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Three Things to Do for Free in Denver June 15-18 , 2015

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Summertime, and the living is easy — and the entertainment free!  This week we're hanging out with celebrity authors, dancing to some throwback tunes and learning about the world we live in—all for free. If you know of any other bargains, tell us in the comments section; for more entertainment opportunities, check out the Westword calendar.

Simon Majumdar at Tattered Cover Colfax (7 p.m. Monday, free)
If you fancy yourself a foodie or are a reality-show junkie, you're in for a treat at the Tattered Cover tonight: World traveler and author Simon Majumdar will discuss his newest book, Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America With My Fork. Majumdar may be British, but he loves American food and culture — so much so that he recently became a U.S. citizen and traveled around the country to write all about it. 

Bands on the Bricks at Pearl Street Mall (7 p.m. Wednesday, free) 
Let's take a moment and give it up for summer — and all the free entertainment opportunities that come with it. For example, every Wednesday the tunes are hitting the bricks up on Pearl Street in Boulder. This week That Eighties Band turns up the hump-day fun with nostalgic tunes to spin you right round, baby. The music is free, but if you want to spend a little money you can grab some beers or a marg starting at 5:30 p.m. at the beer garden.

Anarchist Movie Night: The Take at Mutiny Information Cafe (8 p.m. Wednesday, free)
The Take explores the ghosts towns of Argentina abandoned by factories after economic collapse in the country in 2001. The film follows auto-part factory workers who march into their empty factories to silently protest the fact that their jobs have vanished, and try to persuade the bosses to re-open the shops; that struggle is juxtaposed with a crucial presidential election.

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