Things to Do

Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, June 13-16

We have a lot to learn this week while we're having fun without spending dough. Get educated about racial justice, fine art and theater all for free. Check out the Westword calendar for even more bargain events to fill your week.
Arc of Justice Film Screening
6 p.m. Monday, free

Start the week off with an inspirational film, Arc of Justice, which chronicles the rise, fall and rebirth of the largest black-owned land holding in the country. Learn how the land in southwest Georgia empowered a community, and how discriminating practices and Mother Nature led to its demise — before it was returned to its owners in 2014 after a class-action lawsuit. A discussion will follow the screening.
VoCA Talk: Marie Watt
Denver Art Museum
6 p.m. Wednesday, free
Artist Marie Watt joins oral historian James Lancel McElhinney for a discussion of her works inspired by history, proto-feminism and indigenous principles — two of which, including "Butterfly," are currently on display at the Denver Art Museum. Send an RSVP here to join.

3rd Annual Celebrate African-American Theater Day
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
6 p.m. Wednesday, free
Not only do we get to celebrate African American Theater Day today, but also the fortieth anniversary of the Denver Black Arts Company. Stop by Su Teatro for a history lesson on the local company, as well as musical, drama and poetry performances. 
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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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