3 things to do for free in Denver this week, December 2-5

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If Black Friday did a number on your wallet, you can still keep yourself entertained this week in Denver. There are plenty of things to do that won't cost a cent -- from a horror flick to a Chanukah celebration to a free comedy open mic. Did we miss a great bargain? Post other events in the comments section below, and check out the Westword calendar for a complete listing of events around town.

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Motel Hell at Crash 45 (Tuesday)

Since this is the first Tuesday of the month, it's time again for Blood-Thirsty Theresa's awesomely-curated series of obscure horror films. Tonight's is the 1980 Kevin Connor flick

Motel Hell

, a bloody flick about a creepy farmer who buries people outside the motel he runs. The screening is free; drinks are extra -- but worth the cost at this cool bar.

Ultra Sex Laser Playtime at Strange Grounds (Wednesday)

Check out up-and-coming comics tonight at the weekly open mic night at Strange Grounds, a coffeehouse and hangout on South Broadway. Ultra Sex Laser Playtime holds sign-up at 6:30 p.m. and then starts set at 7 p.m. for those hoping to try their luck on the mic.

Festival of Lights at the McNichols Building (Wednesday) Celebrate the final evening of Chanukah tonight with a communal candle lighting at the McNichols Building. The Colorado Hebrew Chorale will play live music; there will also be instructional Israeli-folk dancing and free kosher holiday refreshments.

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