MediaLive starts today, and Boulder will be abuzz all week with free events. But there's plenty to do in Denver, too, including free comedy shows. Keep reading for our three favorite free events in the area over the next few days. Check out the Westword calendar for more, and leave a comment if we missed any bargains.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Monday through Sunday, free
Every year, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a weeklong art and technology mash-up with events all over town. MediaLive: Corruption starts today, and highlights this year include performances, discussions and workshops with Simone Browne, VidKidz and an audience participatory performance with LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner — and that's Shia LaBeouf. Check out the MediaLive schedule to start mapping out your week.
Jay and Roger Play Atari
The Deer Pile
8 p.m. Wednesday, free
These dudes have been making fun of video games and each other for a year now, and tonight will celebrate the start of their second season as local jokers like Mitch Jones, Taylor O'Neal, James Draper and many more go head to head on the O.G. Atari games. In addition to watching the Pong madness, you can enjoy free pizza, soda and other giveaways from local businesses. That's a meal and a show — just for showing up.
Riot Fest Date Night presents Ratio Comedy with Sam Tallent
8 p.m. Wednesday, free
Riot Fest is one of the city's biggest parties of the summer, so find a date for the festival tonight...or just show up for the comedy. Either way, you can grab one of those tasty Ratio brews and laugh the night away with Sam Tallent, a guy who has warmed up crowds for Louis C.K. and Dave Chapelle. You just might walk away with some sweet Riot Fest gear, too.
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