Published: April 12, 2016
10 things to do this week

Hi, everyone! Hopefully you’re enjoying this wonderful weather. Keep it cool and keep it safe this music-filled week, and always take care of your friends. 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 13

Suit up etiquette dinner. Proper dining etiquette can go a very long way in making a good impression, whether at a dinner party with friends or at a professional, networking or work event. Join The Herd and etiquette expert Marie Hornback for a four-course meal from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Koenig Alumni Center to learn all the ins and outs and what have you’s of civilized meal etiquette protocol. The attire is business casual. Register now on The Herd website.

9-Ball billiards tournament. It’s time to drop your billiards skills and assert your dominance at 7 p.m. at The Connection with a 9-Ball tournament where there are prizes to be won. Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk on the first floor of the UMC. There’s a $5 entry fee for competitors and BCA rules apply. 9-Ball billiards tournament.

LuvPilates. Perhaps one of the most underrated forms of exercise is pilates, but I’m here to tell you, it’s a ton of fun and a butt-kicking workout. Get your fill today at Wonder Press (946 Pearl) at 6:30 pm for $15, which includes a fresh juice. This class is for moderate-advanced pilate-ers and all those macho guys reading this thinking “Pilates? (snort). I could do that easy.” Well, bring a mat! Pilates.

Thursday, April 14

Roots of a Rebellion with The Jive Tribe. Join the ever-funky rock-reggae-dub-soul music group Roots of a Rebellion for some jamming with guest act The Jive tribe at 7:30 p.m. in Club 156 (UMC). ROAR has opened for some of your favorites, including the Wailers, Slightly Stoopid and Trombone Shorty, and has come to CU to spread the vibes. Tickets are $10. Roots of a Rebellion.

Bike maintenance clinic. If you’ve ever thought that paying for a bicycle tune-up was too expensive, then come learn how to do it yourself courtesy of the CU Bike Station. In this 5 to 7:30 p.m. clinic, you will learn to fix, inspect and lube your bike at the Folsom Bike Station and then get some hands-on experience. Bring a bike and register for this free clinic on the website before you go. Bike maintenance clinic.

Friday, April 15

Pablo Zieglar and Lara St. John. Come to Macky at 7:30 p.m. to catch extraordinary pianist Pablo Ziegler and violinist Lara St. John perform Astor Piazzolla’s tangos, new and improved. These brilliant musicians have been hailed by the Chicago Tribune and have performed these tangos in Central Park, so you won’t want to miss out on this concert. Tickets start at $15. Pablo Zieglar and Lara St. John.

Saturday, April 16

Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction concert. Come honor legendary musicians, including Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman, Max Morath, Billy Murray and Elizabeth Spencer with some crazy good music performances at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom (where else?). The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is inducting these greats and inviting you to come listen to some spectacular jazz, ragtime and big band music. Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction concert.

Tour of Africa. Join CU-Boulder's African Students' Association for the free annual Tour of Africa from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Rec Center lower gym. The free event includes Henna (temporary tattoos), authentic catered food, artwork and an all Africa fashion show. Tour of Africa.

Sunday, April 17

Holi at CU. Grab your friends and get yourselves to 3901 Pinon Dr. (not far from Will Vill) for this year’s Indian Holi Festival at CU in which you can shower each other in brightly colored powders, eat some awesome Indian Food and dance around to Indian music. The event if free with a Buff OneCard but you must get a ticket online to attend and space is limited! Holi at CU.

Spring Swing. If you are like me and love big band jazz, then don’t forget to attend CU’s Spring Swing, where renditions of many of the greats, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller will be performed with lots of—you guessed it—soul courtesy of the CU Jazz Ensemble. The event takes place in Macky at 2 p.m. and tickets start at $5. Spring Swing.