1 Aug
2016

August 2016 Events and Holidays

August 2016The heat of sum­mer has ARRIVED! We are all about our air con­di­tion­ing, so feel free to stop by for some cool air and a few laughs. August is Admit You’re Hap­py Mon­th and Nation­al Eye Exam Mon­th! Also up this mon­th is Spi­der-Man Day (Aug 1), Root­beer Float Day (Aug 6), Inter­na­tion­al Beer Day (Aug 7), Bad Poet­ry Day (Aug 18) and Nation­al Waf­fle Day (Aug 24)! Birth­days this mon­th include Andy Warhol (Aug 6), Lois Lane (Aug 17), Mr. Snuf­fle­u­pa­gus (Aug 19) and Pee Wee Her­man (Aug 27)! Book Club will be meet­ing on August 28th at 6 PM to talk about Dou­glas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide the the Galaxy! For EVEN MORE hol­i­days and birth­days, keep read­ing!

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This mon­th is Admit You’re Hap­py Mon­th! Stop mak­ing your­self all grumpy and stuff about life, and JUST LIVE IT! I hear that a great way to remem­ber how hap­py you are is to go to your local card shop and spend an hour laugh­ing your butt off at all the super inap­pro­pri­ate cards! (Srsly tho, we love the sounds of laugh­ter here at KU) It’s also Nation­al Eye Exam Mon­th so make sure you get your eyes all checked out.

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No one likes squint­ing. It gives you lines. On your face.

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This week is Inter­na­tion­al Clown Week (Aug 1–7)! Get out your red noses and faceprint and STRIKE TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF ALL.

Also this week is Nation­al Ice Cream Sand­wich Day (Aug 2), the day that Dom Perignon invent­ed cham­pag­ne (Aug 4), and Nation­al Mus­tard Day (Aug 5).

Who’s hit­ting the the­aters to see Sui­cide Squad on open­ing night?? It’s in the­aters on the 5th!

The week­end holds all kinds of great­ness: Root Beer Float Day (Aug 6), and Inter­na­tion­al Beer Day (Aug 7)! Also this week­end is the Hor­ror Fan Craft Fair & Flea (Aug 6), and that is real­ly the ONLY way to spend your week­end. High five to the peo­ple who are run­ning that thing, because WHAT A GOOD IDEA.

Birth­days this week include:
The Jok­erHer­man Melville and Kev­in Smith (all Aug 1), Neil Arm­strong (Aug 5), Andy Warhol and Piers Antho­ny (Aug 6), and Sid­ney Cros­by (Aug 7).

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This week is Nation­al Farmer’s Mar­ket Week (Aug 7–13), so make sure you hit up all your fave mar­kets!! There’s one in Shadyside now! Did you know?? NOW YOU KNOW!

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We have a card for that. This is the card for that.

Next up is my per­son­al favorite, Sneak Some Zuc­chini onto your neighbor’s porch Night (Aug 8)!!!! I wish you all the best sneak­ing! Then there’s Book Lover’s Day (Aug 9), Nation­al Duran Duran Appre­ci­a­tion Day  and S’Mores Day (both Aug 10), and Vinyl Record Day (Aug 12).

Also on the 12th, Sausage Par­ty hits the­aters.  If you haven’t seen the trail­er for Sausage Par­ty yet, do it now. Don’t be deceived though. This is NOT a kids movie. It’s from the mak­ers of Super­bad. So. You know. Not for kids.

If you’re not into movies, it’s okay! You can always hit up the Blue­grass Fes­ti­val on August 13th!

Birth­days this week include:
Gin­ny Weasley (Aug 11), William Gold­man (Aug 12), Alfred Hitch­cock (Aug 13) and Steve Mar­t­in (Aug 14).

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It’s Weird Con­test Week (Aug 13–17)!!! We’re work­ing on con­coct­ing some epic con­test here at KU, so make sure you check back to see how you can win some sil­ly prizes!

Relax­ation Day  is on the 15th, so stop by to get some sooth­ing show­er bursts or some­thing. TREAT YO’ SELF.

dogNext up is Bad Poet­ry Day (Aug 18), Lit­tle Italy Days in Bloom­field (Aug 18–21) and the start of Bike­Fest (Aug 19–28)

Birth­days this week include:
Lois Lane (Aug 17), Gene Rod­den­ber­ry, Ogden Nash and Mr. Snuf­fle­u­pa­gus (All Aug 19), H.P. Love­craft (Aug 20) and Christo­pher Robin Mil­ne (Aug 21)

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Okay, so this week starts a lit­tle rough: Plu­to Demot­ed Day and Vesu­vius Day share the 24th. But it is all okay because that same day is also Nation­al Waf­fle Day. So you can total­ly drown your sor­rows in syrup. That’s a legit thing to do.
The week ends with FREEDOM! It’s Go Top­less Day (Aug 28)! #FreeTheNip­ple

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Birth­days this week include: 
Ray Brad­bury and Dorothy Park­er (both Aug 22), Gene Kel­ly (Aug 23), Tim Bur­ton and Sean Con­nery (both Aug 25), and Pee Wee Her­man and Ira Lev­in (both Aug 27)

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There’s a cou­ple more days left, so don’t give up yet! You can have two more par­ties at LEAST! Cel­e­brate More Herbs, Less Salt Day (Aug 29) with some killer herba­ceous recipes and fol­low it up with some S’MORES for Toast­ed Marsh­mal­low Day (Aug 30)

That’s it! That’s all we’ve got! We sure hope this August is your BEST AUGUST YET!

30 Jun
2016

July 2016 Events and Holidays

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Wel­come to JULY peo­ple! It’s get­ting hot in here! If you’re look­ing for some­thing to do between all the yard sales and bar­be­cues, we’ve got some ideas! For instance, July is not just Nation­al Grilling, Hot Dog and Ice Cream Mon­th, it’s also Inde­pen­dent Retail­ers Mon­th! Hey, that’s us! Also up this mon­th is I For­got Day (July 2), Inter­na­tion­al Kiss­ing Day (July 6),  Nation­al French Fries Day (July 13) and Nation­al Tequi­la Day (July 24)! Birth­days this mon­th include Robert Hein­lein(July 7), Hunter S. Thomp­son (July 18), Har­ry Pot­ter and J.K. Rowl­ing (both July 31). Speak­ing of Har­ry and Rowl­ing, The Cursed Child hits our shelves at 12:01 AM on July 31ST! If you pre-order soon, you can still join us for our Mid­night Release Par­ty! (Co host­ed with Cof­fee Tree, because they are great peo­ple!!) For more infor­ma­tion or more hol­i­days, keep read­ing!

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July is the mon­th of many things, includ­ing AC Appre­ci­a­tion Days, Nation­al Dog House Repairs Mon­th, Nation­al Grilling Mon­th, Nation­al Ice Cream Mon­th, Nation­al Hot Dog Mon­th, and Nation­al Inde­pen­dent Retail­ers Mon­th!! Start the par­ty!

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Okay, so there’s a few extra days in this “week” but why are you even count­ing? First up this mon­th is Canada Day (July 1)! It’s the same day that the movie ver­sion of The BFG hits the the­aters!!! Next up is I For­got Day and World UFO Day which are very con­ve­nient­ly on the same day so that you can for­get about the UFOs. (both July 2)

Get the grills out for Inde­pen­dence Day! But make sure to include some veg­e­tar­i­an options, since it is also Inde­pen­dence From Meat Day (Both July 4). Seri­ous­ly, who thought that one up? Not eat meat on one of the biggest grilling days of the year. YEAH RIGHT. *ahem* I mean. Go you! You do that awe­some meat free thing!!

Make sure you load up on sun­screen for Bikini Day (July 5)! All bod­ies are Bikini Bod­ies. But they don’t all have to be crispy lob­ster bod­ies. Only YOU can pre­vent skin fires.

Inter­na­tion­al Kiss­ing Day and Take Your Web­mas­ter to Lunch Day share the box on the cal­en­dar (both July 6), so you might as well mul­ti-task and make that a hot lunch date, yo.

Birth­days this week include:
Indi­ana Jones (July 1), Franz Kafka (July 3), Robert Hein­lein  and Dr. Wat­son (both July 7).

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It’s time for the CUTEST HOLIDAY EVER: Ted­dy Bears Pic­nic Day (July 10)! And then there’s Nation­al French Fries Day (July 13) or you know, ‘MURICA FRIES DAY if you’re so inclined. It’s also Inter­na­tion­al Town Criers Day (also on July 13) and I hon­est­ly can’t tell you why that’s still a thing any­more. I vote we all just spend the day watch­ing John Stew­ard and John Oliv­er hash out the news.

St. Swithin’s Day is July 15th, and then Nation­al Ven­tril­o­quism Week is from July 13th-16th. That’s not a whole week, we know, but I guess July is also TIME DOESN’T MATTER mon­th. Oh. also. Who is super excit­ed about the new Ghost­buster Movie???? It hits the the­aters on the 15th!

Birth­days this week include:
E.B. White (July 11), Hen­ry David Thore­au (July 12), and Patrick Stewart/Jean-Luc Picard (both July 13).

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This week is Nation­al Zookeep­er Week (July 17–23), so make sure you go say hi to all those love­ly peo­ple who decid­ed to get paid to hang out with adorable and some­times scary ani­mals. And also some­times pick up poop. In fact, July 17th is Nation­al Ice Cream Day, so go say hi on the 17th and then hit up Allegheny Ice Cream right out­side the Zoo. Their hot­dogs are AMAZING. (It’s also Nation­al Hot Dog Mon­th, remem­ber??? DO IT ALL!)

Next up is Nation­al Lol­lipop Day (July 20) and then on the 22nd, it’s Casu­al Pi Day, Rat Catcher’s Day AND ALSO Star Trek Beyond hits the the­aters. Oh and then it’s Nation­al Hot Dog Day (July 23) so may­be go have some more hot dogs. again. NO REGRETS.

Birth­days this mon­th include:
Hunter S. Thomp­son (July 18), Cor­mac McCarthy (July 20), Ernest Hem­ing­way (July 21), and Daniel Rad­clif­fe (July 23).

 

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This week starts strong with Nation­al Tequi­la Day (July 24) and we have just the recipe for you! Check out Kards Unlim­it­eds’ Killer Tequi­la San­gria to get the par­ty start­ed HOOOOOO. The next day is Mer­ry Go Round Day (July 25) so make sure you get all that tequi­la out of your sys­tem or it could  be a nasty ride. Next up is Bar­bie in a Blender Day (What. the. what.) and Walk on Stilts Day (both July 27).

On July 30th we’re hav­ing our MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for Har­ry Pot­ter and the Cursed Child!! If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, call us ASAP! The book will be dis­trib­ut­ed at 12:01 AM on July 31st! Haven’t heard about the Mid­night Release Par­ty yet? Here’s some infor­ma­tion for you!

Birth­days this week include:
Alexan­dre Dumas (July 24), Beat­rix Pot­ter (July 28), Neville Long­bot­tom (July 30), and Har­ry Pot­ter and J.K. Rowl­ing (both 31).

30 Apr
2016

May 2016 Events and Holidays

MayWel­come to May! Time for flow­ers and spring time! And Pick­les!
“What? Pick­les?” you may ask. “Yes. Pick­les,” I say to you.

May is packed full of fun things, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to: Children’s Book Week (May 2- 8), May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day (May 4, clear­ly), No Pants Day (May 6), Nation­al Chick­en Dance Day (May 14),  Nation­al Minia­ture Golf Day (May 21),  and Geek Pride Day (May 25) just to name a few! Oh, and let’s not for­get Mother’s Day on May 8th! Do you have your card and gift yet???

Keep read­ing for a list­ing of all of the events and hol­i­days in May!

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May is Get Caught Read­ing Mon­th! What hap­pens when you get caught read­ing? Do the lords of lore come and give you a shiny gold star? May­be you get mag­i­cal book pow­ers like the girl from Ink Heart! Or may­be, real­ly, every time some­one catch­es you read­ing they think you’re one very cool and well round­ed indi­vid­u­al. Shout out to all the friends and lovers who met their oth­er half over the bind­ing of a book! This mon­th is for you!

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The first week in May is both Children’s Book Week AND Teacher Appre­ci­a­tion Week (May 2–8)!! So cel­e­brate your favorite teacher by read­ing one book they taught you to love. And then may­be send them a note to say thanks!

Oth­er hol­i­days this week include May Day, Bat­man Day, and Moth­er Goose Day, all on May 1st! May 1st is also the Pitts­burgh Marathon, so if you’re not run­ning or cheer­ing, you may want to con­sid­er not leav­ing your house because all the roads will be closed. Just say­ing.
On May 3rd,  Court of Misty and Fury by Sarah J. Mass is being released.

This week is also host to May the Fourth (May 4) aka Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! Next up is Cin­co de Qua­tro (May 5) and  the Ken­tucky Der­by, Tuba Day and No Pants Day (all on May 6). We’re also SUPER EXCITED about CIVIL WAR hit­ting the­aters on May 6!!! Oh my gosh! We already have tick­ets!

Birth­days this week include: 
Joseph Heller (May 1), Alice who went to Won­der­land (May 4), Leo Lion­ni (May 5), and Sig­mund Freud (May 6)

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First and Fore­most this week, there is Mother’s Day (May 8)! Make sure you give your mum as much love as she deserves! And if you’ve for­got­ten to buy your card and gift, we’ll be open from 10 to 5 that day.
Also this week is World Bel­ly­dance Day (May 9), Lim­er­ick Day (May 12), and Nation­al Chick­en Dance Day (May 14).

Birth­days this week include:
Kat­niss Everdeen (May 8), Peter Bench­ley (May 8), J.M. Bar­rie (May 9), Ker­mit the Frog (May  9), Lisa Simp­son (May 9), Daph­ne de Mau­ri­er (May 13), Robert Pat­tin­son (May 13), Steven Col­bert (May 13), George Lucas (May 14)

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Okay, here’s where we get to the PICKLES! I bet you were won­der­ing when that would come up. It’s Inter­na­tion­al Pick­le Week (May 14- 25)!!! It’s also Amer­i­can Craft Beer Week (May 16 — 22), and Nation­al Back­yard Games Week (May 18 — 25) so I sense a real­ly good back­yard par­ty with lots of games, beer and cook­ies in our future!

Next up is Nation­al Choco­late Chip Day (May 14), Nation­al Sea Mon­key Day (May 16), Nation­al Piz­za Par­ty Day (May 20) and Eliza Doolit­tle Day (May 20)!
We’ll hope­ful­ly see you all at 3 Rivers Comi­con (May 21–22) and Food Truck-a-palooza (May 21) this week­end. If you’re not into comics or food (what is wrong with you but okay) you could cel­e­brate Nation­al Minia­ture Golf Day (May 21) or join in the fun at Ven­ture Out­doors Fest (May 21)!
Birth­days this week include:
The love­ly own­er of this fan­tas­tic store! Sir Boss-Lady Kris­ten cel­e­brates her birth­day on May 15th! Stop by and buy some­thing! She’d love that!
Oth­er birth­days are L. Frank Baum (May 15) and Tina Fey (May 18).

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Start your week off right at BOOK CLUB! Cards Unlim­it­ed Book club will be meet­ing at 6pm on May 22nd to dis­cuss The Adven­tures of Sher­lock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Coin­ci­den­tal­ly, may 22nd is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birth­day, so we’re super excit­ed to be cel­e­brat­ing by read­ing this book.

Two books that we’re pret­ty excit­ed about come out this week: The City of Mir­rors (The Pas­sage Tril­o­gy) by Justin Cron­in and The Last Star of the Fifth Wave Series by Rick Yancey (both May 24). Geek Pride Day and Tow­el Day are both May 25. And then on the 27th, X-Men: Apoc­apl­y­se hits the the­aters!!!!!!
If that isn’t excit­ing enough for you, hit up the Pyro Fest over the week­end (May 28 — 29)!

Birth­days this week include:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22), Scott O’Dell (May 23), Sook­ie Stack­house (May 24), Cook­ie Mon­ster (May 24), Dashiell Ham­mett (May 27) and Ian Flem­ing (May 28).

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It’s Memo­ri­al Day (May 30)! AND THEN, NEIL GAIMAN IS RELEASING A NEW BOOKThe View From the Cheap Seats (May 31)!

Birth­days this week include:
Mel Blanc (May 30)

1 Apr
2016

April Events and Holidays

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Wel­come, dear Read­ers, to the beau­ti­ful mon­th of April. It is the mon­th of flow­ers, of Trick­sters and of Grilled Cheese! This mon­th is absolute­ly packed with fun spring things! High­lights include:  Nation­al Peanut but­ter and Jel­ly Day (April 2), Tekko (April 7 — 10), Nation­al Library Week (April 10–16), Drop Every­thing and Read Day (April 12) and Talk Like Shake­speare Day (April 23)! There are PILES more hol­i­days and events, so keep on read­ing!

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April is the mon­th of many things! It’s Alco­hol Aware­ness Mon­th, Grilled Cheese Mon­th, Knuck­le Down Mon­th and STDs Mon­th! What an inter­est­ing com­bo! Basi­cal­ly, knuck­le down, and edu­cate your­self. Then cel­e­brate with Grilled Cheese! Sounds good to us!

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April starts off string with like 6 hol­i­days in the first TWO DAYS! On April 1st, you can choose to cel­e­brate April Fools Day or Nation­al Fun at Work Day! Or you can be everyone’s favorite trick­ster-cowork­er and cel­e­brate both! On April 2nd, it’s Inter­na­tion­al Children’s Book Day, Tweed Day, Nation­al Peanut­but­ter and Jel­ly Day, and Inter­na­tion­al Pil­low Fight Day! If you feel like trav­el­ing a wee bit, you can hit up the 39th Annu­al Maple Syrup Fes­ti­val in Mey­ers­dale, PA. It’s fab-tac­tic road trip weath­er, right?

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This week is Nation­al Robot­ics Week (April 2 — 10)! So grab your WD-20 and get chug­ging! Wait. What?
On April 6th, we’re pret­ty inter­est­ed in the Speak Freely with John Fet­ter­man event. World Health Day is on April 7th, the same day as the start of Tekko!! Cel­e­brate Nation­al Sib­lings Day (April 10th) hang­ing out with your favorite sib­ling! Make sure to Insta­gram all those pics you take so your oth­er sib­lings know what’s up!

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It’s Nation­al Library Week! It’s like the BEST WEEK OF THE WHOLE YEAR. This week is also jam-packed full of things: Bar­ber­shop Quar­tet Day (April 11), Drop Every­thing and Read Day (April 12), Scrab­ble Day (April 13), Nation­al That Sucks Day (April 15), Record Store Day and Nation­al Wear your Paja­mas to Work Day (both April 16).

There are a num­ber of fun things hap­pen­ing around the city, also! The Jun­gle Book (the new ver­sion) will be hit­ting the­aters April 15, the same night as Carnegie Sci­ence Center’s 21+ Night, themed SCI FI!  <3
The Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val of Col­ors is on the 16th. Or, if you’re look­ing for more Rough and Row­dy events, check out the Steel City Roller Der­by Game (also April 16)!

Shadyside peo­ple will be excit­ed to know that on Sat­ur­day, April 16th the 4th Annu­al Bark Shadyside Pup Walk, the 6th Annu­al Great Shadyside Yard Sale and the sec­ond Shadyside appear­ance of The Neigh­bor­hood Flea is hap­pen­ing from 9am — 2pm in the Lib­er­ty School Park­ing Lot (cor­ner of Ivy & Ellsworth)!!!!

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Start the week off on a high note: It’s 420 (April 20) and Nation­al HIGH Five Day (April 21)! Earth Day is April 22, but Pitts­burgh will be cel­e­brat­ing Earth Day from the 21st to the 24th. 
Talk Like Shake­speare Day is April 23. Passover starts on the 23rd as well, and goes on through the 30th.
Need your film fix? Hunts­man: Winter’s War opens April 22nd!

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It’s Admin­is­tra­tive Pro­fes­sion­al Day and Morse Code Day on April 27! Say a big old thanks to the peo­ple who keep the world run­ning smooth­ly with some beeps and bops and boops! Plant a tree on Arbor Day (April 29)! And then, the Nation­al Pie Cham­pi­onships hap­pen! And Inter­na­tion­al Jazz Day! Pies and Jazz! Both on April 30th! You can also get your spring-time Hal­loween fix and cel­e­brate Walpur­gis Night (also April 30).
We are ridicu­lous­ly excit­ed for one movie in par­tic­u­lar this week­end: Keanu hits the­aters April 29! It’s a fun­ny John Wick with a kit­ten. Seri­ous­ly. So. Excit­ed. Check out this trail­er.

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That’s it folks! Hap­py April!

1 Feb
2016

February 2016 Calendar of Events

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Wel­come Feb­ru­ary! Thank good­ness Jan­u­ary is OVER! Jan 2016 was def­i­nite­ly a bit chop­py there for a bit. But time keeps mov­ing, and it a new mon­th full of new things! Excit­ing things! Keep read­ing to hear about the hot stuff hap­pen­ing in the cold of Feb­ru­ary.

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This mon­th is Library Lovers Mon­th, Nation­al Con­doms Mon­th and Mar­i­jua­na Aware­ness Mon­th! You can prob­a­bly cel­e­brate those all at once… just say­ing.

 

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On Feb­ru­ary 2, Punx­sutawney Phil has his say for Ground­hog Day. On the 5th, get your freak on for Work­ing Naked Day! It’s prob­a­bly best to get per­mis­sion first though. The 5th is also Bub­ble Gum Day and the release of the MUCH ANTICIPATED(here, at least) Pride and Prej­u­dice and Zom­bies in the­aters!! Buy your tick­ets now, kids!

Cel­e­brate on the 6th with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s! It’s Ice Cream For Break­fast Day! It’s also a great day to vis­it I Made It! Mar­ket in the Water­front! They’ll be sell­ing so many hand-made good­ies. You just have to stop by and see!

Birth­days this week: Ayn Rand and James Joyce (Feb­ru­ary 2), George Romero (Feb­ru­ary 4), and Arthur Weasley (Feb­ru­ary 6).

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I’m sure every­one has already put the Super Bowl in their cal­en­dars, but just incase you need the reminder, it’s on the 7th! The 8th is Opera Day, so make sure to save your vocals! The 9th is Mardi Grass and Read in the Bath­tub Day. You might want to choose between the two, because eat­ing mas­sive amounts of pan­cakes and drink­ing all the booze will prob­a­bly make it real­ly hard to read in the tub. The 9th is also the release day for Morn­ing Star by Pierce Brown AND Glass Sword by Vic­to­ria Ave­yard!!  We are so ready to con­tin­ue the Red Ris­ing and Red Queen Series, JUST LET US TELL YOUOMG.

On the 12th, we would cel­e­brate Dar­win Day, but we will be super busy SEEING DEADPOOL IN THEATERS.

Birth­days this week: Lau­ra Ingalls Wilder and Charles Dick­ens (Feb­ru­ary 7), Seth Green and John Williams (Feb­ru­ary 8), and Judy Blume and Charles Dar­win (Feb­ru­ary 12).

 

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Are you ready for this? ARE YOU READY????

 

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Of course, we all know that the 14th is Valentine’s Day. But did you know that it is also Fer­ris Wheel Day? Fol­lowed, on the 15th, by Nation­al Gum­drop Day and the West­min­ster Dog Show on the 15th and 16th!

Birth­days this week: Joseph Gor­don-Levitt (Feb­ru­ary 17), and Bruce Wayne (Feb­ru­ary 19).

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Heart­break of all heart­break, Alan Rick­man would have turned 70 on the 21st. How­ev­er, you can dis­tract your­self from that pain by get­ting tick­ets to the Steel City Roller Der­by Game on the 21st. It’s the Allegheny Avengers vs. the Mon Mon­sters! It’s also BOOK CLUB! Join us to talk about T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. <3

The 22nd is Nation­al Mar­gar­i­ta Day! It’s a NATIONAL hol­i­day, so you should prob­a­bly cel­e­brate. On the 23rd, we cel­e­brate the ancient art of throw­ing stones with Curling is Cool Day, as well as the release of A Gath­er­ing of Shad­ows by V.E. Schwab!

Nation­al Chili Day is on the 26th. The 26th is also the first day of Tex­as Cow­boy Poet­ry Days, but more impor­tant­ly, it’s day one of Pitts­burgh Win­ter Beer­fest! Beer­fest clos­es out on the 27th, which is also, con­ve­nient­ly, Open That Bot­tle Night.

Birth­days this week: Alan Rick­man (Feb­ru­ary 21), and Edward Gorey (Feb­ru­ary 22).

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Start off the week by watch­ing the 2016 Oscars on the 28th! This week also has a BONUS ROUND day, because Leap Day is on the 29th!

Birth­days this week: Super­man (Feb­ru­ary 29)

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1 Jan
2016

January 2016 Events and Birthdays

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Wel­come 2016! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF OUR LIVES? We’re pumped to start a fresh new year here at KU. And what, with all of the­se awe­some hol­i­days and birth­days to cel­e­brate? Even more bet­ter-er! Read on to find out why you should be drink­ing hot tea, eat­ing soup, toss­ing your fruit­cake, and writ­ing let­ters this mon­th!

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1 Dec
2015

December 2015 Calendar of Events

 

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Hel­lo and wel­come, Decem­ber! HANUKKAH IS HERE! CHRISTMAS IS HERE! KWANZAA IS HERE! We’ve been wait­ing for Decem­ber since, well, Jan­u­ary, and we’re delight­ed that it’s here again! Decem­ber is more than the usu­al hol­i­days, though. Just to name a few, we’ve got Nation­al Cot­ton Can­dy Day (Decem­ber 7), Cat Herders Day (Decem­ber 15), Nation­al Choco­late Cov­ered Any­thing Day (Decem­ber 16), and Bacon Day (Decem­ber 30) and they all make this mon­th even more mag­i­cal! Read on to find out all of our awe­some cel­e­bra­tions this mon­th! Read more »

1 Nov
2015

November 2015 Calendar of Events

 

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Hel­lo and wel­come, Novem­ber! Fall is in full swing, the days are short­er, and we’ll be dream­ing of thanks­giv­ing din­ner for the next 26 nights.  PASS THE CRANBERRY SAUCE! Here are all of the excit­ing things we’ll be cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th from Sher­lock Holmes Week­end, to Home­made Bread Day, Dr. Who Day, and every­thing in between.

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