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9 Free Things to Do in Denver This Month

Free food. Free comedy. Free storytelling. Need we say more? Mark your calendar for these budget-friendly happenings in the Mile High City this month.

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The Lighthouse Reading Show | March 1
Lighthouse Writers Workshop is a Denver literary nonprofit that supports established and aspiring writers through educational programs and, well, workshops. Starting this month, they are holding a reading show every quarter, where writers from their various programs read their work—and it’s open to the public. Space is limited so registration is required. The program is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. 1515 Race St.

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Colfax Art Crawl: New Orleans Style | March 1
Wandering musicians, live artist demos, palm readers, and face painters—what more could you want from the first Colfax Art Crawl of the year? Hosted by 40 West Arts, the creative district along West Colfax, this crawl is a New Orleans style, Mardi Gras street party, so break out your best beads, masks, and feathers, and hit the street. 6 to 9 p.m. Historic West Colfax Avenue in northeast Lakewood

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Jewish Ghost Stories | March 3
Learn about traditional Jewish ideas of life after death through the storytelling of Simcha Raphael, a rabbinic pastor and the founding director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. Along with the stories, there will be an open discussion about Jewish beliefs about the afterlife. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feldman Mortuary, 1673 York St.

Uncorked! Two Year Anniversary | March 6
This free comedy showcase at Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery is a recurring series, but this month marks its two-year anniversary. Each comedian is “paired” with their own tasting notes at this event. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery, 3200 Larimer St.

Canyoneering 101 | March 7
Make 2019 the year you try canyoneering for the first time. AJ Pastula, who has descended more than 1,000 canyons over a decade of canyoneering, is leading this evening seminar at Neptune Mountaineering. You’ll learn about gear, techniques, and how the sport differs from rock climbing. There will also be a gear raffle benefiting Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, which exists to preserve Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Neptune Mountaineering, 633 South Broadway, Unit A

Eat Colorado Food Show. Photo credit: Nikki Rae Photography.

Eat Colorado Food Show | March 12
Prep your tastebuds and save your appetite for a showcase of Colorado foods—everything from produce and meats to preserves, honey, wine, and spirits. You’ll be able to sample tasty treats, as well as learn from food experts as part of the Speaker Series. Sign up online to attend. The event is from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Expo Hall of the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St.

RE(garding) Denver: 50 years since the West High Blow Out | March 19
On March 20, 1969, students at Denver’s West High School walked out to demand better educational opportunities for Chicano citizens—and they were met by confrontations with the Denver Police Department. This panel discussion brings together participants of the walkout to share their perspectives on the walkout and how it connects to the rest of history and today. 7 to 8 p.m. Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive

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How to Own: The Government. With LEGOS | March 21
There’s no reason for civic engagement to be as boring as whatever that movie was that put you to sleep. This event combines comedy, politicians running for city-wide office, and LEGOS to introduce you to the candidates and the issues. And if jokes and plastic bricks aren’t enough to catch your attention, there will also be cookies. A $5 donation is encouraged to help cover costs. Childcare and interpretation are available upon prior request. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax.

Old School Cool Vintage Fashion Market | March 31
Spring is around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe with some vintage style. This pop-up market will feature more than 30 mobile and online-based vintage shops. Entry is free, although there’s an opportunity to purchase VIP tickets. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3201 Walnut St.

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