Published: Feb. 17, 2015

Ten things to do this week. This is a weekly column highlighting events on campus and in Boulder by Samuel Fuller, history major and resident event virtuoso.

Stay warm and enjoy some indoor fun this weekend. Channel your inner Patches O’Houlihan and dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge, or fill up your chalk bag and grab your climbing shoes to compete in the spring 2015 Climbing Competition. If sports aren’t quite your area of interest, explore the diversity of our campus, as both the Chinese Student’s Association and the African Student’s Association showcase their respective cultures in two unique ways.

This coming week’s events are a testament to the diversity of interests we have at CU. Last week, the Colorado Front Range serenaded us in sunshine; however, the outlook looks slightly less bright for the foreseeable future. As the snow beckons, bundle up and try something new, as CU-Boulder gives you multiple different ways to explore what all our facilities have to offer.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Film Screening: “Winter in the Blood.” This Wednesday, the Center of the American West presents an evening with Montana filmmakers Andrew Smith and Alex Smith. “Winter in the Blood” is an adaption of James Welch’s seminal novel of the same name, and explores a new viewpoint of native life that “leaves ‘feathers or leather’ clichés behind.” The screening will take place in Eaton Humanities room 1B50 and begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are not required and this event is free. For more information visit: Center for the American West

Thursday, Feb. 19

Club 156 presents Rose Quarts and Bearsohmy. Celebrate thirsty Thursday with an evening of live electronic music. Get your trap arms ready as both Rose Quartz and Bearsohmy will bring their electrifying music to our campus for an evening of bass-filled fun. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here or in person at The Connection in the UMC.

Prefer a more refined form of entertainment? The Theater and Dance Department presents “Tartuffe." French playwright Moliere’s comic masterpiece skewers religious hypocrisy, mindless piety and sexual deceit in this adaption of his original production. This event will take place at the University Theatre and begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $17 and can be obtained here.

Friday, Feb. 20

Calling all gamers! This week The Connection at the UMC is hosting their bi-weekly Video Game Tournament; this week’s game is NHL 2015. Sign up starts at 6 p.m., with play beginning at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $5 with prizes available for all the top finishers. For more information click here.

Cancel your expensive Friday plans and head to the Fiske Planetarium for a showing of the “Craziest Creatures on Earth.” Join CU Alumnus Graham Lau as he hosts a showcase of our planets biodiversity, exploring the craziest creatures on earth through the use of Fiske’s one of a kind 8K projection equipment. This is free for current CU students with a valid Buff OneCard, tickets are available to purchase for the public for $10 here. The show begins at 7 p.m. sharp and lasts for one hour.

Saturday, Feb. 21

For all the parents: Need to entertain your children this weekend? Join the CU History Museum for Family Day: Teeny Tiny Things. Explore the world of things too small to see with the naked eye. Explore and use microscopes and other technology to delve deep into the world of the microscopic. This event is free for both you and your family. Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. For more information, visit the Events Calendar.

Grab your fellow “Average Joes” and channel your inner Patches O’Houlihan. Learn to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge in The Herd’s “If you can Dodge a Wrench” dodgeball tournament. Located in the Carlson Gymnasium, The Herd is giving you the opportunity to wear your leather chaps and horse bits in this 16 team dodgeball tournament. Entry fees are $50 per team, or $35 if you are all Herd members. Prizes will be given to the best dressed teams and the tournament winners will receive $1,000. ESPN “The Ocho” is unable to televise the event, but Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks may make a special appearance. More information here.

Load up on chalk and bring your climbing “A” game for the Rec Center’s Spring 2015 Climbing Competition. This competition is open to all students; entry can be obtained for $15 for climbing gym pass holders, and $25 for those with Rec Center memberships. Heats will start at 2 p.m. and the finals will take place from 7-8 p.m. More information here.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the CSSA’s Chinese New Year GALA at Macky Auditorium. Overseas students, Boulder residents and all are welcome at this celebration of traditional Chinese culture. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the showcase will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students and $5 for the community. Tickets can be obtained at the CSSA table in the UMC from 12-3 p.m. until Thursday.

Explore Boulder’s African community via the ASA’s Tour of Africa. Presented by Left Right Tim, celebrate and learn about various African cultures and communities in this showcase of African music, artwork and food. This event is free and open to everyone; it will take place in the lower gym of the recreation center and begins at 5:30 p.m. More information here.

If you have any ideas or events that you would like to be included in future articles, feel free to email us at: and don’t forget to check out all the great things to do at the CU-Boulder Events Calendar.