Dave Week began when three friends decided that it had been too long since they had gotten together. They decided to plan a super fun week to reconnect and Dave Week was born. If you would like the longer version of the history of Dave Week, click here.
We still plan activities together each year and would love to have you join us. Feel free to plan your own activities and spread the spirit of Dave Week by reconnecting and building the community around you wherever you live. The dates for Dave Week this year are January 16th-20th. Use the hashtag #DaveWeek to share what you are doing and to keep up with everything that is going on.
Monday, January 15th: Dave Week doesn’t actually start until the 16th, but in preparation for the week we will be making three stops between Salt Lake County and Utah County to give out free stuff.
We will stay at each of the three spots for an hour. When we get to each spot we will post a picture of where we are and the first person to find us gets a big prize. If you aren’t first, don’t worry! Everyone who finds us will receive some sweet Dave Week swag. The first to find us at each of the three locations will also be entered for the grand prize of two free tickets to the Dave Week Jazz game on the 20th, which includes special early entry.
Tuesday, January 16th: Treat Yourself! Even though it’s Dave Week, I always like to donate one day to you! Do something for yourself today. Call to get that thing checked out you’ve been putting off, check in on those resolutions you made, buy yourself something you’ve wanted for a long time, call up that person you’ve been thinking about, splurge at lunch and order double meat, or finally give up meat. I don’t care what you do, it’s your day!
If you’d like to treat yourself to some Leatherby’s ice cream, we will be at the Draper location, 372 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020, at 6:30 PM. If you decide to treat yourself to some healthy options, I know @DJJazzyJody has some great cauliflower crust recipes. Either way, we’d love to see you and hang out.
Wednesday, January 17th: Bowling and Laser Tag. Join us at the Lehi Jack and Jill Lanes. For $10 you get to mix-and-match three activities. These include bowling, laser tag, and the arcade. You can mix them any way you want. Most of us do two games of bowling and one game of laser tag. You can do all as bowling or just hang out in the arcade.
If you could let me know that you are coming, it would help me know how many lanes to reserve. We will be starting at 6:30, so try to get there around 6:15 if possible. If you can’t make it that early feel free to join us anytime.
Live too far away? Plan your own bowling night where you live and invite all of your friends! Then make sure to post about it using the #DaveWeek hashtag!
Thursday, January 18th: Focus on Others. You had a chance to treat yourself and to have some fun. Today is all about others. Dave Week began when two friends missed seeing me and decided to put together a really fun week for me.
Dave Week wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for two friends thinking about someone they hadn’t seen for a while. I didn’t have a lot of friends where I moved and it meant a lot to me that they still wanted to get together even we no longer lived in close proximity. Look at what that one simple act has become!
In the spirit of Dave Week, find that friend, neighbor, family member, and make their day! Heck, make their week, or even make them a week if you are really ambitious.
Friday, January 19th: Movie night. We used to go to a movie, but we wanted an activity that those outside of Utah could participate in. We decided to find something on Netflix that we could all start at the same time and then have a Twitter chat during. This year, in preparation for the Olympics, and because I love it, we will be watching Cool Runnings. We will be pushing play at 6 PM Mountain time. That’s 8 PM Eastern time.
Throughout the movie, I’ll be tweeting questions on Twitter with the hashtag #DaveWeek. Each question will start with Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. to help keep it organized. When you respond, start your tweet with A1, A2, A3, so that we know which question you are replying to. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #DaveWeek so that everyone participating can enjoy your thoughts. Some of the questions will be silly, some more serious, but they should all help us learn a little bit more about each other. Feel free to answer the questions even if you aren’t watching the movie.
The whole point of this week is to bring people together, to build community, and to make social more social. Be sure to invite your family and friends to join you as you watch and follow those you interact with online.
Saturday, January 20th: Jazz game. Those that purchased tickets through our site get early entry before the rest of the public is allowed into the arena. Meet at the main entrance at 4:50 PM. We will get to sit courtside to watch players go through their individual warmups.
If you would also like to join us for dinner, we will be meeting at Crown Burger two blocks north of the stadium at 4:00 PM. If you spend $18 or more they give you a free parking pass to stay in their lot during the game. So come buy dinner and get free parking!
The regular doors open around 5:30. For those that participate in early entry, they usually make us leave our courtside seats around 6:00 or so. If you haven’t eaten yet, there are plenty of great places in the arena. I’m sure we will all be hanging out somewhere if you want to find us.
If you didn’t purchase tickets through us, we always do a Tweetup at halftime with Thurl Bailey and Alema Harrington that anyone at the arena can join.
We’d love to have you participate with us at least once during the week! Please join in our events or create your own. There are people out there that would love to see you and to have something to do. The world is a place that too easily divides and brings down, let’s do what we can to come together this week, build each other up, and to have fun!