One of the last times I was expected to dance was at my senior prom. I had roughly 40,000 pins in my hair, and my dress was taped to my sweater kittens so as to avoid being known as "the topless chick" at high school reunions.
A month before that was my scarring stage debut when teachers for my Dance and Fitness class (aka gym requirement for slacker, fatty seniors) arranged for a recital in which I nearly brought down 20 other girls in a kick line. Whoever thought placing me in the middle of the can-can line was a fool.
Since then, you've heard about my awesome sprinkler or lawn-mower moves at various bars. If you count jumping up and down in a mosh-pit situation, then "check."
But for those of you harboring some crazy-good moves, I vote you put those talents to great use at the Bohemain Biergarten (2017 13th St.) Thursday and Friday night.
It's time for the Dancelympics, my friends. An event by Bus To Show, an organization that hopes to "reduce intoxicated driving to and from high-rish events with inexpensive, event-based bus services," the Dancelympics will raise money to keep this rad program alive while also showcasing the twerking abilities of friends and loved ones.
The event is free, but if you're looking to nab a medal in any of their dance categories, it'll be $10 for the overall contest. But you're really great at the Pulp Fiction dance, or the LMFAO shuffle? Cough up $15 more and get yourself into the running for a specific dance style. You should check out the list at the Dancelympics Facebook page.
So you know how your Buffs are playing Arizona this Saturday? And how it's gonna have ESPN's College GameDay coverage? Well, if you're all hopped up on the black-and-gold excitement, you should pregame at the ESPN GameDay Bus, on Thursday.
(No, I don't think that buzz will last you till the game.)
The bus will be on the west side of 14th Street, between Pearl Street and Lawry Lane from 2 to 5 p.m. And it's free to head over. You can grab a drink and some grub at the nearby Lazy Dog, and then tour the bus that keeps those ESPN talents comfy as they travel to the GameDay sites.
(Before we get to beer: I've heard a delightful rumor that Saturday is National Margarita Day. And while that liquor has led me down silly paths before, it's just the thing to spice up a weekend. Enjoy responsibly, as you honor this nation's proud holiday.)
While discussing hobbies the other day, my friend and I agreed. Eating was one of ours. Not robot-building or crazy garden-growing. Just enjoying some small smackerals.
And this Sunday, the Avery Brewing tap room (5757 Arapahoe Ave.) is hosting a brunch from 9 a.m. to noon.
There will be the "steak and egg tower," biscuits and gravy and a banana beignet. Oh, and White Rascal beermosas and Joe's Redbeers available. Stick around until 1 p.m., when they'll be releasing a real pucker-up pint. Their Opuntia is a sour ale doused in prickly pears and matured in tequila barrels till it makes your eyes squint up.
Over at Twisted Pine Brewing (3201 Walnut St.), folks have brought back their Brew-U, inviting you to learn all about the brewing process from the smarties responsible for their own scrumptious brews. So hit the books, so to speak, Saturday at 1 p.m. and return home with a need to start your own craft brewery.
As part of Stout Month, even Fate Brewing's got a tasty mouthful pouring at Mountain Sun Pub (627 S. Broadway St.) You've got a week left. Go have some great dark brews.
Over at West Flanders Brewing (1125 Pearl St.) on Friday night, The New LP's — described as "funkin groovy organ jazz/rock," how can you resist? — play Friday night. Go check them — and some West Flanders pints — out.
Your CU Program Council has a sweet film deal for you this Thursday, with an advanced screening of "Non-Stop," with Liam Neeson, at CHEM 140. Grab tickets at UMC Room 401, and then enjoy the show at 9 p.m.
Oh, and don't miss out on a showing of "Night of the Living Dead" at the Boedecker Theater (2590 Walnut St.; thedairy.org). Tickets will be $5 for students and anyone in zombie costumes. If you go Saturday night, you'll see the film and get to join in on CU's Bloody Celluloid panel discussion.
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