Much to my delight, there is no snow in the forecast for the next two weeks. If it didn’t snow for the rest of the year, I would count it as the best winter ever.
But for those of you who enjoy the prospect of a white Christmas, start raiding Grandma’s closet for something to wear to the 1940’s White Christmas Ball at the University of Colorado’s Balch Fieldhouse this Saturday evening.
The fun starts at 7 p.m. and includes dancing, a Bing Crosby tribute artist, snow and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Forties-era attire is encouraged and best costumes will be awarded a prize. Tickets are $35 at the door.
For directions, visit 1940sball.org.
Baby, it’s cold outside
Even though there isn’t any snow on the ground, it’s still freakin’ cold out. Rather than don appropriate clothing, I prefer to keep warm by drinking tequila.
Thursday, Zolo, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., is hosting a dinner that I can only assume is in my honor because it’s comprised of four courses and four tequila pairings. The Coralejo Tequila Social starts at 6:30 p.m. and comes with dishes like “leg of lamb tamales” and “pumpkin bread pudding” with appropriately matched tequilas.
Dinner is $35/person and reservations are recommended.
Full menu at zologrill.com.
Shake it up
Salt Bistro, 1047 Pearl St., also has a selection of drinks to thaw you out this holiday season. They’ve recently added a Hot Toddy and a Hot Chocolate option, as well as holiday flavors such as cranberry, ginger and pumpkin spice to their Cocktail Element menu. Try one of the new combinations this weekend during social hour (3-6 p.m. daily) for specials and small plates.
More information at saltboulderbistro.com/drinks.pdf.
Repeat resounding joy
Unless you’re at the movie theater with a bunch of eighth graders, silence is totally overrated. Unsilence is the new hotness, and Friday night between 7:30 and 8:20, Pearl Street will be taken over by a cheery, community-driven lack of silence.
Originally orchestrated by Phil Kline, the Boulder version of “Unsilent Night” starts on the 1500 block of Pearl Street, where participants meet with one of four randomly-assigned, prerecorded tracks on cell phones, boom boxes, CD players, tape decks (what are those?), etc. Attendees then collectively hit “play” and begin a procession down the mall, engaging passersby in the music they are creating together.
Download your part at unsilentnight.com/downloadno.html.
Repeat resounding joy
If you’d rather break the silence with a tribute to Pat Benatar, then Big Dog Karaoke at Farfel’s Farm, 906 Pearl St., is more your style. This Saturday, from 7 to 10 p.m., enjoy off-key vocal performances, snacks, beverages and prizes — all in support of Big Dogs Huge Paws, a giant breed rescue and rehabilitation organization.
No cover, but donations at the door are greatly appreciated.
Details at bigdogshugepaws.com/events/colorado-events.
Stacy Parkinson’s Boulder at Night runs every Thursday in the Colorado Daily. E-mail her your nightlife tips at email@example.com.