Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, May 23-26

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There's plenty of food for thought on this week's calendar, with gut-busting events that will keep your belly full — of both food and laughs. Our three favorite free events follow; check out the Westword calendar for more. 

World Burrito Eating Preliminary Competition 
Illegal Pete's South Broadway
6 p.m. Tuesday, free
Denver could soon be home to the next World Burrito Eating Champion. Illegal Pete's is looking for a local to fill a spot at the championships at Invesco Field on Saturday, which will feature forty of the world's biggest and best eaters. You can try to sign up for the action here, or just plan to stop by Illegal Pete's to grab a marg and watch the madness go down.

3 Course Comedy: Smoked Foods
The Deer Pile
8 p.m. Wednesday, free
You might want to fast the day of this show, where comedians Adrian Mesa and Eric Henderson will feature smoked meat of all kinds. The two host the night that will also feature Rachel Weeks, Cory Helie and Nathan Lund. Free BBQ and comedy make for a real rib-tickler!

Talkin' Shop With Christie Buchele
Mutiny Information Cafe
7 p.m. Thursday, free
If you haven't checked out the Empty Girlfriend podcast, do that right now. It features this week's Talkin' Shop guest, Christie Buchele, as she and her co-host navigates through life and love. Then get to Mutiny Information Cafe, where you can see Buchele in person and learn even more about her life; after the show, head to Deer Pile for another special addition of Cartoons and Comedy

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