Things to Do

Three things to do for free in Denver, August 18-21

Schools will soon be back in session -- and it's not to expand your own education. This week you can learn how to be at peace with yourself, impact the government or even create some art.

There's a lot more going on in town, too; see our full listing of events in the online Westword calendar. And if you know of another great free event this week, post it in the comments section below.

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How To Meditate at Washington Park Boathouse (Tuesday, free) Summer is fleeting; the sunshine and warm nights create an elation that only lasts until winter rears its ugly head again. But meditation, they say, can tap into that stage of happiness year-round. Come to the Wash Park boathouse tonight for a free lesson that could last a lifetime.

Bring Your Government: Community Health at McNichols Building (Wednesday, free) Warm Cookies of the Revolution is again using a fun format to tackle a serious topic. Listen to presenters and comedians discuss the issues, and you can join in the conversation, too, as well as help your fellow citizens build an ideal LEGO city.

Fashion:Culture at McNichols Building (Thursday, free) Join members of Colorado Photographic Arts Center at the opening of their new exhibition tonight. This huge show features the work of seventeen local artists, as well as a display of Colorado fashion dating back to the beginning of the 1900s, thanks to the archives at History Colorado.


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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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