Free for All: The Five Best Free Events in Denver This Week

See works from artists like Nychos at Mirus Gallery's grand opening group exhibition on Friday, April 27.
See works from artists like Nychos at Mirus Gallery's grand opening group exhibition on Friday, April 27.
Happy Monday, dear readers. Although Denver's 4/20 celebrations have mostly subsided — true stoners honor 4/20 in their hearts all year like a blazed Fred Scrooge — the city's creative community continues apace with another week of entertainment that readers from any tax bracket can enjoy. Keep reading for the five best free events in Denver this week.

click to enlarge POP CULTURE CLASSROOM
Pop Culture Classroom
Comic Book Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 24, 3-6 p.m.
Pop Culture Classroom

The educators at Denver's Pop Culture Classroom are dedicated to finding alternative approaches to teaching, honoring each student's individuality by forging connections through their favorite art and media. On Comic Book Tuesdays, participants engage in comics-inspired activities and games that prove learning and having fun aren't mutually exclusive endeavors. Visit Pop Culture Classroom's Facebook events page for more details.

click to enlarge RATIO BEERWORKS
Ratio Beerworks
Vinyl Records Night
Tuesday, April 24, 7-10 p.m.
Ratio Beer Works

Record collectors are a rare and special breed, analog fetishists in a digital landscape who insist on quality and tactility in an era when such things are overlooked in favor of convenience. Ratio Beerworks welcomes vinyl hounds to the taproom on November 28 for an evening of comparing, bartering and taking turns spinning their favorite albums on the brewery's turntables. With no admission fees or big-name DJs, Vinyl Records Night at Ratio is an ideal opportunity to quaff tasty beers, shop for new records at the Something Vinyl mobile store, and dance the night away to a truly democratic playlist. Visit Ratio's Facebook events page to learn more.

click to enlarge DINOSAUR RIDGE
Dinosaur Ridge
Everything Dinosaur Talk 4: Theropods
Wednesday, April 25, 6 p.m.
Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center
Attention, dino devotees: Brush up on your paleontology at the Everything Dinosaur lecture series, presented by Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. The talks continue this week with an in-depth discussion of Theropods, a mostly carnivorous suborder that ruled the Carnian age. Species of Theropoda include the Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Guests convene at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center at 6 p.m.; visit Dinosaur Ridge's Facebook events page for more information.