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R ecently, I've found myself all mixed up, school-pride wise.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a Ram and proud of it, as unpopular as that statement just made me. I even found a fellow Ram this morning while ordering my delicious coffee drink.

But in the past four days, I've donned not just CSU gear, but also Western Washington's (thanks to my younger sister) and ... dun dun dunnnn ... CU's.

In fact, this CU/CSU mash-up? Both at the same time. Naughty, I know.

Wardrobe divided over here.

Now, this admission of personal crisis comes at a time when you Buffaloes are encouraged to show off your black and gold this weekend.

With you folks back in town, launching into a semester that's sure to reinforce the drinking "problem" that fuels this column, the Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza wants that school pride to hit the ice on Friday.

A little CU pride gets you $5 admission -- including rentals.

Easy way to save, skate and kill time till the bars get going.

Info: CU Skate Night at The Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza, Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., 1801 13th St.

Free fun


Clothing issues aside, I find myself scant post-holiday merriment. Hello, ramen noodles and Coors Light. And if I had to guess, you struggling students are just as lacking, financially.

And while skating savings are sweet, your Club 156 on campus has a Saturday event completely free. Nice, eh?

Niftee, along with Janksta, Phuturephil and Copa are bringing electronic dance to the UMC's Connection, compliments of the Program Council.

Sweet beats and a chance to dance, all for the low, low price of you walking your ass over there. Ain't nothing easier than that.

Info: Niftee with Janksta, Phuturephil and Copa at a free show starting at 8 p.m. at Club 156, inside the UMC's Connection.

Funky times

Of course, there are a few chaps out there flush with Christmas loot, and it's just burning a hole in your pocket. Can't have that bank account flush for too long, right?

And while mindless boozing at your favorite bar -- and the inevitable "I'm never drinking again" Sunday-morning speech -- may be where y'all are heading, there's a better way to spend a few bucks.

Don't worry, it involves beer. This is me, after all.

Mountain Sun Pub's got an alternative. It's "Nineteen Years Funky Good Times" event is rife with quality tunes and cheap brews. And all that money's headed straight to KGNU 88.5 FM and 1390 AM, Boulder's only non-profit community radio station.

Good cause, meet good times.

Collaborating for the funky beats are artists from Funky Meters, the String Cheese Incident, Pimps of Joytime and The Motet, to name a few.

Hit up the Boulder Theater Box Office (or for tickets, and get ready for a quality Saturday night.

Info: Mountain Sun Pub's "Nineteen Years of Funky Good Times" to benefit KGNU 88.5 FM and 1390 AM, 2032 14th St. at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

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