This week in free: Summer school is in session

Just because you’re feeling dragged down by these dog day doldrums doesn’t mean you can’t still get yourself some free education — it’s almost like being in school, except there’s a ton of booze involved! Tonight, 61 Local kicks off its new event series with a free discussion on “Food Justice and Why It’s Important to Choose Local” to discuss the hows and whys of a locavore diet.  On Wednesday, Secret Science Club (shh!) returns to the Bell House with a viewing of the documentary  “Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives” plus all the associated science-freaky music, drink specials and surprises the club brings along. Get schooled in the music/famous child industry by Roseanne Cash, who celebrates her new book release at Powerhouse Books on Thursday. And also on Thursday, you can learn what constitutes absurd books about women at Veronica People’s Club’s Bad Feminist Reading. Plus, much more!