christy fantz
Christy Fantz

Holy monsoon, Aquaman!

Can you give us a hitch to Denver this weekend?

If you kids can make it up for air this weekend, Denver has some fun things to do.

And if you can't, then I pity thee. You're in college. Get it together.

I'm still standing

Who likes marathons?

Not me!

Who likes beer?

We!

On Saturday Denver is hosting its first Denver Beerathon, a traveling pub crawl. Will you get wet? You always do, tramps.

Ah, who knows. Denver's forecast on Saturday calls for a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. So, maybe? But get over it, you'll be drunk.

So, the Beerathon is like a marathon, in that there are 26 pubs involved in the crawl. (Come on, Boulderites, you know a marathon consists of 26 miles.) So, the goal is to get to the finish line still standing.

Ha! That's neat.

The Beerathon starts at noon at any one of the 26 locations around downtown. The $55 ticket gets you a 12-ounce pint from each joint. (Math. Math. Math. Holy hell calculator, that = 312 ounces of suds.)

Participating joints: 1515 Lounge, 16Mix Cocktail Lounge, Appaloosa, the Celtic Tavern, Central Bistro & Bar, Churchill's Public House, Delaney's, the Drink, Euclid Hall, Fadó, Giggling Grizzly, Howl at the Moon, Ignite, It's Brother's Bar & Grill, LoDo's, Lola, Matchbox, Paramount Cafe, Rialto Cafe, Rio Grande, Rock Bottom, T|ACO, Tony P's, Uber Sausage, ViewHouse and the Walnut Room. Check out denverbeerathon.com for addresses and more information.


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Us Coloradans love our craft beer. You can do it. I have faith in you. Just don't pass out in the Platte or you may wind up in Nebraska, the way that bad boy's flowing.

Tickets, purchased at denverbeerathon.com, and include $20 car gift card towards Uber, an on-demand car service, two weeks unlimited at Altitude Peak Fitness and discounted room rate at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. (Now you can really get tanked and pass out in Denver.)

There are VIP tickets available too.

Info: Saturday, denverbeerathon.com, $55-$70

Anime nerds, convene!

Friday through Sunday, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., and the Hilton Garden Inn, 7675 E. Union Ave., in Denver, is the gigantic anime convention, Nan Desu Kan 2013.

 

You may think you're inside a computer screen at this shindig (in its 17th year) due to all the attendees decked-out in full-blown costumes.

The three-day event brings together guest stars, vendors, artisans, booths and fans under one roof. There will also be cosplay, costume contests, guest panels, videos and fashion shows.

Featured guests: voice actor Tyson Rinehart ("Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" and Appleseed XIII") illustrator Hidenori Matsubara ("Ah! My Goddess," "Evangelion" series and "The Princess and the Pilot") and vocalist Raj Ramayya ("Cowboy Bebop" and "Wolf's Rain"). There will be autograph-signing sessions as well as the premiere of "Fairy Tale the Movie: Phoenix Priestess."

Aslo, if you bring two non-perishable food items, you get a sexy free 2013 reusable tote bag. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Info: Friday-Sunday; ndkdenver.org; $50

Get amped for snow season

Snowboarding is just weeks(ish) away. Imagine if this rain was snow. You kids would be flippin' your crazy asses all over town on those boards.

Saturday, the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver (RiNo district), is hosting Snowboard on the Block, the 2013 North American Snowboard Film Festival.from noon-10 p.m. to help you get amped for the season.

The fest will feature more than 20 film premieres on a huge LED screen, live music and some fancy pro boarders riding down a real street snowdrift. (Will it be a raindrift? Probably. Whatever that means.)

There will also be gear vendors, skateboard demos, a snowboard photo exhibit and tasty treats and drinks.

Info: blockfestival.com; $15-$50

Contact Christy Fantz at 303-473-1107, fantz@coloradodaily.com or twitter.com/fantzypants