What’s Up Weekly: Editor’s picks

As entertainment editor here at the CU Independent, I want you, our readers, to have an awesomely entertaining week. Here are my picks for this week, so you’ll never have to worry about being bored.


Mega-rita Monday
Having a case of the Mondays? Head to Half Fast Subs for a pick-me-up: Mega-rita Monday. $5 pitchers of margaritas are available all day.

Check out what’s going on this week from the CU Independent. (CU Independent Illustration/Josh Shettler)

Thursday Night at Absinthe House
Thursday nights are ladies’ night at Absinthe House. Ladies drink free from 9 p.m. to midnight. Drink specials are available all night. Stop by the CU Independent table to say hello!


CU’s Battle of the Bands
CU’s annual Battle of the Bands goes down 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. The competing bands come from a wide variety of genres. Air Dubai and West Water Outlaws won in the past, so it’s possible that you’ll see a band’s big break. Admission is free.

Heartless Bastards
Indie darlings Heartless Bastards headline the Fox Theatre with opener Dana Falconberry on Wednesday. Doors are at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $17 in advance, $20 on the day of the show, plus $2 for under 21 tickets.

Northern Colorado’s own rap collective Def.Rhymes.Divine grace the Club 156 stage on Saturday. Supporting acts include Juke Jointed, Manny Moonz and C-Def. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased here.


“Sleepwalk With Me”
The semi-autobiographical “Sleepwalk With Me” follows a struggling stand-up comedian as he juggles a stagnant relationship, a stalled career and random sleepwalking bouts. The film is playing at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Tickets are $7-10.

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
6-year-old Hushpuppy learns life lessons while dealing with her dying, hot-headed father and her flooding home in the Louisiana bayou in this award-winning independent film. The show, presented by IFS, is at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday in Muenzinger Psychology and Biopsychology. Tickets are $6 and up.

For more events this week, check out the CU Independent calendar.

Contact CU Independent Entertainment Editor Avalon Jacka at Avalon.jacka@colorado.edu.

Avalon Jacka

Avalon Jacka is a senior at the University of Colorado, studying News-editorial journalism and Russian studies. She loves music and hopes to incorporate it into her career someday. When she isn’t doing homework, Jacka spends her time singing with the radio, analyzing television far too in-depth and hanging out with her friends. She has also been known to play Mortal Kombat on the PS2 and win. It is one of her greatest accomplishments to date. Contact CU Independent Entertainment Editor Avalon Jacka at Avalon.jacka@colorado.edu.

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