Shout out to the dead presidents for giving some people day off this week! You can use the extra time to head to Boulder for a special program on a pair of raunchy, rowdy filmmakers tonight, or just finish some tasks so that you can enjoy other fine freebies this week. Let us know if we missed any big bargains, and check out our online calendar for more to do.
George Kuchar Forum and Lecture at CU Visual Arts Complex (7 p.m. Monday, free)
Explore the world of filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar tonight at the University of Colorado Boulder. The brothers were known for making films that influenced such talents as John Waters and David Lynch, films like Hold Me While I'm Naked and The Devil's Cleavage. Film scholar Gene Youngblood will lead the discussion and preview Tarnished Angel, his multimedia project analyzing George Kuchar's voluminous video diaries: The filmmaker created over 230 in his lifetime.
Artist's Night Out at Art Students League of Denver (7 p.m. Wednesday, free)
The annual Athena Project Arts Festival is a sprawling event in March, open to all women involved in the arts — whether dance, sculpture or spoken word. Before this year's big festival, you can get to know some of the artists who'll be participating at this meet-and-greet, and even share some of your own work.The show-and-tell event is free but RSVP here to introduce yourself to the group.
The Narrators: DIY or Die at Buntport Theater (8 p.m. Wednesday, free)
Before these days of modern technology, history was an oral tradition: Stories were told and passed on from generation to generation. But storytelling is not a lost art, as The Narrators proves each month. This round — the official theme is "DIY or Die" features comedians Jordan Wieleba, Kevin O’Brien and Sean Michael Cummings, and other musicians, writers and everyday storytellers will pepper the production. So you'll not only hear great stories, but may leave with tales of your own to tell.