Every wallet needs a rest now and then, so this week we've decided to put together a list of things to do that are on the city.
Colorado Remembers 9/11 on Tuesday with a free concert by Hazel Miller in Civic Center Park, an appearance by John Elway and a special tribute to wildfires responders as well as the July 20th Aurora tragedy.
On Saturday the second annual Uptown Block Party and Brewer's Olympics hosts a competition between a dozen breweries for the gold and on Friday Skyline Park is hosting a "Handmade in Colorado" festival.
Anyone who'd prefer to stay indoors Friday has an opportunity to get their favorite Michael Chabon book signed at the Tattered Cover downtown, as well as hear a reading by the author himself from his latest, "Telegraph Avenue." Meanwhile fans of the outdoors can park their bikes in Civic Center Park and watch "Top Gun," all for free.
Check out our picks of free things to do in Denver this week:
Colorado Remembers 9/11
Last year around 35,000 showed up to a Beach Boys-9/11 memorial in the park with a steel beam from the World Trade Center. This year the remembrance ceremony will also include a tribute to wildfire heroes and first responders to the July 20th Aurora tragedy. Denver Broncos' John Elway will be in attendance with a performance by Hazel Miller, and special acknowledgement from Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates and Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia. <strong><em>When: Sept. 11 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.thecell.org/" target="_hplink">Civic Center Park</a> Cost: Free! </em></strong>
Handmade In Colorado
While the weather's still warm, don't miss out on this opportunity to peruse art, jewelry and other crafts handmade in Colorado. <strong><em>When: Sept. 14 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.coloradoevents.net/" target="_hplink">Skyline Park</a> Cost: Free!</em></strong> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=93139383770&set=a.436916943770.238434.93138493770&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>
The Uptown Block Party And Brewers' Olympics
Beer and the Olympics. Olympics and beer. If you like beer in a competitive atmosphere, don't miss the second annual Vine Street Uptown Block Party and Brewer's Olympics featuring Keith Moseley from String Cheese Incident and gold for the best beer. <strong><em>When: Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.mountainsunpub.com/" target="_hplink">Vine Street Pub</a> Cost: Free! </em></strong> <em>*Pictured is the Jah Mon Ginger beer, made with fresh ginger root and lemongrass at Southern Sun. </em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151373489612516&set=a.116009577515.128926.21383762515&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>
Michael Chabon At The Tattered Cover
The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist will read from and sign his latest, "Telegraph Avenue" downtown. <em><strong>When: Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.tatteredcover.com/event/michael-chabon-telegraph-avenue" target="_hplink">Tattered Cover Bookstore, Historic LoDo</a> Cost: Free! </strong> (Free numbered tickets for a place in the book signing line will be handed out at 6:30 p.m., and seating is available for ticketed customers only).</em>
"Top Gun" Bike-In Movie At The Park
Hey Denver, here's one of your last opportunities to catch a bike-in movie at Civic Center Park. Park your bike and bring your own picnic or choose from one of the city's on-site gourmet food trucks. <em><strong>When: Sept. 14 from 7:30 p.m.-11p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org/event-bike-in-movie-top-gun_35.html?ref=cal-09-14-2012.html" target="_hplink">Civic Center Park</a> Cost: Free!</strong></em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151039136652954&set=a.82558502953.80428.61865302953&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">via Facebook</a>. </em>