3 things to do for free in Denver this week, September 3-5

The free Labor Day fun is over, but you can still fill your week with aliens, art and poetry -- all without emptying your wallet. If you know of more worthy free events, post information on them in the comments section below, and visit the online Westword calendar for a comprehensive look at what's going on this week.

See also: Artist Rob Andrews on his plans to kickstart the apocalypse this Sunday

Xtro at Crash 45 (Tuesday)

Get your horror fix at Blood-Thirsty Theresa's impeccably curated Cruel Autumn Horror Film Series tonight. This month's terrifying choice is

Xtro

, an early '80s, low-budget British flick that combines midget clowns, alien abduction and toys trying to kill people. Find out more in

Cory Casciato's interview with Theresa Mercado

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3 things to do for free in Denver this week, September 3-5
Stephanie O. Designs

Own It at the Auraria Campus (Wednesday) This free party put on by Metro State's Center for Innovation promises a smorgasbord of art-related offerings. Catch music from bands like Vices I Admire and James and the Devil, as well as a fashion show with designs by Stephanie O., Kristen LittleJohn Equillibrium and more; there will also be food trucks and art vendors on hand.

Word 4 Word at the Meadowlark (Thursday) There's a new poetry night in town. Word 4 Word at the Meadowlark just launched as a regular poetry contest in which poets compete in audience-judged rounds for a chance at the impressive, $200 prize. See some spoken word or register online to enter the contest.


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