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Free for All: The Five Best Free Events This Week

Join Los Mocochetes at the "Que Viva Revolución" video shoot on Thursday, March 21.
Join Los Mocochetes at the "Que Viva Revolución" video shoot on Thursday, March 21. Michael Angelo Sandoval
Whether you're trying to rally for work or calling in sick with a green-beer hangover, Mondays can be tough after a weekend of revelry. But you have no excuse for not getting out and enjoying yourself. While the days ahead are free of street-crowding holidays — would you even want another one so soon? — there's no shortage of bargain entertainment opportunities. That could be joining a crowd of extras for a video shoot commemorating a historic local protest or simply enjoy complimentary samplings of the city's arts and music scenes — whateveer you choose, you'll have no excuse for boredom. Here are the five best free events in the Denver area this week:

click to enlarge COURTESY OF CU ART MUSEUM
Courtesy of CU Art Museum
pARTicipate: Documenting Change
Tuesday, March 19, noon to 1:45 p.m.
CU Art Museum

Scientists aren't the only people chronicling the changing landscapes of the Anthropocene era; from the Renaissance to the modern day, artists have been highly attuned to the natural world. Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future), an exhibition of art and data on display through April 13 at the University of Colorado Art Museum, juxtaposes century-spanning photo collections documenting glacial erosion with Romantic-era landscape paintings to show the devastation of climate change. Join facilitator Ben White for an insightful mid-day tour through the Erin Espelie- and Hope Saska-curated exhibit; space is limited, so email [email protected] to RSVP and visit CU Art Museum's events calendar to learn more.

Faculty Tuesdays: Baritone John Seesholtz
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Grusin Music Hall

If you're a penny-pinching classical-music fan, the University of Colorado's Faculty Tuesdays recital series should be music to your ears. On March 19, baritone John Seesholtz, the latest staff addition to the College of Music's vocal program, lifts his sonorous voice for a stirring conclusion to the performance season, a program of English classics including Jeffrey Nytch's "Silences," Carlisle Floyd's “For I Am Persuaded” and "The Five Mystical Songs," by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Visit the CU Presents events calendar for details or to watch a live stream of the performance.

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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