Whether you won or lost on Super Bowl wagers, you'll definitely score if you're looking for free entertainment in Denver this week. From a trip to the Denver Zoo to a screening of the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired horror flick Two Evil Eyes to a showing of 1939's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there's lots of entertainment that's absolutely free. Did we miss a great bargain? Let us know in the comments section below, and check out the online Westword calendar for more events.
Free Day at the Denver Zoo (Monday, free) Spend a day with the beasts of the Denver Zoo without having to pay the usual admission fee. As part of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District's free days, the zoo will open its gates for free today so you can check out Predator Ridge, Tropical Discovery and Primate Panorama without opening your wallet.
This season's Cruel Winter Horror Series is devoted to creepy anthologies, and Blood-Thirsty Theresa's pick tonight is 1990'sTwo Evil Eyes
. Created by filmmakers George Romero and Dario Argento, the film tells two eerie Edgar Allan Poe stories: "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" and "The Black Cat."The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Denver Central Library (Tuesday, free)
Fresh City Life's classic film series kicks off tonight with the 1939 William Dieterle version ofThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
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. The film stars Charles Laughton as the tragic, disabled bell-ringer in fifteenth-century France.