A new week is here, and with it comes the exhausting process of finding new reasons to get your drink on. I feel bad for those people who wait for weddings or their own birthdays to get tipsy enough to act like buffoons. As a hard-working lady in this tough world, I simply cannot wait that long. I've done the research for you. All you have to do is come up with the why.

    The Ruby Room's (1271 University Ave. in Hillcrest) Ryan Roots Cocktale Club is celebrating two years of wackiness on Wednesday, April 24. This party is for all you proud hot messes out there, whether or not you're familiar with this club night. For those not in the know, Cocktale Club usually consists of raunchy movies, dancing and delicious specialty cocktails crafted by the flamboyantly dressed Roots, who can spit a dirty joke like a cobra spits venom. For the special event, a king and queen of the club will be crowned, so bring your A- game. This is no time to be a wallflower.

    To celebrate the release of his zine, Perpetually Twelve, veteran scenester and artist McHank will throw a shindig at The Void (3519 El Cajon Blvd. in City Heights). Stop by and get a copy of the zine, which is filled with cool art, short stories and essays, an interview with musician Brandon Welchez and other interesting bits. The night is curated by McHank and features live sets from White Murder, Octa#grape and The Paper Thins. The Facebook event page claims that the party will be so good you'll want to DVR Parks and Recreation. That's some major hype.

    Finally, there's the Shaker Series Bartender Shakeoff from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Saltbox (1047 Fifth Ave., Downtown). Local bartenders from spots like El Dorado, Polite Provisions and Cat Eye Club will go head-tohead to mix a tasty cocktailworthy of being named the featured drink of the month at the bar. Booze it up and cheer for your fave.

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