Free for All: Five Free Events in Denver This Week

Monday Movie Madness continues tonight with a screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Monday Movie Madness continues tonight with a screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Paramount Pictures
As Denver grows with each passing month, its residents, both new and old, have more and more opportunities to participate in a thriving cultural scene. From family-friendly outdoor movie screenings and visits from celebrated authors to Lucha Libre wrestling and sordid tales of the road, the offerings from the city's creative community keep flowing all week long. Penny-pinching locals needn't break the bank to break up the monotony, either. Each of the following events is open to the public for the low, low cost of free (or included with the purchase of a book you should already have). With this many fun and free activities going on, Denverites will have no one to blame for their boredom but themselves.

click to enlarge INFINITY PARK
Infinity Park
Monday Movie Madness
Monday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.
Infinity Park at Glendale

With summertime upon us, local cinephiles can while away their balmy evenings with Monday Movie Madness at Glendale's Infinity Park. The organizers of Monday Movie Madness, which boasts a brand-new jumbo-sized screen, asked visitors which movies they'd most like to see, resulting in a program of family-friendly hits and crowd-pleasing classics like this week's choice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The series continues throughout the summer, with Finding Dory on July 17, Top Gun on July 24 and Sing on August 7. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; arrive early to set up lawn chairs and blankets, or just spread out across the grass. Visit to learn more.

click to enlarge RACONTEUR DENVER
Raconteur Denver
Tales of the Tour
Tuesday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Infinite Monkey Theorem

For musicians, comedians, dancers or even church choirs, a life on the road can be a professional necessity that provides both the dizzying highs and crushing lows of creative pursuits. Whether lifting or dashing your spirits, Tales of the Tour's evening of storytelling, at the hip downtown winery Infinite Monkey Theorem, is all about these experiences. Spotlighting tales from Stephen Brackett of Flobots, Kevin Larkin of Chimney Choir and Michael Catlin of Genius Media, Tales of the Tour encourages creatives to bring forth their most entertaining travelogues. The fine folks at Raconteur Denver are spearheading the event, which starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Visit the Raconteur Denver event page to learn more.

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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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