The temps are rising, and so are the opportunities for free fun around town. This week you can enjoy beer and a discussion of civic health, catch a John Waters film for free, and see more movies while you celebrate bike culture in Boulder. Don't forget to bike to work on Wednesday for free pancakes, too. Drop us a comment if you know of any other bargains around town, and visit the Westword calendar for many more entertainment options.
"What's Brewing?" (A Very Dumb Name for a Very Great Program!) at McNichols Building (6 p.m. Tuesday, free)
Beer is something most people want, as is money. But how we get these things can be the tricky part. Thankfully, the Warm Cookies squad is providing the beer (and kombucha) tonight, so we can focus our attention on how to get money for our community and contribute to the greater good. All this discussion will take places alongside games of beer pong, giant jenga and beer bingo — so you won't just be giving your mind a workout; you'll be working out your arms as well.
Dirty & Divine: A Weekly John Waters Movie Night at Fort Greene Bar (9 p.m. Tuesday, free)
The space that was formerly home to Crash 45 is now Fort Greene, but the tradition of free films continues here — this summer with a weekly series featuring weirdo extraordinaire John Waters. The series starts with Polyester, a hilarious little romp about porn theaters, the religious right, foot fetishes and so much more. The film was originally shown in "Odorama" — is it too much to hope for smell cards? Check here for the line-up for the rest of the summer.
Boulder Clips Beer and Film Tour at Valmont Disc Golf Park (8 p.m. Thursday, free)
After Bike to Work Day on June 24, you could be all pumped up about the wheel thing — so cruise up to Boulder to celebrate bike culture at its finest. Put on by New Belgium, the evening includes short films made by amateur outdoor enthusiasts and projected on an outdoor screen. Until the sun goes down, you can support a bike-friendly non-profit by purchasing drink tokens and enjoying some hard-to-find New Belgium creations. The event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly.