July's almost over, so you don't have time to waste if you want to have free fun this summer. This week, you can catch a movie outside of Illegal Pete's on Colfax, expand your world of words and celebrate a variety of birthdays. Let us know if we missed any bargains, and check the Westword calendar for even more entertainment opportunities.
Film on the Fax: 500 Days of Summer
Illegal Pete's Colfax
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, free
You don't just get the ultimate summer-love movie on a 125-inch screen; you also get a comedy show from Jordan Doll. And if you're one of the first 25 people to say "Film on the Fax," you get a free draft beer from Ratio Brewing as well.
Dikeou Literary Series
Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax
7 p.m. Thursday, free
Denver has an active writing community, and tonight many members will share their works. Creative writing teacher/bruja Angelica Maria Barraza and African American author/historian Tayana Hardin will read from their creations; Sir author Hr Hegnauer and brilliant playwright/rapper/essayist Idris Goodwin will be on stage, too. There's a great big world of word out there; come experience it.
A Very Mostly Harmless Birthday Talk Show
Mutiny Information Cafe
7:30 Thursday, free
We've recommended this live podcast before, because the taping is always quality entertainment. But the July 28 event is a particularly big one: It's a birthday bash for creator, host and metalhead Damian Burford, who plans to discuss tales of birthdays past with special guests Scooter James, Virgil Dickerson, Geoff Allen and comedian Janae Burris. Oh, and there's free booze, too.