Published: April 5, 2016
10 things to do this week

Hello, fellow Buffaloes. It’s finally spring and the weather this week is lovely so get outside and enjoy it! 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. As always, enjoy your week!

Wednesday, April 6

Welcome Wednesday with The Herd. Did someone say free food? All students, regardless of grade, can swing by Koenig between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a free lunch from The Rio Grande Mexican restaurant hosted by The Herd. Seniors are especially encouraged to stop by, as the Senior Class Council will be there to answer questions on graduation and pass out cords. Welcome Wednesday with The Herd.

“Between Two Cubas:” Ethnographic writing workshop. Cuba: some consider it a mysterious and alluring paradise, some consider it a hell to suffer in. Pristine and beautiful and musical? Or a difficult place to live a life under communist rule and poverty? Join Professor Ruth Behar, born in Havana, to discuss her work “Bridges to Cuba” on ethnography and Cuban culture and heritage. Professor Behar’s lecture will take place in the Center for British Studies in Norlin from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free and open to everyone.

Thursday, April 7

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. It’s time to elevate that standard college staple: grilled cheese and tomato soup. Come to Ralphie’s Cooking Basics class this week to make a fancy version of a grilled cheese and then eat it afterwards. The class is free; you just have to sign up at 4:45 p.m. for the 5 p.m. class outside the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a friend. Ralphie's Cooking Basics.

Friday, April 8

Dinner with 12 Buffs. You will definitely want to attend a special free dinner with 12 successful CU alumni this evening. This is a great opportunity to network and discuss these alum’s experiences as CU grads and things they accomplished along the way. Space is limited, so don’t miss out and register online now! Dinner with 12 Buffs.

Battle of the Bands. The Center for Student Involvement presents an epic battle of the bands, featuring student music groups with a ton of talent! The battle will take place in Club 156 on the first floor of the UMC between 7 and 9 p.m. and admission is free to all. You can also sign up to do battle and bring your own music group to compete by signing up on the website. Battle of the Bands.

Guest Lecture: Haitian poet and novelist Kettly Mars. Come and explore the themes and issues surrounding Haiti though the aristict medium of the written word with native Haitian and renowned writer Kettly Mars. Come and discover the raw talent of Mars at her lecture, which takes place in HUMN 350 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Kettly Mars lecture.

Saturday, April 9

Mawule- Single release party. Join musical artist Mawule in Club 156 on the first floor of the UMC from 7:30 to 11 p.m. to celebrate the release of his new release and dance to some awesome new music. Other artists including Miguel Dakota and the Differents, Jerney, DJ Zenas, Ill Se7en, and A Meazy will also show up to drop some tunes for you guys. Tickets are $13 presale, or you can expect to pay $15 at the door. Mawule - Single release party.

Becoming Butterflies exhibit opening. Check out the new and exciting exhibit opening at the grand CU Museum of Natural History, which features everything you ever wanted to know on beautiful butterfly biology, from how they live their lives to how they affect our lives! The exhibit is free and open everyday to everyone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Monday, April 11

Get tennis lessons from a pro. If, like me, you love to play tennis, then up your game with lesson from pro Ryan Berman, starting today and running through the end of the month. Lessons are available through The Rec for tennis players of all levels, including those who have never played before, and start at $30. Whatever aspect of your game you need to improve, The Rec’s got you covered; you just need to register online. Tennis lessons.

Tuesday, April 12

Give blood. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound that fun. But giving blood is a great thing to do because you could save someone’s life. So suck it up and schedule an appointment with Bonfils online with code 0248 or call 303-363-2300, and accumulate some good karma for the good day. The blood drive takes place today through Thursday, April 14, in the Ice Overlook Meeting Room at The Rec every day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reward and refuel yourself afterwards with a lovely meal! Blood Drive.