3 things to do for free in Denver this week, October 14-17

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Maybe you blew all your cash on the Great American Beer Festival or a weekend of leaf-peeping. But there's plenty you can do in Denver this week -- for free. You can catch a movie, check out local poets or see new photography by Kristen Hatgi-Sink at Goldyn, the high-class boutique in Highland. For more bargain entertainment, be sure to take a look at our online calendar, and if you know of other worthy events, share information in the comments section below.

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Bohemian Film Series presents Amélie at the Bohemian Biergarten (Monday) The Boulder Outdoor Cinema has moved its programming indoors to the Bohemian Biergarten for the season. Tonight, that's where you can see a free screening of 2001's Amélie. More than just a typical rom-com, the clever French film follows a young woman on her quest to help others -- while she finds love in the process. Get there early to grab a seat before you grab a beer and a pretzel -- last week's showing of Inglourious Basterds packed the house.

Freedom of Speech at Gypsy House Cafe (Tuesday) Local powerhouse LadySpeech Sankofa, a spoken word artist and emcee, hosts this semi-monthly gathering. Tuesday night's edition features guest poets Amal Kassir and Kyle Sutherland, and there's an open mic for anyone in the community who wants to share their words.

Crowns: Kristen Hatgi-Sink opening at Goldyn (Thursday) True to its vision of fusing fashion and art worlds, Goldyn will feature work by photographer Kristen Hatgi-Sink on its retail wall when her new show, Crowns, opens on Thursday. Join Denver's couture club for an evening of haunting images, drinks and light snacks from Coohills. This Scout Guide-hosted event is free, but an RSVP to courtney@shopgoldyn.com is appreciated.

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