This week is full of free events that are a little different, definitely fun — and could even make you some money. Pitch a new way to educate children, try to figure out if a comedian is lying or talk about Cormac McCarthy — it's all on the calendar this week. Visit the Westword listings for more entertainment options, and drop us a comment if we missed any bargains.
Two Truths and a Lie at Deer Pile (9:30 p.m. Tuesday, free)
The art of lying is both a gift and a curse. You can get away with lying for a while, but eventually it will come back to haunt you. Or will it? Comedians are some of the best liars on earth, and tonight's comedy show at Deer Pile will confuse you into hilarity. Try to decipher if Anthony Crawford, Mara Wiles, Westword contributor Byron F. Graham, Christie Buchele and host Kira MagCalen are trying to deceive or confess. You might get confused, but you're going to laugh like crazy.
Design for Equity Challenge at High Tech Elementary (6:30 p.m. Wednesday, free)
You're probably never going to make it to Shark Tank, but you could come to the Design for Equity Challenge and make a huge difference in kid's lives. Everyone's invited to pitch technical education ideas and ways to improve learning for Denver's youth; the top six ideas of the night will go on to compete at a later date, with a shot or winning up to $20,000. There will be food, music and other activities, too, so don't forget to RSVP.
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First Official BookBar Book Club Discussion: The Road by Cormac McCarthy at BookBar (7 p.m. Wednesday, free)
Yes, The Road is gnarly — which is why it's an awesome piece of literature to start off this book club. Cormac McCarthy has an insane style, with vivid imagery that includes a dead-eyed creature in a man's dreams. Get ready to discuss the use of flashback and its ties to the journey through a nuclear winter. You're probably going to need a beer or two to get through this one — fortunately, the BookBar has alcohol.