Things to Do

Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, December 8-11

With Christmas just weeks away, the calendar is filling up with obligations. But you deserve some fun, too. So take care of some of those shopping obligations while drinking beer tonight, and then load your midweek schedule with free entertainment that includes classic movies and great local comedy. For more activities, check out the online Westword calendar. And if we missed any great free fun, share the details in the comments section below.

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Tinseltown on Pecos Street at Huckleberry Roasters (Monday, free) Don't be the person who has to do all of his holiday shopping at 7-Eleven on Christmas Eve. Sure, you can get a pickle there, wrapped up in some nice plastic, but if you come out to Huckleberry Roasters tonight, you can pick up some damn fine pickles in a jar from The Real Dill. That's just the start of the gifts by local artisans that will be featured at Tinseltown; to get you in the holiday spirit, there will also be beer from TRVE.

New Wave the World Over Film Series: Loves of a Blonde at Cafe Max (Wednesday, free) If you fancy yourself a film buff, don't miss this new film series, which brings an international flavor to Cafe Max. Coming from Czechoslovakia is 1965's Loves of a Blonde, a tragic love story that's also a careful examination of the ridiculousness of communist Czechoslovakia -- and a truly beautiful film.

Werewolf Radar Picture Show: Gremlins and Too Much Fun at Deer Pile (Wednesday, donations) A classic Christmas movie followed by a performance by The Fine Gentleman's Club will make this an unforgettable Wednesday night, certain to be almost too much fun. You'll laugh, you'll cry -- but you won't be disappointed. And they're expecting you.


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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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