Published: March 8, 2016
10 things to do this week

Hello, fellow Buffaloes! If you’re finding yourself getting slammed by those pre-spring break exams, try to get out for a little relaxation and recovery this week at one of these fantastic events. And remember: only two more weeks. I am Sarah Ellsworth: IPHY major, Boulder native, and event connoisseur, writing to you from the comfort of beautiful CU-Boulder on all of your weekly opportunities for community involvement, educational whatnot and supreme fun. Per usual, have a great week!

Tuesday, March 8

Spanish Speaking World Week. The CU Spanish and Portuguese Department hosts a weeklong festival of the Spanish language, with lectures, readings, and Latin dance classes in both English and Spanish around the CU campus. There are a ton of cool events you can attend now through March 11, whether you speak Spanish well, not so well, or not at all! Si se habla muy bien en Español, hay algunos eventos a que se puede asistir al fin de la semana que serán presentados exclusivamente en Español. Spanish Speaking World Week.

Wednesday, March 9

Norlin Learner's Lunch - Quick tips on designing presentations. With the increasing prevalence of computers in the classroom and lecture hall, knowing how to create an effective and attractive presentation is a great skill in your arsenal of active learning. OIT design expert Alaina Beaver will provide you with those presentation skills during one of Norlin’s great Learner’s Lunches in room E113 from noon to 1 p.m. Norlin Learner's Lunch.

Thursday, March 10

Return to the Forbidden Planet: The musical. Be sure to catch the well-reviewed new age sci-fi theater masterpiece, which runs through Sunday presented on the University Theater Stage. Rock n’ roll and space age epic adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat through the 7:30 p.m. show. Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Sangeeta Reddy: Fractured Landscapes of the West.

Artist Sangeeta Reddy brings her wonderful exhibit, Fractured Landscapes of the West, to the Macky Gallery through May 29. Reddy’s paintings present beautiful and somewhat abstract interpretations of the dry and colorful Western land. The exhibit is free and open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fractured Landscapes of the West.

TRANSforming Gender Conference. Join the Gender and Sexuality Center today through March 12 for the conference based around discussion of the issues and inequalities that the GLBTQ community faces. This conference will highlight transgender issues in particular, with a range of talks and discussions taking place at various times. The conference is free and open to everyone, but you must register before you attend. TRANSforming Gender Conference.

Friday, March 11 

13th Annual Poetry Slam. 

Break out the sonnets and haiku

This poetry slam is open to you

In UMC 235 on March eleven

Doors open at half past seven

Watch some poets throw down verse

Which they have so diligently rehearsed

Bring a friend, it’s way more fun than a nap

Just don’t forget the poetry snap!

Poetry Slam.

Video Game Tournament: Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Gamers: Assemble. This is your time to shine. If you throw down some serous skill at Super Smash Bros on Nintendo Wii, then now is the time to show it. Sign up for the tournament at The Connection desk at 6 p.m., then get your warm up in by 7 p.m. in The Connection, when the competition begins. There will be prizes for winners, and the entry fee is $5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Frozen Dead Guy Days. Whether you’re new to Colorado or you’ve been here your whole life, you won’t want to miss one of Colorado’s favorite quirky traditions: Nederland’s Frozen Dead Guy Days, which celebrate Nederland local Grandpa Bredo, whose son cryogenically froze him in his tuft shed. Join in with much loved traditions such as coffin races, a costumed polar plunge, live music and the frozen salmon toss. The festival runs through March 13, so grab some friends, head up Boulder canyon, and party with the weirdoes. Frozen Dead Guy Days.

Saturday, March 12 

In the Buff spring concert. Your a capella boys are at it again, breaking out in melodic serenade of pop songs, for their long awaited spring concert. These impressively harmonious singers assemble in Math 100 at 7 p.m., rain or shine and tickets are $3 for students. In the Buff spring concert.