You're still scraping up the money to pay October rent, but you won't have to pay a penny for some of the week's most interesting events. You can see important documentaries, meet comedians and launch a new art museum — for free. The Westword calendar includes many more events; let us know with a comment if we've missed any bargains.
Tania Monarca Screening at Mutiny Information Cafe (8 p.m. Wednesday, free)
Tania Monarca is waiting to find out if her mother, Imelda Valenzuela, is going to be deported on October 5. The case has been pending for years and, in the meantime, Monarca made a documentary about what her family has been going through. See the film tonight and learn more about the immigration policy issues that are affecting our communities. A DVD will be for sale to help with the mounting legal fees.
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Talkin Shop with Aaron Urist at Mutiny Information Cafe (7 p.m. Thursday, free)
If you've ever been to a comedy gig in this town, chances are you've seen the "comics' go-to-guy," Aaron Urist. The dude has a never- ending supply of clever wordplay and can sure tell a story. Find out how Urist and his comedy came to be, and maybe even ask him a few questions. This show is recorded as a podcast, so if you can't make it, you can listen to it here.
Black Cube Launch Event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (7 p.m. Thursday, free)
Be a part of the launch of a brand-new, nomadic contemporary art museum. The first exhibition to be featured, Sophont in Action, is by California-based artist Desirée Holman and features live performances of occult- and science fiction-inspired vignettes with projections onto the legendary red rocks. Everyone is encouraged to wear black. Black Cube is offering bus rides if you need a lift to Red Rocks; RSVP to ride the bus here, since space is limited.