Published: Feb. 24, 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.

Winter is finally back. After our brief reprieve from the cold in January, the snow has returned and the snowshoes are back out in force. Luckily for us, Boulder is well-equipped to deal with winter weather, and therefore there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself this week.

Whatever your fancy, Boulder is here to accommodate. This week Program Council takes us into space, and the South Asian Student Association takes over the Rec Center with one of the year’s best cultural showcases. If getting out into the Baltic conditions is more to your liking, why not take advantage of CU-Boulder’s fantastic outdoor program.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Did you know Boulder has an ever-growing international population? Celebrate with one of our largest international groups at the Kuwait National Celebration Day. This event will take place in VAC room 1B20, and is a celebration of Kuwait’s culture and liberation day. More information here.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Karaoke Nights at Club 156 in The Connection at the UMC. Miss the previous Karaoke night? No problem, indulge yourself and come sing along to some fun tunes with the help of a professional sound system and lighting stage this Thursday at 8 p.m. in Club 156. Tickets are free and open to everyone. For more information visit The Connection's Website.

“Higher Education” stand-up comedy show. Ever been to a stand up comedy show? Me neither, so why not tick that off your list this Thursday in Hellems 201, as the Boulder Stand-Up comedy club continues with their ninth episode in their Higher Education series. More information can be found at the event page.

Friday, Feb. 27

Program Council presents Gravity, in 3D. Join your fellow students for a free screening of Gravity in Chem. 140  at 9 p.m. This is a fantastic opportunity to let loose and stay warm, as Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this riveting drama. More information can be found here.

Saturday, Feb. 28

Join the South Asian Student Association for the 8th annual SASA show. This Saturday, the SASA and Left Right Tim will showcase all the amazing cultural information and spectacles associated with South Asia, through performances, comedy and free food. This is one event you do not want to pass up on this weekend; the show starts at 5:30 p.m. and is located in the Rec Center, more information here.

Giant Musical Fantasia. No, not the film, but something much better. This Saturday, the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) will serenade your eardrums with music spanning several centuries. Featuring 12th century composer Hildegard of Bingen, BLOrk will use wind instruments accompanied by electronic instruments to deliver a beautifully orchestrated and varied musical performance. Take a break from the monotonous drone of Tiesto and try this new take on traditional music. Event will start at 7:30 p.m. and take place in the ATLAS building, more information on the Events Calendar.

The Sieve of all Parts. "In this solo performance, MFA Dance candidate Mandy Greenlee explores her inner physical landscape to unveil a world of characters that emerge from her heart, ovaries and other organs to illuminate ideas of separation — from the self, the body and one another." I’ll take their word for it, since I know little about dance. But for those of you that do, this should satisfy your intellectual and entertainment needs, more information on this performance here.

Extreme Bowling at the UMC’s Connection. Easily the best bowling lane venue in Boulder (it’s the only one), The Connection has black lights, colored pins and colored lane lights. It’s the perfect location for a Saturday night hangout. Lanes open at 7 p.m. and close at midnight. More information on their website.

Sunday, March 1

“Pinch, Punch, first of the Month” Is that just an English thing? Anyways, if you’re insane and somehow get bored of Netflix, why not rent some gear from the CU Outdoor Program? The weather this weekend should be ideal for some snowshoeing. Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park and Eldora Ski area are all on our doorstep, and provide plentiful options for snowshoeing. Get out there and enjoy the Rockies. Outdoor Program information can be found on their website. Avalanche hazard information can be found here.

Men’s Basketball vs. Arizona State. This Sunday the Buffs take on Arizona State in a hotly contested match at 6:30 p.m. in the Coors Events Center. The Buffs are coming off a two-game losing streak this past week, and are looking to ride their talent to two wins against two Arizona schools. Tickets start at $5 for students and $15 for the public, available online here, or for purchase at the door. Bring cash if you wish to purchase a student ticket at the door.

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