Channel your inner Richie Tenenbaum at the Bitter Bar s Wes Anderson Cocktail Social on Thursday night.

It’s been a good few years since you dressed up as Richie from “The Royal Tenenbaums” for Halloween and the costume has just been collecting dust in your closet… too bad you don’t have a legitimate reason to wear it again anytime soon.

Oh, wait, you do! Break out that sweatband; it’s time for the Wes Anderson Cocktail Social at the Bitter Bar, 835 Walnut St. All you have to do is stop by on at 10 p.m. Thursday, grab a ticket ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) and join the wonderful world of Wes Anderson.

Can’t pick a favorite film? The night is long, there’s time for a wardrobe change or two.

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Helping out

You’ve probably heard all about the hubbub surrounding the big Fourmile Fire benefit concert on Oct. 8 at 1stBank Center; tickets sold out in two minutes and people are jacking up the prices on eBay and Craigslist (all for charity, right?).

I’m assuming you didn’t get tickets, which isn’t quite like when you didn’t get ’07 Rockies World Series tickets, but it still blows.

So I have a solution to offer: Tame the Flame at Harpo’s Sports Grill, 2860 Arapahoe Ave., from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday. Cover is $20 (only $15 if you have a CU student ID), and that covers beer from Boulder Beer, Avery and Bud — and a buffet.

There’s also a silent auction happening throughout the night with items from the Fox Theatre, the Dark Horse and more.

Plus, all proceeds from the event go to Mile High United Way, not some dude on Craigslist.

Call 303-444-9464 with questions.

An excellent adventure (film)

People who know me would never describe me as adventurous — and they would be incorrect in giving me credit otherwise. It’s not that I’m a scaredy cat, I just like my bones all in one piece.

But that doesn’t stop me from having secret obsessions with adventure movies like “Blue Crush” and “The Goonies.” I live vicariously through them — much safer.

So the Adventure Film Screenings at Patagonia, 1212 Pearl St., piqued the interest of my inner adventurer. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, they’re showing “Samsara,” a film about climbing in the Himalayas.

It’s free and there’s popcorn, for nourishment.

Call 720-479-2387 for details.

Beat the blues

I always seem to be writing about cheap food, but let’s face it: Inexpensive meals at great local restaurants will never get old.

So check out the latest: $16 prix fixe three-course dinner at Bácaro Venetian Taverna, , 921 Pearl St., every Sunday night. What’s better to distract yourself from the impending Monday blues than a gourmet meal for under 20 bucks? Not much, sir.

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Stacy Parkinson’s Boulder at Night column runs every Thursday in the Colorado Daily.

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