It’s too easy to start the week mumbling about how much we hate Monday and how hard it is to get up since it’s still night time pitch black when the alarm goes off, but that’s not how we’re going to start this week. So let’s all take a moment to go to our happy place and visualize whatever it is that brings a smile to our faces... Now, step back into reality and use these fine events to help pull you through the week:

WE DON’T WANT TO MISS:

YELP’S SUGAR HIGH
Monday, March 21 – Sunday, March 27
We thought the only way to get a sugar high (pictured) was the middle school way: inhaling a few bonus packs of Fun Dip before your mom realized what you were doing and ripped them out of your grubby paws. Yelp is proving us wrong with a full week of discounts on our favorite meal: dessert. Stuff your little gullet full of one dozen mini cupcakes at 50% off from Mission Minis or a whole pound of The Fudge House’s peanut butter cups for just $9. Or both, mom’s not here to stop you.
Sugar High List Participants

ALSO WORTH CHECKING OUT:

DESCHUTES BREWERY TASTING PARTY AT THE REPUBLIC
Wednesday, March 23, 8 p.m.
Deschutes Brewery (they’re from Oregon, so don’t freak out if you’re not familiar with them) is bring a little taste of the Pacific Northwest to the Marina this Wednesday. Five Deschutes beers will be on tap at The Republic for your drinking pleasure. Buy a souvenir pint glass for $2 and pay just $4 to refill it with Deschutes’ sweet, sweet nectar. Deschutes’ brewmaster will be on hand, but the real cameo of the night is the Black Butte XXII.
The Republic

NEIL STRAUSS AT BOOKSMITH
Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Neil Strauss has lived what seems like a thousand lives. He’ll be at Booksmith talking about his newest work of literature Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness. And if there’s one person who’s an expert on fame and madness, it’s this Rolling Stone contributor, who has reportedly made Lady Gaga cry and soaked in a hot tub with Marilyn Manson. If anything, we can all just live vicariously through Neil.
Booksmith