Be classy and drink some wine. Or don’t be classy. But still drink some wine.
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If you've read any of my columns, I fear you may have the wrong impression of my friends and me.

We're not that crazy.

I mean, sure, we love beer. And yea, we (OK, OK I) have a tendency to suggest dirtier games -- like Strip Uno or the Dirty Alphabet game -- the longer I drink said beer. Perhaps we host oddly themed parties with neon tights and grandma sweaters that inevitably involve beer pong and boob ball. (The sport of the well-endowed.)

Alright, we're crazy. But we have our moments of refinement. Ish.

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Example? We're pretty much wine connoisseurs. After a long, hard day, nothing says perfect like a best friend and a glass of wine in bed. Yep. I said it.

My friend, she's a red wine person. Bought the shmancy, big-bottomed glasses and swirls that shit as she insists the "aree-ation" is adding flavor. Yes. That's how she says it.

I, however, get tired of constant red tongue and dyed lips -- takes some explaining the next day -- so I opt for lighter fare.

And as we swirl and sip and delight in how fancy we are, we somehow drain at least a bottle or two and end up taking videos of ourselves as we demonstrate "popular" hairstyles.

Don't act like you're not impressed.

You are. And you can be just like us.


Here's how.

First, head to the Laughing Goat (1709 Pearl St.) at 5 p.m. Thursday. They're having an "Art of Wine" session that'll teach all you common folk the beauty that is vino. A resident wine expert is ready to lay down some intimate knowledge (naughty) with tasters and all that jazz.

You'll learn, laugh, sip and get drunk, all in the comfort of an art-filled coffee house.

Then, the Dairy Center for the Arts (2590 Walnut St.) has a whole lineup of films that'll make you smarter.

Like a documentary. On bees! "More than Honey" boasts a depiction of the "relationship between mankind and honeybees." Sweet, eh? (Puns are fun. That is all.)

Check that one out Thursday through Saturday, and snag tickets at

You can also opt for the war on terror Friday through Sunday, if that's more your style, with the film "Dirty Wars" (which will also host a talkback with KGNU's Joel Edelstein on Sunday).

Saturday, the Boulder Outdoor Cinema is screening "Moonrise Kingdom" (1750 13th St.), with the film starting at dusk, with The Jeff Brinkman Band rocking out starting at 7:30 p.m.

Or perhaps you need all the beers. Well OK, the West End Tavern has you covered. It's the JUL-IPA Festival Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m., and they've got a grand collection of all those pucker-up pints you crave. Live music, of course, will keep your feet moving, so perhaps you can count this as your workout for the day.

Head over to for details.

And should you still need some Thursday fun, head over to Bacaro Taverna (921 Pearl St.) for Boulder '80s cover band The Goonies, playing at 8 p.m. on the rooftop.

--Follow Alex on Twitter: @ansieh.