Featured Events: St. Paddy’s Day Fun, Dead Floyd, and more!
For St Patrick’s Day, you’ve got a plethora of events and specials to choose from at any given bar, brewery, or eatery in town. Interested in something different? At 7PM, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will be at the Boulder Public Library. Egan’s novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, is a fascinating, non-linear investigation into the passage of time through the lenses of a cast of 13 characters whose lives are drawn together by rock and roll. Further, it contains an excellent list and analysis of some of the best and most notable “rock and roll pauses” throughout history. Tickets are $20 here. Afterward, for your fix of Irish fare and beers, walk on over to the Boulder Theater for Boulder Beer and Jameson specials, food from Savory Cuisine, and live ska and bluegrass music by the Alcapones, Pro Leisure, and Caribou Mountain Collective. The party is free, 21+, and goes until 11pm.
From fans of modern jam bands like Phish and Umphrey’s McGee, to lovers of early electronic and experimental acts like Brian Eno and Kraftwerk, a delightful medium between dance music and cerebral experience, we’ve got a real crowd-pleaser coming to the Fox Theater. Check out Marco Benevento with Mama Magnolia. Tickets are $15-$22, all ages 15+, and doors open at 8:30. Get tickets!
Did you miss Frozen Dead Guy Days last weekend? Fear not – you can catch Dead Floyd on Saturday night at 10pm at the Lazy Dog! An awesome blend of two of the most enduring and beloved bands of the 1970s and beyond, this is a FREE show you don’t want to miss. Disclaimer: certainly more Dead-y than Floyd-y, but does anyone really consider that a complaint?
To “quaff” is to drink heartily and with gusto. With so much gusto, that it’s actually part of an athletic competition– how Boulder can you get? Go to Avery Brewing at 7:30 to catch a sneak peak screening of the Quaff Kings documentary, shot right here in Boulder and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Seating is first-come, first-serve, and incidentally, it is the same day as their Expletus sour release. Go quaff while you learn about quaffing, sounds like a perfect Sunday Funday!
Catch Glitterati, a new outfit comprised of members from Trampled by Turtles and Two Many Banjos, at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place. Sure to bring some stellar covers from the classic rock canon as well as their bluegrass roots, and with a new single with sound comparable to The Band, this is a show that is sure to appeal to a big crowd. The show starts at 7:30 for ages 18+ and tickets are only $10, don’t miss it!