Things to do in Boulder this week

Aimee Heckel’s Happening Highlights

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I almost filed for divorce the other night while playing a card game called Superfight.

The premise: Two contestants each draw a few cards and then debate why the characters they drew would win against the other team’s. The other players vote for who made the best argument.

It’s sort of like a mock trial about a hypothetical battle, except with wine and (in my case) a lot of table-slapping, finger-wagging and tears, because we’re talking Chuck Norris with a gang of musketeers versus Superman with a crew of fainting goats. Gasp.

Needless to say, things got intense. Also needless to say, it ended in a hung jury. Or maybe our friends just didn’t want to get in the middle of the wrestling match that broke out between my husband and I.

(But seriously, Superman would win. Admit it.)

(Admit it and we can move on.)

Apparently, we aren’t the only folks who like to drink and embark upon pointless, hypothetical debates.

Enter: My favorite event in Boulder County this week, Hipsters Vs. Vampires: A Comedy Debate.

This live debate between stand-up comedians kicks off at 7 p.m. tomorrow (March 16) at 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave., Unit C, in Longmont.

Like our Superfight battle, the audience decides. But unlike us, this event has a moderator.

Best of all: This entertainment is free. And any blood drawn is sure to be quickly taken care of. Er, leave your kids at home.

This brewery, 300 Suns, is totally worth the half hour drive from Boulder. Even if you don’t make the debate, 300 Suns has a fun tasting room and outdoor deck that is dog-friendly and often hosts live music and special events. Beer not your jam? This brewery also serves hard cider, wine and grub.

Prefer to be more active in the game? The brewery also holds a Board Games and Beer event 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (March 21).

Want more laughter? Johnny’s Cigar Bar in Boulder, 1801 13th St., has an event called Smokes and Jokes 8:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is an open mic stand-up comedy night in Boulder’s popular cigar lounge.

Other entertainment highlights this week

  • Luck o’ the Irish: It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which means tons of stomping, clapping, jigging, singing and car bombs across Boulder. Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub is the place to be, if you can get in, but you can also catch live Irish tunes at other locations, like Upslope Brewing Co. in Boulder from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Another favorite annual activity is to catch the local Irish step-dancers performing. Check this list of appearances by Celtic Steps in Boulder. Make sure you don’t miss the annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 13th Street in front of Conor O’Neill’s.
  • Behind-the-scenes theater: The annual Local Lab theater fest is this weekend. This is a unique chance to watch professional readings of never-been-performed American plays and vote on your favorite one, which the theater company will develop into a full production. Read more about the Local Lab in our entertainment section.
  • Happy hour highlights: $1 off pints all day 3-9 p.m. Monday at Skeye Brewing in Longmont; all-night happy hour 4 p.m.-midnight Monday and $2 tacos on Taco Tuesday (4-10 p.m.) at Tahona Tequila Bistro in Boulder. Tacos and tequila on the cheap? Yes please, even on the week o’ the Irish.

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