We're in a special year where February gets stretched out one more day. Go hard this weekend and take Monday off as a bonus day. This weekend has so much comedy, film and variety you're going to need a day to decompress. Check out the Westword calendar if you need more action.
The Stompin' Ground Games: Capitol Hill/Cheesman Park at Grant-Humphreys Mansion (6:30 p.m. Friday, $5 donation, no one will be turned away)
The Stompin' Ground Games aim to figure out which neighborhood in the city is the best. This month we visit the hip side of town just south east of downtown. To celebrate the 'hood, they've enlisted the help of comedians Timmi Lasley, Jordan Dahl, Nathan Lund, and Janae Burris to discuss homelessness, immigration rights, queer history and housing alternatives. While the comedians crack jokes, you can enjoy warm cookies, Voodoo Doughnuts and Sexy Pizza. Find out more here.
Sexpot Comedy Presents The Nerd Roast: Star Wars V. Star Trek at El Charrito (7 p.m. Friday, donations)
The nerdiest part of being a nerd is arguing about what uber-nerd thing is the best. Geek out with comedians like Harris Alterman, Mike Hammock and many more portraying various characters from both camps. No nerd night is complete without costumes, so come dressed in your favorite intergalactic outfit to show support.
Lovers Split Strangers, Our Annual Valentines Follies at Mercury Cafe (7:30 p.m. Friday, $10)
A diner theater style show at the Mercury tonight at a reasonable cost. Grab a date and see the dark romantic comedy. It explores the love relationships between various political leaders and clergy members.
If you ever wondered what George and Laura Bush were like behind closed doors, this might be your chance.
Underground Comedy Featuring Nate Craig at The Soiled Dove Underground (8 p.m. Friday, $10)
Things are getting hot at the Underground show, as the last couple of shows have sold out. You're in for a special treat to see the dude who's been featured on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Live From Gotham and more, Nate Craig. Tim McLaughlin, Sam Adams, Adrian P. Mesa and a super secret special guest will round out the night of chuckles.
Radio 1190 Night at Pon Pon Bar (8 p.m. Friday, free)
At some point in your live and probably currently you tuned into Radio 1190 on a regular basis. You probably had a crush on one of the DJ's taste in music too. Catch 1190 DJ's past and present spin the vinyl at the art bar tonight. These people are music nerds, so there's a good chance you're going to hear some rare treats along with all the fun hits.
Fuller House Binge Brunch at The Oriental Theater (11 a.m. Saturday, free-$10)
They remade Full House? Cut. It Out. Of course they did. Check out a few episodes of the new Netflix special Fuller House. If you pay the cover, you can enter the costume contest and trivia showdown, or just watch for free. Free bagels and $4 mimosas will sweeten the deal.
MOONGLOW at Leon (7 p.m. Saturday, $5)
Experience the wonder of the moving picture-the tiny moving picture. Tiny Cinema will be parked out behind Leon premiering MOONGLOW, four patrons at a time. The party will be inside Leon while you wait to see the 'lil movie. Enjoy a Q &A with the director later on in the night.
John Davis/Eric Stewart in Person at Glob (8 p.m. Saturday, donations)
John Davis is a match maker of sound and vision, who presents his films with live accompaniment of performance and music. Davis will show and perform his work Demolished Every Second in addition to showing a project he worked with local boy Eric Stewart, Light Breaks. Enjoy the treat and wonder of 16mm film efforts.
Something Fabulous! Comedy, Burlesque & Variety Show at Blush & Blu (8:30 p.m. Saturday, $5)
Get there early to get your seats, becasue this variety show has been selling out lately. Jordan Wieleba hosts the night of comedians, burlesque, hula-hooping, lounge singers and more. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the variety.
Propaganda! A Comedy Show at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret (8 p.m. Sunday, free)
We're always excited for the last Sunday of the month, because it's time for the best free fun you can have. Grab your free Sexy Pizza coupons and then get ready for jokes from the legend Hippieman. Tim McLaughlin, Rachel Weeks, Andrew Bueno and Jordan Doll will round out the end of the weekend too.
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