If you're not too candied- and costumed-out from Halloween or dead on your feet after all the Día de los Muertos celebrations, there are plenty of fun, free things to do Denver this week. Get rolling on a bike night for a good cause, start talking at some great discussions -- or get in the swing at Denver Arts Week, with many bargain happenings (see our DAW list here). For still more entertainment opportunities, be sure to check out our online calendar, and let us know about more not-to-miss free activities in the comments section below.
Light the Night Bike Ride at Stoney's Bar and Grille (Tuesday, free) Join your fellow night riders on this after-dark bike ride, which kicks off at Stoney's. Glow sticks will be provided and the ride is an easy and enjoyable on: From the Lincoln Street start, the route will wander around Capitol Hill, eventually ending at Govnr's Park, where a raffle will be held with some cool prizes. The best part? Proceeds from the raffle go to First Descents, an outdoor sports-oriented non-profit supporting young adults who are fighting and surviving cancer.
Sunday School for Atheists at the McNichols Building (Thursday, free) Put on by Warm Cookies of the Revolution -- a local group that brings the community together to talk about issues in a fun and welcoming environment -- tonight's gathering focuses on "Thou shalt not kill." The discussion will be moderated by Army combat veteran Garett Reppenhagen; the evening also includes a musical performance by Jacob George, another Army vet. As always, cookies and milk will be provided. RSVPing is not mandatory, but always welcome through the Warm Cookies' Facebook page.
Micah White's The Future of Protest at RMCAD (Thursday, free) A former editor of Adbusters magazine and co-creator of the ubiquitous term/meme "Occupy Wall Street," Micah White is the latest participant in the Visiting Artist, Scholar and Designer Program at RMCAD. He will be discussing the Occupy Wall Street movement from a critical perspective, as well as speaking on the role of artists in contemporary civil discourse. This event is free, but an RSVP is recommended, since seating is limited.
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