Things to Do

3 things to do for free in Denver this week, May 28-30

If you want to go out without going broke, you're in the right place. In Denver this week, you can see art and spoken-word performances, learn about local meats, and even win some money at trivia night. Share more bargains in the comments section below; and for more events, check out the Westword calendar.

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A Night of Poetry and Art at the Collection Studio (Tuesday) Using the Civil Rights Movement as inspiration, New America High School students created a series of art and poetry works -- everything from spoken word to visual pieces -- that they'll display at a reception tonight in the thriving Aurora Cultural Arts district. Come see what the younger generation has to offer the arts world. Trivia Night at Bayou Bob's (Wednesday) At this free event, you might even make money! Every Wednesday, the New Orleans-style restaurant dishes up free trivia fun, in addition to its regular (and not-free) menu of blackened catfish and other Cajun cooking. King Trivia starts at 7 p.m., when you can test your knowledge for the chance to win cash and free drinks.

Dock Day at MM Local Cannery (Thursday) MM Local Cannery's Dock Days are a great time to learn more about local food as well as sample treats from some of the finest area meat and veggie purveyors. This month MM will be firing up the grill for a special Father's Day edition, when you can try out local kraut, grilled peppers, and Tender Belly Pork products. But be warned: Though the event is free, there's a good chance you'll be tempted to purchase some of the fine foods on display.

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