Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, January 5-8

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The new year has arrived and whether your resolutions include saving money, getting fit or experiencing new things, we've got you covered. This week we're doing yoga, learning about musical films from around the world and listening to some good music -- all for free. For more entertainment opportunities, check the online Westword calendar, and if you know of a great free event we missed, share the information in the comments section below.

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Yoga at the Zoo at Denver Zoo (Tuesday, free)

Pardon the pun, but Yoga at the Zoo looks like it's going to be wildly popular. The folks from


, a promoter of diversity in yoga, will offer free yoga classes at the zoo every Tuesday of the month starting tonight. From beginner to expert and child to adult, everyone is encouraged to be health-conscious while strengthening community bonds at the same time. Get there early to register, and join the crew after the class at the

Noodles & Company

on East Colfax for a community discussion featuring Denver Chief of Police Robert White.

Film Series: The Reclamation of the Musical or How to Stop Worrying and Love the Dance at Cafe Max (Wednesday, free)

Musicals are a genre of film that aren't necessarily for everyone -- but you should give them a try. Let host

William Morris

guide you on a musical cinema journey around the globe at this film series that starts tonight. After a brief history lesson, feast your eyes upon the vivid and seductive French film

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

. You may still not like the genre after the movie's over, but at least you may have have learned something.

Rowan at DADA Art Bar (Thursday, free)

Unwind and relax your way into the weekend by taking in the soothing sounds of


, a local singer/songwriter who divides her time between Denver and New York City. She crafts haunting and spiritual Americana sounds with her voice and guitar, and stirs up a performance that is not to be missed.

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