Published: Oct. 24, 2016
Old Main with fall leaves

Happy Halloween, Buffaloes! Get your costume ready and check out one of the Halloween themed events this weekend. Remember to keep it classy and 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, have a fabulous week.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Fall Color Tree Walk. The Fall Color Tree Walk, hosted by Facilities Management and the CU Museum of Natural History, takes participants on a tour around campus where they will see the colorful foliage and learn the distinctive characteristics and historical significance of different trees on CU's main campus. The tour is free, open to the public, and starts at 5 p.m. at the south entrance of the CU Museum of Natural History at 15th and Broadway. Reservations are not required.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

An Evening with George Takei. The incredibly well spoken, funny and popular actor and activist George Takei (the original Mr. Sulu) will be speaking at Macky Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. Come to be entertained and educated, and ask questions at the end. Tickets are $2 for CU students, and get them quick because this will almost surely sell out! An Evening with George Takei

Thursday, Oct. 27

Original Ghostbusters screening. Program Council presents a showing of the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis for free in Chem 140 at 8 p.m. Wear your costume for brownie points and get free popcorn. Even if you plan to see the new Ghostbusters, nothing beats the classic! Ghostbusters

The Penguin Book of the Undead discussion and signing. CU Professor Scott Bruce will be at the Boulder Book Store at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his new book, The Penguin Book of the Undead, which explores the human relationship with the undead through ancient religion, folklore and mythology. Bruce will discuss ghosts and demons, and finish with a book signing. The price of attendance is $5. Book discussion and signing

Filmmaker and photographer Daniel Traub to speak. The Conference on World Affairs welcomes Daniel Traub, the mastermind behind the book of photography titled Little North Road: Africa in China. Swing by Old Main at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and learn more about this project and to meet the filmmaker and photographer. The event is free and open to all! Daniel Traub talk

Pinterest and Popcorn. Swing by UMC 330 between noon and 5 p.m. if you need a break! The Center for Student Involvement hosts "Pinterest and Popcorn," free afternoons where you can get a snack and make a craft and generally throwback to simpler childhood times. This week you’ll be making greeting cards, so grab a friend and come relax for awhile! Pinterest and Popcorn

Friday, Oct. 28

Halloween Masquerade Ball. One of the most popular on-campus Halloween parties, the Masquerade Ball hosted by the CU tango club is back again this year. There will be free Argentine tango lessons (for all levels) starting 7 p.m. and a big ol’ dance party from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. You must wear a costume, and the event is free (including food) and open to everyone. Halloween Masquerade Ball

Saturday, Oct. 29

Pearl Street Mall Crawl. The Mall Crawl has been a Halloween tradition for a very long time. This is when half of Boulder comes together on the Pearl street to see and be seen in their costumes, as well as to catch the annual Thriller Flash Mob (which we take very seriously, by the way) at 8:30 p.m. in front of the Courthouse. This unofficial but huge gathering rolls through most of the night, so be sure to swing by. Pearl Street Mall Crawl

Above and Beyond: Cosmic Conversations Innovative NASA Missions. Fiske Planetarium welcomes speaker Jessica Roberts at 9 p.m. where she will discuss some of the amazing recent accomplishments of NASA as well as look to the future of space missions and discovery. Roberts is one of our own here at CU: a grad student researching the atmosphere of Jupiter. Admission is free for students with a valid Buff OneCard. Cosmic Conversations

All weekend

Check out a haunted house. Whether it’s the Boulder High haunted house just at the bottom of the hill or the infamous 13th Floor in Denver, get your scare quota filled his Halloween weekend. Embrace that Halloween tradition of walking through a haunted house, whichever one it may be, and don’t forget to bring a friend to cling to when the going gets scary.