The temperatures will be dropping this week, but the forecast is for free fun. Whether you're checking out a holiday show, chuckling at local comics or reliving your teenage years, you're sure to have a cool week. After all, it's Denver Arts Week! Check out the Westword calendar for a complete listing of events around town, and if we missed any bargains, shout 'em out in the comments section below.
Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre (Monday-Thursday, free) For over twenty years, Cleo Parker Robinson's holiday production mixing Christmas traditions from around the world has wowed Denver audiences. And tonight through Thursday, you can catch a full-cast rehearsal -- for free. Open Mic Comedy at Mutiny Information Cafe (Tuesday, free) The comedy scene in this town is strong. Support some up-and-comers at an open mic tonight. Who knows? You might feel urge to take the stage and tell the moth joke.
Prom 2014 at The Armoury (Tuesday, free) As humans, we're always looking at chances at redemption. If you got stood up, couldn't find a date or were just too punk rock and missed prom in high school, try it out tonight. at the Armoury. No need to worry about spiking the punch -- since we're adults, it's already spiked. And no dates required!
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