Comedy

Free for All: Five Free Events in Denver This Week

See a free screening of Wonder Woman at the Turnhalle Ballroom on Wednesday, September 27.
See a free screening of Wonder Woman at the Turnhalle Ballroom on Wednesday, September 27. Warner Bros.

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3 Course Comedy
Wednesday, September 27, 8 p.m.
Deer Pile

Denver-based comedians Adrian Mesa and Eric Henderson just want to feed you. For nearly four years, the duo behind 3 Course Comedy has cultivated food jokes and trivia games, conducted interviews with performing comics and developed a durable showcase format while preparing a three-course meal for a coterie of steadfast Deer Pile loyalists. An ongoing podcast cataloguing the shows of months past is available on the Sexpot Comedy Archives as well as on iTunes, though the audio version offers only a fraction of the live experience. The theme this month is Irish foods, and while the lack of corned beef may donny some people's brooks, the menu at 3 Course Comedy typically skews vegetarian out of respect for the venue. Wednesday's lineup showcases up-and-coming local comics Joe Gray, Anthony Siraguse and Nolawee Mengist. Visit the Sexpot Comedy events calendar to learn more.

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Grandma's House
Thrift Store Fashion Show
Saturday, September 30, 7 to 10 p.m.
Grandma's House

Visitors to the inviting taproom at Grandma's House are welcomed by its precisely curated collection of kitsch, a veritable trove of thrift-store treasures. While the brewery's cozy living-room decor is testament enough to the fine art of thrifting, the venue is doubling down on pre-owned fabulousness with a Thrift Store Fashion Show. Part of the South Broadway watering hole's third-anniversary celebrations, the show invites models of all shapes and sizes to strut the runway in their snazziest vintage outfits. The requirements are simple: All clothes must be from ARC, Goodwill or Salvation Army stores (with tags still attached) rather than from upscale vintage boutiques where the proprietor has done all the hunting for you. With plenty of eligible shops nearby, guests can cobble an ensemble together before heading over to Grandma's House to enjoy the funkiest fashion show in town, with house DJs on hand to provide the tunes. Visit the Thrift Store Fashion Show Eventbrite page to find out more.

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
Contact: Byron Graham