Things to do in Denver today, Aug. 9: Free music, free movie, free comedy

Fun is free this Wednesday.

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Hippo Campus. (Courtesy of Girlie Action)

Hippo Campus. (Courtesy of Girlie Action)

Tonight’s free show at Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave., stars up-and-coming Minneapolis band Hippo Campus, with Corsica and Fort Collins’ own Slow Caves kicking things off.

Doors are at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. If you’re feeling fancy, you can pay $20 to sit in the VIP area.


At Civic Center Park, the free entertainment for the evening is a showing of “The Blues Brothers.”

Picnics are welcome and food trucks will be on-site starting at 6:30 p.m. They’ll also have corn hole, bocce and a prize wheel. The movie starts at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.


One more free thing: It’s comedy night at Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. from 8 to 10 p.m. Here’s the lineup:


And it’s Mixed Taste time again.

As always, two speakers will take 20 minutes each on unrelated subjects, and when they’re done, an audience Q&A will help connect the topics. Up this week: prohibition with Jason Hanson, director of interpretation and research at History Colorado, and Bob Ross with Doug Blandy,  director of the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.