Has everyone been planning and practicing their #classicgags for April Fools Day? Put some detergent on your neighbors lawn (pray for rain), wrap the latrine with Saran Wrap. But this week's free events are no joke: You can catch comedy, dig into new concepts or party to loud music — without ever reaching for your wallet. Check out the Westword calendar for more events, and if we missed a bargain, leave a comment with the details.
Too Much Fun at The Deer Pile (10:30 p.m. Wednesday, free)
Pranksters rejoice: April Fools is here and so is the Fine Gentlemen's Club. Comedians can tell some ripping yarns, but they're among the elite when it comes to pranking as well, so beware coming to this edition of Too Much Fun.
The Conception of a Postcapitalist Society in the Drafts of Marx’s Capital at Mutiny Information Cafe (7 p.m. Thursday, free)
To be a well-rounded individual, it helps to know a little bit about everything. If you've missed out on Marxism, join a discussion of the book by Peter Hudis, which argues that Marx was not just critiquing capitalism, but looking for an alternative for when capitalism ran its course.
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Dirty Few at Goosetown Tavern (8 p.m. Thursday, free)
The Dirty Few is so cool that the band decided to knock the price of this show down to free. Show your appreciation for a high-energy band that's been voted one of the best around. Adding to the party will be GYMSHORTS from Providence, Rhode Island and Six Shooter.