Three Things to Do for Free in Denver This Week, August 17-20

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Enjoy the great outdoors while you can: This week's free events include a showing of adventure films outside in Boulder. But you can also catch a free film indoors at Mutiny Information Cafe, as well as a free event combining comedy/wrestling/craft beer. Check out the Westword calendar for more events, and drop a comment if you're hosting any bargains we should know about. 

Lucha Libre & Laughs Presents: Ratio Rumble at Ratio Beerworks (7 p.m. Tuesday, free)
Usually you can only catch these masters of jokes and ropes one Sunday a month, but this week you're in for a treat at Ratio Rumble, a triple threat of comedy, wrestling and craft beer. Featuring a tag-team main event and plenty of other bouts, the night will also be peppered with commentary from master comedians Sam Tallent and Nathan Lund. 

Anarchist Family Movie Night: Fern Gully at Mutiny Information Cafe (6 p.m. Tuesday, free)
This great film series is usually targeted to an older crowd, but tonight everyone is encouraged to come out for a fun night featuring Fern Gully. Costumes are highly encouraged, so put on your best fairy gear and go green at Mutiny.

Under the Stars Adventure Film Series at Boulder Adventure Lodge (7 p.m. Wednesday, free)
If you can ride your bike to get to this hidden gem, it's highly encouraged — but if you can't, a shuttle will pick you up in the parking lot of the Boulder Justice Center and deliver you to Boulder Adventure Lodge. There you'll be able to enjoy a series of adventure files projected on a giant inflatable screen nestled between Fourmile Creek and the stars. The films will be fun, but there will also be plenty of giveaways to turn everyone into happy campers.

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