Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, February 22-25

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We're almost two months into the new year, and if you've stayed true to your resolution of saving money in 2016, we've got three deals for you: This week you can help crown a comedy champion, listen to an accomplished author and have some vintage laughs — all for free Check out our calendar for even more to do. 

Comedy Battle Royale at Ratio Beerworks (8 p.m. Wednesday, free)
It's like March Madness, except it's one night only — and all about comedy. Twelve comedians will enter the room and and only one will leave victorious after the audience has voted round to round in this ballistic bracket of rob ticklers. Have a laugh, a glass and help crown a winner. 

A Reading by Amina Gautier at Claver Hall (7 p.m. Thursday, free)
Dr. Amina Gautier won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, one of only two women of color to do so. She'll read from her latest fiction offering, The Loss of All Lost Things, and talk about her work tonight. Register for the event on the Regis University campus here.

Cartoons & Comedy at The Deer Pile (10 p.m. Thursday, free)
Ah, those simple days of slurping cereal and giggling at cartoons. This grownup version adds local comedians who rip and riff on the cartoons of the 1980s and '90s, and the commercials that accompanied them. Sweet!

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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