Can you believe we’ve been observing the absurd Groundhog Day holiday since 1840? Whether or not the creepy little tailless beaver sees his shadow or not doesn’t predict the weather any better than Marc Weinberg’s unnecessary in-depth analysis of a snow cloud.
But, alas, the country holds its collective breath each Feb. 2 to see if Punxsutawney Phil stumbles out of his hole and either sees his shadow — meaning six more weeks of winter — or doesn’t — meaning it’s time to go bathing-suit shopping.
How do we even know Phil is male? Where is Punxsutawney Philomena while Phil is posing for the cameras?
The 1993 film “Groundhog Day” somewhat made the holiday legit, mostly because hipsters love Bill Murray. The Harold Remis comedy is legendary — and monotonous.
But if you’re a fan, here’s an event for you. Copper & Kings Distillery is showing “Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day, Friday, Feb. 2. They’re opening up the second floor gallery for the screening and offering themed drinks using their brandy products.
C&K’s event sales manager Justin Schroeder tells Insider that they love hosting events in their space whenever they can, and since Groundhog Day fell on a Friday this year, it just made sense. Plus, they’re big fans of Andie MacDowell.
“We all love Bill Murray here and thought it would be perfect to show the movie while serving people drinks,” says Schroeder.
He also says they’ll be raffling off a cute stuffed groundhog puppet, along with a bottle of brandy, and the special drinks that’ll be served include I Got You Babe — Copper & Kings American Craft Brandy, Demerara simple syrup, chocolate bitters and a brandied cherry — and Punxsutawney Punch — Copper & Kings Floodwall Apple Brandy, lemon juice, honey syrup and Angostura bitters.
Now we’re talking.
The “Groundhog Day Movie Viewing & Cocktail Party” runs from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2. Admission is free, and it’s for ages 13 and up.