Welcome back, Buffs! We’re in the home stretch now, so work hard for the last few weeks and finish strong. That being said, the weather is still beautiful and there are plenty of fun events going on, so get out and have some fun, too!
Tuesday, Nov. 28
I hope you’ve been practicing up and your poker face is watertight because the time has come to show your skills in a competitive setting. Starting at 7 p.m. in The Connection in the UMC, you can win some prizes and honor at the free Texas Hold’em tourney. All levels are welcome.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Swing down to Club 156 at 7:30 p.m. to listen to some rocking local Colorado bands and their heavy bass sounds. Bring your dancing shoes and get your tickets for $5 in advance; otherwise they’re $8 at the door.
Come support your CU lady basketball team, who are an incredible 5-1 right now, at 7 p.m. at the Coors Event Center. Be sure to wear your black and gold CU attire and cheer loudly. Tickets start at $10.
Thursday, Nov. 30
You won’t want to miss the incredible CU Symphony Orchestra play a varied and beautiful concert from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium, particularly because this performance is free to attend! Come appreciate some of the great classical works in a full-orchestra format not to be missed.
If you’ve ever considered a career in the field of health care but just don’t know where to start, then swing by the Glenn Miller Ballroom between 1 and 5 p.m. There will be reps from a plethora of grad schools to answer your questions and lead you through your options. This event is free and open to all majors.
The Connection impresses again with its wide variety of fun events. Come indulge in a little karaoke starting at 8 p.m. in Club 156, and take advantage of the professional sound system and range of songs to choose from. It’s totally free to join in, so bring as many friends as you can to hear your golden vocals.
Saturday, Dec. 2
The annual parade of lights has been going on every December in Boulder since long before I was born, and for good reason: It’s pretty dang fun! The parade snakes around Pearl Street Mall starting at 6 p.m. and features live bands, fire trucks, free candy and dancing local groups. Be sure to catch this festive event and get into the holiday season.
Creativity and ingenuity abound at CU Boulder’s Local Hack Day, where students converge to code, imagine, hack and meet new friends. From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fleming Idea Forge, you can learn new things and show off old knowledge while enjoying free food, like minded-people and fun activities. Be sure to apply online in advance.
Sunday, Dec. 3
Come prepared to see pole dancing in a whole new light. The CU Pole Fitness Society will show off some athletic grace and serious artistry at this year’s Fall Showcase from 7 to 8 p.m. in the UMC West Ballroom. This performance is free and open to all.
Monday, Dec. 4
I really love Mondays lately, mostly because there are so few of them left in the semester, but also because the Center for Student Involvement hosts some great activities on Monday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. in the UMC North Dining Room. This week, I Love Mondays features chocolate-covered pretzel making (and eating), totally for free, so be sure to check it out.