Things to Do

3 things to do for free in Denver this week, May 20-23

Free fun isn't hard to find in Denver this week: You can learn about Jewish culture at the Mizel Museum, catch a zany improv show, or serenade a bar crowd at karaoke. Share more free events in our comments section below, and check out the Westword calendar for a full listing of events.

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Mark Star Karaoke at 3 Kings Tavern (Wednesday) Live out your rock-star fantasies tonight by belting out tunes at Mark Star's karaoke. The animated host is known for his killer air guitar and dance moves; he also can get crowds to sing their hearts out. Grab a drink (not free), grab the mike and become a star this evening. Free Night at the Mizel Museum (Thursday) Celebrate Jewish American Heritage month by visiting the Mizel Museum's permanent 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks exhibit. The museum will open its doors for free from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight so that you can see the collection of artifacts, art installations, and video that trace Jewish culture throughout history.

Third Curd Takeover at the Deer Pile (Thursday) Every fourth Thursday, improv due Chris Woolf and Mark Shonsey (known collectively as Third Curd) "take over" a local improv group, adopting their style and collaborating to create a one-of-a-kind show. This month, the duo will take on the Working Stiffs, with performers Jason Knauf and Joe Phillips. It should be a true free-for-all Deer Pile.