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Spring break’s coming to a close and it’s time to start thinking of ways to perk yourself up for the buckling down that lies between now and graduation. Here are a few suggestions that are sure to keep that Spring Break smile affixed to your spring broken face.

1 One Mic Stand

1801 13th Street, Boulder; 303-449-0884

Monday Night: Many open mics in Boulder stick strictly to one medium or another. At Johnny’s Cigar Bar, they’re equal opportunity open mic-ers. You can tell jokes, play an instrument, read a silly poem, whatever you want to do! All in a smoke-free room.

Info: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; johnnyscigars.com

2 Supercollider

1709 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303-440-4628

Tuesday Night: Maybe you’ve heard about super group Supercollider. Now it’s time to actually check them out, rather than just stalking them on Facebook. You never know who you’ll see playing with this Laughing Goat resident band made up of more local musicians than you can count on your toes. Jazz fusion at its jazz-fusionest.

Info: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; $5 cover; supercollidermusic.com

3127 Hours’

Main Campus, Muenzinger Auditorium; 303-492-1531

Wednesday Night: According to a tweet on the Fox Searchlight website, “If you watch ‘127 Hours’ backwards, it’s the uplifting story about a disabled man finding an arm in the desert.” The International Film Series will be showing the film forward on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Info: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; $6 general, $5 for students; internationalfilmseries.com

4 Poetry Night

1521 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303-449-5173

Thursday: Boulder is a town known for its poets and writers: Burroughs, Brakhage, Ginsberg, Waldman, me. So, why not inaugurate yet another poetry reading? Your friends at Boulder: Create are just the ones to do it with help from host the Cup on Pearl Street. Sign up on their website, or just stop by to watch other folks do their thang.

Info: 6:30 p.m; http://meetup.com/bouldercreate/

5 First Friday

Downtown Boulder, North Boulder

Friday Night: You’d have to be an April Fool not to take in the awesomeness of Boulder’s very own First Friday art extravaganza. We’re talking local artists showing their goods, free booze and crackers-n-cheese at the right galleries, crowds-o-plenty with which to mingle and plenty to criticize for those who are too untalented to present their own work.

Info: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; firstfridayboulder.com

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