Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, February 8-11

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There's a fun week of fun for free, but if you have a few extra bucks laying around, support local comedy heroes on their journey to primetime television. Over the next few day learn about art with a sense of humor, travel to Peru and let loose and dance. Drop us a line if we've missed other bargains, and find more events around town in our calendar listings.

Humor Lecture Series: JK Keller and Keetra Dean Dixon at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design  (6:30 p.m. Wednesday, free)
The Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design lightens things up this week with a free public lecture. Learn how artists JK Keller and Keetra Dean use the powers of humor to combat the hurdles involved in creating art. These artists from Homer, Alaska, will also discuss interpreting art as a metaphor of the human condition, as well as the general silly things life can throw at us. For a good time, RSVP here

Finding Gaston at IMAX at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (6:30 p.m. Wednesday, free)
As a part of is monthly indigenous film series, the IMAX screen welcomes the passion of a Peruvian chef. Finding Gaston follows the life of the classically French trained chef Gaston Acurio, who leaves his fancy restaurants to become the Peruvian food ambassador to the world. But he also introduces his recipes to the indigenous people of the country, igniting national pride. Watch the movie and listen to the discussion, then try some Peruvian food.

Made in the Shade Records Presents: Throwback Thursday at Marquis Theater (9 p.m. Thursday, free)
The work week is almost over; celebrate at this party kicking off Denver's newest record label. There will be Wynkoop beer on the cheap, chances to win tons of music and food prizes, and records spinning old-school jams all night long, so you can dance your way into the weekend. 

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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