Things to Do

3 things to do for free in Denver this week, September 9-12

One reliable means of free entertainment, as Jimmy Stewart discovers in the 1954 film Rear Window, is to spy on your neighbors. But you won't have to resort to such voyeuristic methods this week to have fun. Instead, you can watch a screening of the Hitchcock classic, catch theater previews for the upcoming season at the Jones Theatre, or see an art show -- all for free. Share news of more free events in the comments section and, as always, check out the Westword calendar for a complete listing of activities in Denver this month.

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Rear Window at the Denver Central Library (Tuesday) The Denver Public Library's Fashion on Film series continues with a classic: Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Rear Window. Iconic designer Edith Head dressed Grace Kelly for this film that stars Jimmy Stewart as a house-bound photojournalist who gets involved in more than he wants to when he spies on his neighbors with binoculars.

Off-Center Season Release Party at the Jones Theatre (Thursday) Check out what [email protected] Jones has to offer in its upcoming season while enjoying free beer at this celebration of theater. The night will include live samples of all the shows coming in Season 3, as well as tunes from DJ Chonz and other entertainment.

Jason Reno | keep an ear to the ground at Hinterland (Thursday) Hinterland consistently puts on intriguing, thought-provoking art shows, and tonight's opening will reveal another great exhibit. The gallery will host a reception for Jason Reno's keep an ear to the ground, which mirrors the artist's feeling of displacement living between Iowa and Denver over the past year, all through the exploration of making multimedia art objects.