Greetings. Though still enjoying the last hours of January, let’s peek ahead to our calendar’s most delightful, sophomoriffic month: February. Following, we’ll give you the fun-down, er, run-down on our favorite shorty.

CLOSED EVENINGS

This month, we’ll have a couple of schedule quirks, owing to the championship of the National Football League, the opportunity to get ahead of spring cleaning and our need to host a belated holiday party for staff.

On Sunday, February 5, we’ll close at 4 p.m. for repairs and to allow you a football-filled evening with friends or strangers. After struggling through multiple iterations of “what to do about the Super Bowl?” we’re shutting down the shop for renovations, clean-up and the like. NO Cocktail Museum on this Sunday.

We are closed all day on Monday, February 6, for additional repair time and for the belated staff holiday party. NO Vinyl Side Monday, obviously.

Owing to the above entry, we are closed until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, to allow for hangover medicine to set in. Come by for dinner, a post-work drink, or to hear DJ Kate, anytime between 4 p.m.-close.

SPECIAL EVENTS

On Tuesday, February 14, Dr. Jeff Hallazgo puts down the inoculation needle and picks up the turntable needle, as he drops a special Valentine’s Day spin on lovers and the lovelorn alike. This year, we’ll again feature some poetic readings of particularly love-ly songs, so bring some silly lyrics and a good voice.

On Monday, February 20, it’s the annual Presidential Beard Party. Real prizes will be offered, like beard trimmers and beard brushes. The festivities begin at 9 p.m. and roll through close. Begin preparations now for the Presidential Beard Party by throwing away your scissors and the cares of the shaven world! (Ladies are welcome in our competitions, as are gentlemen.)

DJ SCHEDULE

Thursday, 2/2: DJ Karabell
Friday, 2/3: Jim Utz of Vintage Vinyl
Saturday, 2/4: Robert Griffin
Tuesday, 2/7: Kate Estwing of KDHX’s “Beep Beep, Boop Boop”
Thursday, 2/9: JJ the DJ
Friday, 2/10: Ryan Snowden
Saturday, 2/11: Pokey LaFarge
Tuesday, 2/14: Dr. Jeff Hallazgo of KDHX’s “Big Bang”/Valentine’s Day!
Thursday, 2/16: John Gassel
Friday, 2/17: Mark Early
Saturday, 2/18: Jason Potter and Morgan Nusbaum
Tuesday, 2/21: Theron Twenter
Thursday, 2/23: Vejay the DJ, aka The Punjabi Prince
Friday, 2/24: Thomas Crone of KDHX’s Silver Tray
Saturday, 2/25: Christian Schaeffer
Tuesday, 2/28: Mike Herr and Patty Bobo

CLASSICS

Vinyl Side Monday every, you guessed it!, every Monday night after 10 p.m.. Bring a platter of vinyl. Play one side. If we like it, you’ll be treated to a free beer. If not, you’ll be egged! (As noted above, we’re closed on Monday, Feb. 6 for repairs and our corporate staff party.)

Every Sunday, the tradition lives on with the Cocktail Museum. Bartender Robert Griffin curates this tribute to the world’s best, quirkiest, forgotten and simply tastiest cocktail creations. Come by between 9 p.m.-midnight for these incredible offerings. (As also noted above, we’ll not be open on Sunday, Feb. 5!)