Things to Do

Three Things to Do for Free in Denver This Week, August 24-27

It's not too late to have some summer fun — and free summer fun, at that. This week, you can check out unique markets, buzz about bees and have an old-school laugh. For more events, see the online Westword calendar — and if we missed a bargain, spill the details in the comments section.
HAHO Mini Market at Three Spots in Denver (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, free)
This little pop-up market is the place to be this week — three places to be, actually. Handmade Homemade will host a HAHO Mini Market at  Little Man Ice Cream on Monday evening, The Garden on Wednesday evening and Conservatory Green on Thursday evening. This trio of fresh takes on the artisan/urban market will all feature produce, art and jewelry vendors; there will also be plenty of free, healthy food to try and live music to dance to. Click here for all the details.

Science Talk: Colorado Honey Bees at Butterfly Pavilion (6 p.m. Thursday, free) 
Bees sting, because that's among the things that bees do. And really, a little pain is a small price to pay for all the wonderful things the endangered breed is doing for the human population. Join Beth Confrey, the president of the Colorado State Beekeeper’s Association and owner of Bee Squared Apiaries, for a discussion of bees, their uncertain status, and how you can start a backyard bee colony.

Jay and Roger Play Videogames!: World Games NES Showdown at Deer Pile (7:30 p.m. Thursday, free)
Half of us are probably getting high and playing NES games anyway — so why not get off the couch and go see how these comedians do it? Brent Gill and Timmi Lasley will be just two of the hilarious competitors who will be competing, and since there can only be one champion, the action should get pretty heated—and hilarious. Jay Gillespie and Roger Norquist host the festivities.

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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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