Published: Sept. 25, 2017 By

Hello everyone! Fall weather is officially here, and I recommend driving up into the mountains to see the changing colors of the aspen trees before they’re gone. This week’s events are about exploring your senses—most notably, the sense of taste, which you can indulge with lots of free food.

Other events include: open mic night at the UMC, dietician-led nutrition session, Flatirons Food Film Fesitval, a lecture on Japanese incense, Fall Career Fair, Live Free Weekend, Loteria Game Night, CU Symphony Orchestra premiere, on-campus performance of Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine and a free yoga/meditation session.

Have an awesome week, people!

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Open Mic Night

Whether you’re an author, singer, poet, comedian, musician or just someone who enjoys watching performance arts, the Dennis Small Cultural Center invites you to join them for an Open Mic Night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in UMC 204. Bring your new material and show it off in front of a vivacious cheering audience, or just come to view and applaud.

Nutrition Series: Navigating the C4C

Good nutrition is one of the most important adult skills you can have. Whether you want to fuel your workouts, lose weight or just get healthier eating habits, everyone can learn more about what food they should put into their body and get educated on how to make those choices. The Rec Center is offering a free, registered dietician-led nutrition series in the Outdoor Program Classroom over the next three Wednesdays, and this week’s topic is navigating the Center for Community (C4C).

Flatirons Food Film Festival

The annual Flatirons Food Film Festival, which runs through the weekend, is a great way to celebrate eating, cooking and sharing meals with friends and family through the medium of films both short and long. This popular film festival takes place at a variety of venues and features speakers and snacks. The full schedule is available on the website.

Koh: Appreciation of Incense

Come and develop a more evolved appreciation for incense and Japanese culture with special guest speaker Masataka Hata from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Eaton 1B80. You will have the opportunity to “hear” many kinds of traditional Japanese incense, source of intoxicating and sensually smooth odors. This event is free and open to all, but register beforehand!

Fall Career Fair

This two-day event (Sept. 27–28) brings in more than 180 employers, from local small businesses to international organizations. Recruiters from Lockheed Martin, Northup Grumman, NBC Universal, Amazon and many others will be on campus this year to hire Buff talent.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Live Free Weekend 

This weekend is CU Boulder’s annual Live Free Weekend, where you are challenged to embrace sobriety all weekend. It all starts at the UMC Fountain, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., where you will receive a free lunch if you commit to a substance-free or binge-free weekend. There will be lots of free and fun events all weekend, including sports classes at The Rec and movie screenings. Take the challenge and rise above!

Loteria Game Night

Join the Cultural Unity & Engagement Center for a fun game night of Lotería, a traditional Mexican game featuring colorful cards. There will be free food, music and prizes for winners! Everyone is welcome. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. at the CUE Center (2249 Willard Loop Drive).

CU Symphony Orchestra

Join the CU Symphony Orchestra for their first big concert of the semester, which will feature Debussy, Strauss and Vieuxtemps compositions, including the famous piece, “La Mer.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Macky Auditorium and is free and open to all. 

Friday, Sept. 29

The Adding Machine

Join the talented performers of CU Performing Arts and the Theater Department for a classic play about an accountant’s inner turmoil when he becomes irrelevant in the age of technology. The show, which runs through Oct. 8, opens at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the University Theater. Tickets are $20.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Yoga for Mental Wellness: Movement and Meditation 

‘Tis the season of midterms, and stress reduction and maintenance are super important. Swing by a free yoga and meditation class from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Rec Buff Pool Deck. Bring a mat and stretch your way to relaxation.