Christy Fantz

There’s a P-Party and everyone’s coming. Not in your pants, nor in Brick Tamland’s pants.

Flatiron Tribe, Boulder’s center for young adult Jewish friends, is hosting its Purim P-Party at the Absinthe House, 1109 Walnut St., on Saturday at 8 p.m.

The P-Party is a chance to dress up like anything that starts with the letter P, like a pirate, princess, Peyton Manning or Prince, as the Tribe suggests. They say anything is fair game, and feel free to be creative. I say you dress as peyote. No, Pauly D!

The $12 advance ticket gets you admission, a drink ticket and snacks ($15 on Saturday). Get tickets here: /


Speaking of Ps, there are a bunch of competing poets on the CU campus this week, and they’ll be slamming like mad on Friday and Saturday in the University Memorial Center.

The College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational is in Boulder and various poetry slam programs from campuses around the country are competing for honors. The preliminary bouts began on Wednesday, and the semi-finals are from 6-10 p.m. Friday, and the finals on Saturday from 7-10:30 p.m.

All events are in the Glenn Miller Ballroom and are open to the public. Details here:” title=”“>


Nerd alert

The Connection, in the UMC, has expanded its bowling, pool, darts and poker tournaments this spring to video game tournaments, karaoke and more.

But for now, we’re talking about video games. Friday at 7 p.m., the joint will have Super Smash Bros. Melee running on PS3, XBox 360 or Wii and will feature tournament formats for gamers to battle it out. (Check out for other game tournaments.)

Bring your A game, there will be prizes for the top finishers. Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Free to enter.

Free beer!

You heard me.The Walnut Brewery, 1100 Walnut St., is offering a free pint tonight for the Fire Chief Ale tapping. Get your bums in there from 6-6:30 p.m. and taste the free-ness of free beer. Mmm. Free. After you taste the free beer, go back for more; a portion of the ale sales will be donated to Burn Camp of the Rockies.


‘Tis the season to pee out green beer, fa la la la….

In Friday’s paper, the Colorado Daily will have a big ol’ list of events for St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasts (so come back, ye Green Freaks), but until then, head to Conor O’Neill’s, 1922 13th St., on Friday and get some pre-game on with Big Paddy. The Irish rockers from Denver will be busting jigs and spitting out ditties while you pound Car Bombs and try to keep your shamrock in your pants. The band starts at 8 p.m.

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