Published: March 15, 2016
10 things to do this week

Hello, people! It’s the last week until spring break, so finish it off strong and ace those midterms, then enjoy your well earned time off! 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. Have a great break everyone!

Wednesday, March 16

Branch Out presents: Cheese enchiladas. Join the Dennis Small Cultural Center and CU Spanish Club for a free cooking class in which you can learn to make the ever-popular cheese enchiladas. The class meets at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Alfred Packer Grill, and ends at 7:30 p.m. Wear close-toed shoes and bring your friends to share a meal! Branch Out.

The Boulder Jewish Film Festival. Whether you’re Jewish or not, the BJFF welcomes you to come and enjoy films about Jewish life and culture through March 21. A plethora of interesting and educational films will be available for your viewing pleasure at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Tickets are $12 now and $15 at the door. The Boulder Jewish Film Festival.

War Correspondent Kevin Sites: "Backpack Journalism & Reporting the World to America." The International Affairs Department and College of Media, Communication, and Information present Kevin Sites, author, journalist, associate professor at the University of Hong Kong, and awarded reporter of international conflicts and disaster. Sites will be lecturing in Humanities 150 at 7 p.m. on his experiences as a backpack journalist and international news correspondent. The event is free and open to everyone. Backpack Journalism & Reporting the World to America.

Thursday, March  17

Pulp Fiction screening. Program Council brings you the Tarantino cult classic at 8 p.m. in Chem 140. Bring all your friends, including that one person who for some bizarre reason has never seen Pulp Fiction before, and introduce them to this cinematic great. Admission and popcorn are free to students with a valid Buff OneCard. Pulp Fiction.

Distinguished Research Lecture - Doug Seals. Professor Doug Seals of the IPHY department, whose research centers on the physiology of aging, has been chosen to give this year’s Distinguished Research Lecture in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at 4 p.m. Seals’ lecture is entitled “Can We Achieve Optimal Longevity?  From Cells to the Community: The New Translational Physiology of Healthy Aging” and is free and open to all students. Distinguished Research Lecture.

Have a Safe and Fun St. Patrick’s Day! It’s no secret that St. Patty’s can be rowdy for college students, so do your friends a solid and make sure everyone has a safe day and is well taken care of. Make good choices and have lots and lots of fun!

Friday, March 18

St. Baldrick’s Day. This is by far my favorite event this week. As a college student, it can be hard to give money to help those in need, so if you’re feeling broke, give your hair instead! Get your head shaven to raise money for childhood cancer research between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the UMC Fountains today. Spring is coming and you don’t need hair to keep your head warm anymore so register now! St. Baldrick's Day.

Friday Night Extreme Bowling. Friday nights mean colorful, black light filled bowling at the UMC Connection, complete with color pins and lanes. Music will be played and prizes will be won so don’t miss out! The extreme bowling happens from 7 to 11 pm and the event is for anyone and everyone. Extreme Bowling.

Saturday, March 19

Holdfast: Seaweeds in a Time of Oceanic Change by Jill Powers. Explore the beautiful form and ecology of seaweed, a vital component of oceanic ecosystems, with an exhibition of artistic expression by Jill Powers. Powers’ exhibit graces the McMahon Gallery at the Dairy Center for the Arts until April 3, and at 6:15 p.m., she will be present to discuss the science and art that inspired her exhibition. Admission is free to all! Holdfast exhibition.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Exhibition of Chocolate. If like me you were born a chocoholic, then hop on the RTD and head down to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (2001 Colorado Blvd.) for a special exhibit on everything chocolate, which runs through May 6. You can learn about the history and processes of making the world’s favorite treat, which is free with the price of admission. Exhibition of Chocolate.