Published: April 14, 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.

Last week’s events had a distinctly cultural tone, with the Conference of World Affairs and the CU International Festival taking center stage in what was a week devoted to the unity and diversity of campus Life. This week’s events adopt a similar emphasis, with a little more brevity thrown in by the Program Council and other student organizations.

The Vietnamese Student Association puts on their annual cultural show in the Glenn Miller Ballroom and the Caribbean Student Association gives the song “Buffalo Soldier” a new meaning, as they invite all their fellow “Buffaloes” to celebrate the impending end of semester with a showcase of reggae music.

Wednesday, April 15

Cannabis Symposium. The Students for Sensible Drug Policy presents the second annual Cannabis Symposium. With the recent legalization of the drug taking effect in Colorado, the SSDP attempts to educate and debate the controversial drug and how taxation and consumption can both benefit and hinder our society. This event takes place in the Wolf Law building and is free and open to the public. More information on the events calendar.

Film Screening: Trainwreck. Ever had the chance to meet a Hollywood star? Program Council is giving you that opportunity this Thursday as they host a pre-screening of Trainwreck, including an opportunity to meet and talk with Amy Schumer, the star of the film. The meet and greet will take place in The Connection from 6-7 p.m., the screening of the film takes place in Chemistry 142 and begins at 10 p.m. Only the first 150 people will be accepted into the meet and greet, so get there quickly. More information is available on the events calendar.

Thursday, April 16

Film Screening: Titanic. “I’m so cold” said Rose….”I can’t feel my body.” Well, sorry Rose, not much that can be done about that. But, if you’re cold this Thursday, warm up and escape the outdoors in Chemistry 142 as the Distinguished Speakers Board, in preparation for Robert Ballard’s arrival, presents a screening of Rose and Jack’s love affair aboard the Titanic. This event is free and open to students with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available on the events calendar.

Friday, April 17

In-Service Day Children’s Workshop. Have children who are off school on Friday? The CU Museum of Natural history has got you covered. They are offering the opportunity for children to spend the day at the museum discovering the interactive exhibit on fossilized tracks. This is an educational and fun experience for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Fees are $60 per child, and include morning and afternoon snacks; there is a 10 percent discount for CU faculty, staff and students. More information is available on the calendar.

Meditating Asia: 2015 CAS Annual Symposium. This Friday the Center for Asian Studies presents the fourth edition of their annual “Meditating Asia” symposium. The focus of this event will tailor toward the political side of Asians in America and their influence in both the political and social aspects of our culture. Keynote speakers such as Endy Bayuni of the Jakarta Post will host and present in panel discussions debating environmental, political and media issues pertinent to Asian Americans. This event will take place in Norlin Library and begins at 10 a.m. running until 5 p.m. Once again, Check the CU Events Calendar for more information.

Reggae Splash. This end of year musical showcase is hosted by the Caribbean Students Association and is taking place on the south facing UMC terrace. Featured guests include the Selasee and the Fafa family, policulture and many more special guests. Enjoy an evening of live music and a celebration of Caribbean culture. Having grown up in the Caribbean myself, I implore you to come by and celebrate with what I believe to be one of the most vibrant and rich cultures on the planet. More information on the Events Calendar.

Battle of the Bands. Program Council and the Dennis Small Cultural Center present this year’s Battle of the Bands competition. Come and watch CU’s best musicians and artists compete for a number of prizes. Finalists include: MysterE School, the Horse Paws, gold Metra, Revival and many more. Tickets are free and the event will take place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. More information here.

Saturday, April 18

Buffoons Spring Concert. The Buffoons, a male A capella group, is hosting a release party in Old Main for their new spring release. They have been working hard on expanding their musical repertoire and refining their recordings. This event is free and begins at 7 p.m. More information here.

Sunday, April 19

Vietnamese Cultural Show. This year the Vietnamese Student Association will host two guest speakers, Kavi Vu and Riche Le, who will showcase and celebrate Vietnamese culture here in the United States. The theme of this year's show is "Hai Thế Giới, Một Gia Đình" - this means "Two Worlds, One Family." In their skit, they will tell the story about a brother and sister as they endure the hardships of war and learn the meaning of family. This is a free event and that will feature both performances and food, and it will take place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. More information is available on the events calendar.

Tuesday, April 21

An Evening with Robert Ballard. Last month the Distinguished Speakers Board brought Buzz Aldrin to campus. This month, Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic is coming to campus. Hopefully you attended the Titanic screening so you will be fully up to date with the Titanic’s sinking – the film was 100 percent accurate right? Mr. Ballard will be presenting on his most recent deep sea explorations in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. General admission is free for CU students. More information on the events calendar

As always, 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.