Although the official holiday is today, this is also Mardi Gras week, which calls for some real celebration. So we're going to let the good times roll as we to kill some brain cells, take a look at our bodies and mark a reason to wear a tuxedo — or at least a tuxedo shirt. Click on the Westword calendar to explore more events, and feel free to add info on more free events in the comments sectoin.
Kegs with Legs Party at Industry (Tuesday, free)
Keep in mind that this event is technically a meet-up for networking and grown-up talk. So don't forget to hand out business cards as you wind your way through free booze, free food and live jams from Ninety Percent 90s. Maybe you'll find a new career at this free party — or just plenty of fun. In any event, it's a true investment opportunity.
Sunday School for Atheists: Really?! My Body Is a Wonderland? at McNichols Building (Wednesday, free)
Every month you can count on Warm Cookies of the Revolution to celebrate the minds of our citizenry, but in February the thoughts will truly be empowering. Many people, like Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls, analyze their bodies in terms of fat and skinny, but forget to think of all the amazing things that our bodies are capable of. Tonight you can learn how great those capabilities are from ballet dancers, opera singers, wrestlers and even rapper Wheel Chair Sports Camp. Come celebrate these marvelous human machines.
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Yelp's Casino Royale Party at Space Gallery (Thursday, free)
Clicky-clow! We're rolling dice tonight — and you can, too, if you RSVP to this crazy party. Dress like a million bucks, because when you look rich, you get rich. The gambling is all fun and games, but the free booze and food from many local businesses will ensure a winning bet: You're going to have fun tonight.