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Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, August 1-4

Colorado turns 140 on August 1, and it's a birthday worth celebrating — which you can do at any one of the nine History Colorado locations, as well as the State Capitol. And there's even more free fun around town this week; keep reading for a couple of options and check the Westword calendar for even more to do. 

Colorado Day
History Colorado Center
10 a.m. Monday, free

Admission to the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway is free today, as it is at all the community museums run by History Colorado across the state. In Denver, you can catch a special performance by Top Hogs, Colorado's most talented pigs, learn how to make adobe bricks, have a meet-and-greet with "Molly Brown" and much more. Show your pride for your state, whether you're a lifer or a first-timer. Find out more at

Punk Rock Burlesque's Second Anniversary
Tennyson's Tap
8 p.m. Tuesday, free

Here's another important birthday: The punk-lock lovelies of Punk Rock Burlesque will be shaking and strutting at Tennyson's Tap in honor of the group's second anniversary. The art of burlesque pairs rather nicely with a frosty cold beer, and with twenty featured performers, this show's going all night long. It's a heck of a deal on a Tuesday night.  
Civic Center Bike in Movies - Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Civic Center Park
6 p.m. Wednesday, free

Have a big adventure in Civic Center Park. Ride in early to grab some beers and a bite from a food truck and enjoy live music. Comic Nathan Lund will start warming up the crowd around 8:45 p.m., with Pee Wee coming on the big screen soon after. 
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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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