3 things to do for free in Denver this week, September 23-26

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Summer is officially over, but that doesn't mean the free fun has to end. Whether you want to develop technology while eating free pizza, attend a Bring Your Own Records Party or get literary at Denver's only bookstore-slash-wine bar, there's plenty of bargain entertainment on the calendar this week. Share more free events in the comments section below and, as always, find hundreds of other events on the online Westword calendar.

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M2M Hackfest at Quick Left (Wednesday)

Though the Internet is renowned for its ability to connect people to people, innovative new technology is moving in the direction of machine to machine (aka M2M) communication. Tech company 2lemetry is holding a hackfest today, September 25, when aspiring hackers can develop their own M2M solutions, complete with free beer, pizza and MaKey MaKey toolkits full of all they'll need to develop their own brand-new technology.

Bring Your Own Records Party at Lost Lake (Wednesday) Westword MasterMind Sarah Slater's DIY DJ night is back. The concept is simple: bring three to five songs to play on vinyl, share them, and then sit back and listen to the eclectic selections of everyone else -- while enjoying a drink or two at the bar. Sip and Sign at the BookBar (Thursday) If you've been meaning to check out Denver's new bookstore-meets-wine bar on Tennyson Street, tonight is an ideal opportunity to visit the store that puts pinots and paperbacks in the same space. BookBar will host a signing with L.K. Collins, Red Phoenix, R.L. Griffin and Robert Reeves; sip wine and celebrate the release of debut novels by Reeves and Collins.

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