This weekend includes an incredibly diverse set of activities. From hanging out and waiting for the rapture to dancing and car shows, you'll be able to spend your last waking hours on earth getting some serious party on. If the shit doesn't totally hit the fan come Saturday, you'll even be able to check out some cool movies, some crazy postcards and more -- all for under $10 -- meaning you can save your cash for hoarding canned food.
Real is a Feeling at Meadowlark (Friday, $5) How's a little dance madness sound for your final days on earth? Good? If so, you'll probably want to hit up Real is a Feeling tonight, where $5 will net you an awesome evening of whacked-out sounds and funky beats. The Apocalypse wouldn't start while people are having fun, right?
Andrew Orvedahl at Boulder Comedy Club (1346 Pearl Street, Boulder - Friday, $8) We know what you're thinking -- you didn't even know Boulder had a comedy club -- but alas, they do and there is going to be funny happening tonight, with local comedian Andrew Orvedahl being joined by some of Denver's best joke spinners, including Nathan Lund, Sam Tallent and Jen Luna. Everyone knows that jokes are funnier in Boulder.
Lady Gaga Night at Bar Standard (Friday, $5) If you're the type of person who has been playing GagaVille all week in hopes of unlocking Lady Gaga tracks, then you're probably the type to truly appreciate this Gaga themed dance night at Bar Standard. How much Gaga, you ask? How about two hours of non-stop Gaga, including Danger Dan and Rockstar Aaron's remix of "Hair."
Harold and Maude at Esquire Theatre (Friday-Saturday, $9.75) As far as cult classics are concerned, Harold and Maude is on the top of a number of lists for a good reason -- it's weird, quirky and incredibly enjoyable. Hell, it's even heartwarming at points without ever being cheesy: a true accomplishment.
British Car Boot Sale at Jefferson Country Fairgrounds (Saturday, $3) Running a single-home yard sale is a pain in the ass. You have to sit outside all day long talking to every weirdo that walks by and then deal with several hours of gut wrenching disappointment as nobody picks up your vintage collection of Star Trek action figures. To help deal with this, you could have signed up for the British Car Boot Sale to hock your wares -- but since you didn't, you might as well see what other people are selling in this makeshift flea market with goods being sold out of cars in a parking lot. Festival de Vida II at Manmade Media Studio (Saturday, $5) Traditionally speaking, when kids are aspiring to dance, they show off their skills in a recital attended solely by the parents. That's not how the Sol Vida Youth Tribe thinks things should go down: Instead of having kids meander around dancing while nobody pays attention, they've organized a whole festival around all the performances. Dancing, dining and a whole bunch of different events will be going down.
Gary Paul Nabhan at Tattered Cover LoDo (Saturday, free) If you've got the stomach for it (and why not? The end of the world is just hours away!), you might enjoy Gary Paul Nabhan's newest book, Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail, a book whose only real goal is to show off the variety of peppers and their uncanny ability to leave a sting-ring in their wake.
PostSecret with Frank Warren at Foothills Art Center (Saturday, free) The PostSecret show has been in town for a few weeks now, but this Saturday will mark the first time artist and creator Frank Warren will make it up to the Foothills Art Center. He'll be around long enough to give a lecture and do some signings as well as answer any questions you might have. Judgment Day at Everywhere (Saturday, free) According to professional crazy-person (and Boulder alumni!) Harold Camping, the beginning of the end of days is set to hit this Saturday -- which means it's the perfect time to get you affairs in order, plan some looting and make a trek out to the top of a mountain somewhere to watch something like a billion simultaneous earthquakes go down. Or you can just stay at home with that rented copy of The Core and masturbate to disaster porn. If that doesn't float your boat, we suggest you carefully place a set of clothes on the sidewalk in the shape of a person and watch as people stare in wonderment thinking you ascended to heaven, when in fact you're sitting around drinking a Corona.
Charmaine Ortega Getz at Parker Library (Sunday, free with registration) Charmaine Getz wrote the bible of Colorado's roadside attractions in Weird Colorado: Your Travel Guide to Colorado's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, a book that details all of the oddball wonderful places within the Colorado state lines. Whether you're looking for some advice or you just want to hear her talk about the book, you can do it free today. You'll walk away with a list of awesome attractions to hit up this summer, but we suggest you start with the Wonder Tower in Genoa first.
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