Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, January 12-15

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The year is off to a good start if you appreciate free entertainment. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, the Colorado Symphony and the Flobots will offer a free concert in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at Boettcher Concert Hall. Get your tickets at the CSO Box Office or the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street. Keep reading for three more great free events this week. For even more entertainment opportunities, go to the Westword calendar -- and if we missed a worthwhile free event, share details in the comments section below.

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Star Wars #1 Launch Party at 5280 Comics (Wednesday, free)

2015 is the year for

Star Wars

fans; the force is truly with us. To celebrate such nerdery, take the trek down to 5280 Comics and debate the specifics of the

crossguard lightsaber

over free pizza and soda. Dress in costume and get your picture taken with special guests from the Rocky Mountain Garrison in full

Star Wars

gear. They're going to have the new

Star Wars

comic books available for purchase as well, to get you in the spirit.

Portlandia screening at Alamo Drafthouse (Wednesday, free)

Since we live in Denver and get clowned for our marijuana intake, it's nice to have a show that makes fun of another town, one unique in its own way. The Alamo will be showing three great episodes of the show featuring the bookstore ladies, gutterpunks and homemade clothing, and all kinds of other silly Portlandia things. Bonus: Stick around for a screening of


for only a buck.

The Wild Geese of Goosetown at Goosetown Tavern (Thursday, free) A Denver comedy show, by Denver comedians and supported by Denver companies like Twist & Shout and Sexy Pizza, makes for a good time. Not only is the comedy from Kristin Rand, Jordan Doll, Patrick Scott and a slew of others free, but there will be giveaways from the sponsors as well. Let's laugh, Denver.

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