FREE Denver Events: Movies, Art, Food, Music This Week

05/02/2011 01:52 pm ET | Updated Jul 02, 2011

Ah, Spring in the city -- the sun is shining (mostly), the flowers are blooming, the parks are filling up with barbecues, the streets are filling up with farmers' markets and music fests... and it's all free, baby. Here's your guide to what's happening this week.

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Screening at Denver Public Library, Central Branch: The third film in the DPL's Coen Brothers Film Series based on Homer's epic Odyssey, this unique musical tells the story of a jailbreak, a Cyclops, buried treasure and more.
Tue., May 3 at 6pm
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.; 720-865-1111

Music on the Mezz at Hotel Boulderado: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the historic Boulderado while sipping on cocktails and listening to the sounds of Chico Meira, Ty Hammes and Nafisa Ramos performing contemporary Brazilian guitar music.
Thu., May 5 at 6 - 10pm
2115 13th St., Boulder; 303-442-4344

First Fridays Art Walk in the Santa Fe Art District: Visit over 60 award-winning art galleries, artist studios and restaurants -- enjoy some incredible local art, drink some wine and take a stroll through our famed art district.
Fri., May 6 at 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Santa Fe Dr. & Kalamath St. between Alameda and 12th Ave.

Denver Homeless Artist Exhibition at Gratis Studio: Showcasing art from the often voiceless -- the Denver homeless. The exhibit features incredible work from more than 50 homeless artists as well as live music, a silent auction and drinks all night.
Fri., May 6 at 6 - 9pm
734 Santa Fe Dr.; 720-434-6415

Denver Art Museum: Free days are best for checking out the permanent collections: African, Indian and European art, plus modern and contemporary. Fun for kids too with giant block building rooms, hands-on interactive puzzles, art-making activities and sculpture center.
Sat., May 7 at 10am - 5pm
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy; 720-865-5000

Cheery Creek Fresh Market: It's opening day of the most widely celebrated farmers' market in the city -- loaded with delicious, fresh and local foods grown by our finest farmers and loaded with free samples.
Sat., May 7 at 8am - 1pm
Between 1st Ave. & University Blvd.; 303-442-1837

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