Shake off your cabin fever by going out on the town this week -- without spending a dime! For starters, you can tiptoe through the tulips at a Denver Botanic Gardens free day, try your luck at draq-queen bingo, or watch Hobo With a Shotgun. For more reasons to get off the sofa and out of the house, visit the online Westword calendar, and share information on more free events this week in the comments section.
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Every Tuesday at Hamburger Mary's, you can try your luck at bingo for all sorts of prizes. But you'll feel like a winner just for showing up, since you can marvel at the costumes and silly antics of host drag queens Brittany Michaels and Jackie Summers while enjoying drink specials and eating $2 tacos (yes, you'll have to pay for the food and drink).
Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens (Wednesday) Spring is the perfect time to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens and see what's in bloom. And since today is a free day, you can wander around the Japanese Garden, the Dryland Mesa, the Rock Alpine Garden and all the other areas without even opening your wallet.Hobo With A Shotgun at the Oriental Theater (Wednesday)
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Watch a vigilante hobo bring justice to a corrupt town tonight when the Mile High Horror Festival presents this 2011 indy film. The evening will also feature performances by the John Chaos Sideshow and Kitty Crimes -- so you really won't mind that the screening isn't exactly free: The price of admission is a donation of five canned food items for the homeless. So search your cupboards, and then prepare to be very, very afraid.