3 things to do for free this week, October 15-18, 2012

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Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Journey with Jane Fonda this week to a sci-fi world -- for free! That's just one of the artistic trips you can enjoy this week without having to open your wallet.For a full list of events, visit the online Westword calendar, and if you know of any other free events going on this week, let us know in the comments.

See also: - Fresh opens today in Cherry Creek - Ron Miles and Janet Feder play in support of Mission Supports this Sunday at Dazzle - The Plastic Experience reimagines the Munny tonight at Next Gallery

Barbarella at the Denver Central Library B2 Conference Center (Tuesday)

Check out the camp classic starring Jane Fonda tonight as part of Fresh City Life's sci-fi film series. To make the night extra-special, NYC drag persona, TV star and author Brini Anderson will host and comment along the way as Barbarella attempts to rescue Doctor Durand Durand from a foreign planet. It's gonna rule.

Rachel Is screening and Mission Supports volunteer orientation at Denver Open Media (Wednesday)

If you've been looking for a way to volunteer your time, now is the ideal opportunity to learn more about a very worthy cause -- and catch a fascinating documentary while you're at it. Mission Supports is a non-profit that works to support adults with mental disabilities, and tonight the organization is hosting a volunteer orientation along with a screening of

Rachel Is

, a documentary about the struggle of a special-education student transitioning into adult life. Go to see the movie, find out more about the organization, and give back to the community.

Fuddy Meers at the CU Boulder Acting Studio (Wednesday-Thursday) Amnesia has been used as a plot device all over pop culture, from the saccharine Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore flick 50 First Dates to Christopher Nolan's psychological thriller Memento. The CU Boulder 509 Performance Series will explore similar themes in David Lindsay Abaire's dark comedy Fuddy Meers, which follows a woman whose memory is erased every night. The truly unforgettable part? Tickets are free! Check it out at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday nights. (Performances continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.)

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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