Sen. Michael Bennet campaigns at CU s University Memorial Center on Election Day.

In the spirit of change, I’ve created a new acronym: TGIFAE. As in, “Thank God it’s the Friday after elections.


If I had to see one more commercial about doo-doo sandwiches, I was going to blow my TV up.

But now that I’m in the clear, I figure TGIFAE is as good a reason as any to celebrate. This Friday, I’m going to check out the 28th Street Tavern, 2690 28th St., for their amazing happy hour.

From 5 to 7 p.m. they offer 2-for-1 drinks, and from 6 to 8 p.m., they fire up the grill for hot dogs — free hot dogs. (And you know how I feel about “free” and “food” in the same sentence.)

All political affiliations are welcome — but no mudslinging allowed.

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Have you ever been deep in the middle of a great yoga class, stretching into downward dog, mind clear, breathing… only to be interrupted by grating gasps of Katy Perry via the ringtone of someone who’s clearly too busy to be doing yoga?

If the answer is yes, then you can relate to the content of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference at Naropa University, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Speakers, including Alex Bogusky (swoon), will base their presentations on finding balance, wisdom and mindfulness in an age of technology.

If you can’t make it to the conference, register to attend the reception at the Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday for networking, conversation and hors d’oeuvres.

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You go, girls

As a woman, I tend to be partial to, well, women. At least in the business world — I like to celebrate the successes of women, and this weekend provides an opportunity to do that.

Ratiya and Pranom, two friends from Thailand, have come together to create NaRaYa, 1575 Folsom St., a Thai-Japanese fusion restaurant offering sushi and Thai cuisine.

The ladies are having their grand opening Friday and Saturday night with incredible specials: 2 for 1 sake and sushi rolls, half-off appetizers, a free bottle of wine to tables of four, and an eating challenge to see who can survive the hottest jungle curry in town.

Join Ratiya and Pranom one or both of the nights to wish them good luck.

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Come together, over me

If the last time you really appreciated a song by John Lennon was in a drum circle or at a dorm party passing around something green, I can recommend a great refresher class for you.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, at 902 Pearl St. (formerly Atmosphere Art), Yoko Ono presents IMAGINE, a showcase of John Lennon’s visual art.

Tickets are $2 at the door, and proceeds, including poster sales, benefit the Boulder County AIDS Project. Take this chance to see the whimsy of a genius.

For more information and dates, call Dan Hanley at 720-470-0247.

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

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