Published: April 21, 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.

We’re almost there! Graduation beckons for many of us, and a summer filled with opportunities and exploration is in the cards for those of you continuing your education next autumn. I’ll refrain from discussing the onslaught that awaits us in the coming weeks, as the path best walked is one of pure ignorance, at least in my humble opinion. However, there is still plenty of fun to be had before we all depart onto the next chapter of our lives.

This week is Be Boulder. Week, and as such, campus is alit with chances to proclaim your love for our hallowed school. As well as celebrating school pride, campus is serving up multiple opportunities for you to meet new people and get involved in your preferred area of campus life. Join your fellow Herd members at a Rockies game, head to Macky Auditorium in order to watch the Boulder Philharmonic or attend the Moonlit Masquerade and brush up on the latest fashion trends modeled by your fellow CU students, I don’t remember getting asked to model though – shame, my version of “blue steel” is legendary. 

Wednesday, April 22

CU Environmental Center’s 7th Annual Fashion Swap. This Wednesday, the Environmental Center is offering you the opportunity to explore the world of fashion swapping, which involves the trading of garments in order to freshen up and reinvigorate your wardrobe. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely any Common Projects Low-Tops will make an appearance in the swap pile, but you never know. There could be anything from Vans to Visvim up for grabs. This will take place as part of Earth Day events on campus; the swap will occur on the Terrace of the UMC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available on the Events Calendar.

Rooted: Open Mic. The Dennis Small Cultural Center’s weekly “Rooted” program is offering an Open Mic this week. If you are an aspiring musician or singer, this is a great opportunity to practice your skills in a nerve and judgement free environment. Anything from poetry, short stories and other performance pieces are all welcomed. There will be a free dinner and the Open Mic starts at 4:30 p.m. in UMC 457. More information on their website.

Thursday, April 23

Yoga, Nature Cure and “Perfect” Health.  In true Boulder tradition, the Center for Asian Studies is presenting a talk on the tradition of Yoga. Many of us practice the art of Yoga, but do we understand its traditions and historical significance to Indian and subsequently our own culture? Joseph Alter searches for the answers to these questions and frames yoga within the framework of personal health in this interesting discussion. This talk will take place in Eaton Humanities 150 and begins at 6:30 p.m. More information on the Events Calendar.

Friday, April 24

International Coffee Hour. Thinking about studying or travelling abroad? Why not experience how international students at CU have enjoyed studying and travelling abroad at the International Coffee Hour. Enjoy free coffee supplied by Baby Doe’s and come meet and socialize with over 50 students, each with their own unique background, languages and cultures to share. International Coffee Hour is a recurring event that takes place each week in the UMC in the seating area opposite the Alfred Packer Grill at 4 p.m.  More information here.

Sexpressions.  As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women’s Resource Center is holding a talent show, with performances that will showcase positive expressions of women’s sexuality. In addition to performances, there will be free food, dance contests and other activities, all performed in a safe, sex-positive and affirming environment. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. More information the Events Calendar.

College Night at the Rockies. Join the CU Herd as they take you and your fellow Buffs to watch the Rockies battle with the San Francisco Giants. Unless you are busy watching England play the West Indies in the original bat and ball game, head down to the Blake Street Tavern for a pre-game reception at 4 p.m., with the first pitch being thrown at 6:40 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $15 through the Herd’s website, and RTD’s Ride to the Rockies leaves every 10-30 minutes from Boulder. Get more information on the event, tickets and the game on the Herd’s website.

Saturday, April 25

Moonlit Masquerade: A Fashion show. The Fashion Design Student Association is serving up a showcase for their designer’s hard work. The show will include a runway type exhibit of handmade dresses and other garments, all modelled by your fellow CU students. The show will take place in Kittredge Commons and begins at 7 p.m. More information on the Events Calendar.  

Boulder Philharmonic. This concert series comes to an eventful conclusion as the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra performs Legendary Virtuosity with Cellist Zuill Bailey. I won’t pretend to have heard of this performance or its protagonists, but I am a sucker for live orchestral performances in spite of my musical illiteracy. If you haven’t yet had such an experience with live classical music, I urge you to make your way to Macky this Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. More information on the Events Calendar.

Bella Gaia: Beautiful Earth. Bella Gaia is a globally recognized immersive experience created by award-winning director, composer and violinist Kenji Williams. The multimedia show combines high fidelity imagery of the Earth from space, data visualizations and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world, threaded by an orbiting flight path and stunning NASA imagery from the International Space Station. Tickets are $7 for students and the show will take place this Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. More information and tickets purchases can be made on Fiske’s website.

Sunday, April 26

Nepal Night 2015. The Nepalese Student Association features their annual Nepal Night, which is a night filled with music and unique performances that celebrate Nepali culture. This is free for CU students and will feature a performance by 1974 AD, a world famous Nepali fusion rock band. For more information visit the Events Calendar or visit the NSA’s Facebook page.

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.