3 things to do for free in Denver this week, December 9-12

The temperature's rising -- but the cost of some of the best events in town won't go about zero this week. See the mummies at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, catch a dance show and laugh at live comedy -- without having to spend a cent. Did we miss a bargain? Let us know in the comments section below, and check out the Westword calendar for a full listing of events.

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Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Monday) Today is one of those magical days when the DMNS opens its doors for free. Wander through the dinosaur bones, check out the inflatable planetarium, and learn how to build and launch your own rocket at the museum. Granny Dances Sampler at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater (Wednesday) Check out a free sampler tonight of the acclaimed Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble holiday spectacular "Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum." The show celebrates cultures from around the world through song, dance and storytelling; this is a rare opportunity to get a taste of the annual favorite without purchasing a ticket.

Too Much Fun at Deer Pile (Wednesday)

Too Much Fun rules. The weekly free evening put on by the Fine Gentleman's Club continues to feature killer sets from comedians Chris Charpentier, Nathan Lund, Sam Tallent and Bobby Crane; tonight's evening of fun will also include music from Burger Records garage rockers Pizza Time.

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