Three Things to Do for Free in Denver May 4-7

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May is turning out to be a month of opportunity. This week you can meet an accomplished poet, celebrate a store's birthday and catch some sophisticated jazz —  all for free. For more events, check out the Westword calendar — and if we missed a bargain, let us know in the comments section.

Reception & Reading with Sinead Morrissey at Lighthouse Writers Workshop (4:45 p.m. Tuesday, free)
Tonight you can meet the T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Sinead Morrissey. She's in town to lead a paid workshop, but the reception and Q & A at Lighthouse is free — and how wonderful it will be. Learn more about Morrissey here.

Ironwood Turns 4 at Ironwood Gallery  (8 p.m. Wednesday, free)
It's always encouraging when you see a local business thriving, especially a business like Ironwood. Tonight it celebrates four years of stocking the hippest stuff in town — and the party will include some hip music. Listen to synthesized sounds and rap from Gates and Barely Free while sipping beer and checking out cool found objects. 

"Artist in Residence" with the Eric Gunnison Trio at Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge (10:30 p.m. Thursday, free)
Don't miss this opportunity to visit Dazzle, the city's best jazz club. World-renowned Eric Gunnison has been making music in this town for thirty years; a chance to see him for free is a real treat.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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