Four weeks into 2016, the year's free entertainment options are only getting better. This week you can learn how to be a hardcore resident, grab some laughs or catch a sugar buzz on the cheap. Drop us a comment if you know of any bargains we missed for this list, and go to the online Westword calendar for more events.
Winter Bike Week in Metro Denver (Monday-Thursday, free)
A true Denverite doesn't give up biking around town just because of a little snow. The city's first Winter Bike Week gets rolling at noon today with a Winter Biking 101 Workshop, in which expert cyclists will provide tips for safe winter riding - and lunch will be provided! The programs continue through the week, and Wednesday is Bike to Work Day, so get your gear ready. Check out the full schedule and register for today's free workshop/lunch here.
The Puterbaugh Sisters at Ratio Beerworks (8 p.m. Wednesday, free)
It's a special treat when the the Putterbaugh Sisters pass through town like a big joke tornado. It's even better when their show is free. A festival favorite, the two comics are on their way to Los Angeles to take the world by storm. Ride your winterized bike to the show and have a laugh and a beer (or three) with these ladies.
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Cartoons & Comedy 3 Year Anniversary at The Deer Pile (10 p.m. Thursday, free)
When you were a kid, slurping cereal and watching cartoons was as good as it got. The combo is still pretty cool, especially when your favorite local comedians sweeten the deal. Cartoons & Comedy how is marking its third anniversary this week with the usual sugary corn products and jokes, as well as a special guest who'll blow you away. Don't miss this.