Comedian and author Greg Behrendt seemed a little too poser preppy for me when he surfaced with the popular book “He’s Just Not That into You.”
Blond tips, soul patch, boisterous ego. Ugh.
One day I inadvertently stumbled upon a clip of his standup comedy. I laughed. Begrudgingly.
But it was funny as hell. Don’t judge.
Next, I watched his personal style morph from a boy band/frat look to rockabilly suave — bouffant, retro glasses, vintage clothing. Lookin’ sharp.
Finally, I learned he plays guitar in an instrumental surf and ska band called The Reigning Monarchs. Dammit. I like him now.
Friday and Saturday nights, Behrendt will perform standup at Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Englewood.
The show is in the Denver Tech Center area (gasp). But the new upscale Comedy Works South is chic and worth the trip.
Plus, it’s located in a little “village” of bars and restaurants, so you can get your freak on after the show. Whatever that means. Freak.
Info: 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 720-274-6800; $26.
Lumberjacks are so archaic. They’re called loggers now, people, come on.
Oh, all right. Lumberjack sounds way neater.
Last year in Denver, more than 200 lumberjack-clad drinkers trekked around in plaid, suspenders and beards in an inaugural pub crawl.
All Jacked Up: Second Annual Lumberjack Crawl is back for more, beginning at the Ginn Mill, 2041 Larimer St., Denver, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and hops to four other local bars throughout the eve.
Damn, dudes. Too bad you just shaved that animal off your face. Snag some of your girlfriend’s makeup for faux stubble.
And ladies, everybody’s doing it. Don’t be scared. Accentuate those stray chin hairs.
But also, friends, leave the real axe at home. I’m not bailing you out of jail.
Info: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; e-mail email@example.com for more information. Free. (Minus your bar tab, lush.)
Denver’s museums are pretty super. But, damn, we need to save our money for beer.
Every now and then they’ll host a Colorado resident “free day,” but you have to battle with everyone, their mom and their mom’s mom to get in. (I realize that’s their grandma. Hush.)
Friday through Nov. 13 is the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, promoting local art.
Opening night kicks off at the popular First Friday Art Walk in the Art District on Santa Fe, where you can meet local artists.
Saturday is Night at the Museums, where you can check out more than a dozen Denver museums for free.
Info: Friday through Nov. 13; denverartsweek.com; varies, but there are numerous free events.
Christy Fantz’s Doing Denver runs every Thursday in the Colorado Daily.