We get it, you're broke. But that doesn't mean you have to fill your weeknights with bad prime- time sitcoms. Instead, get out of the house and enjoy three three stellar events that feature entertaining stories, flirty songs and/or Lady Gaga. And get this: All three are free!
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Appreciate the art of the carefully crafted double entendre tonight at a fun, free concert put on by Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life. Musicians like Marta Burton, Cora Vette, Auntie Dee Galloway, Marnie Ward, Elizabeth Caswell-Dyer and Jennifer Adams will sing a variety of old tunes that may sound innocent, but have some racy meanings under the surface. Hear classics like Mae West's "A Guy What Takes His Time" and Rosemary Clooney's "Too Old to Cut the Mustard" courtesy some of Denver's most saucy songstresses in the Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery. Registration is encouragedonline
or by calling 720-865-1206.
Stories, Stories, Bring Your Stories at the Mercury Cafe (Tuesday) Though there are many storytelling podcasts out there in Internet land, it's time to take off your earbuds and go listen to the real thing -- live. Once a month, Denver literary man-about-town Ed Ward curates an impeccable lineup of storytellers who share their their best onstage. Get a cup of one of the Merc's many comforting teas, grab a seat in a room full of like-minded listeners, and take it all in.Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour screening at Eden (Thursday)
Missed Lady Gaga's last tour? Don't worry. Tonight you can see HBO'sMonster Ball Tour
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documentary that was filmed at Madison Square Garden, complete with Gaga's many-colored wigs and famed fire-shooting bra -- but without the inflated ticket price. Eden will project the film and host a Gaga costume contest judged by Denver celebrities. We're guessing pyrotechnics will wow the judges, but if that's not in your budget, a cheap bologna-meat dress will probably do.