Published: Oct. 18, 2018 By

This weekend brings the ATLAS research showcase, a screening of the horror classic "Carrie," Ignite: Social Justice Conference, football viewing party, Butterfly Pavilion field trip and more.

Jason and Freddy Krueger await passersby in a haunted houseFriday, Oct. 19

ATLAS Institute Research Showcase

Come see the innovative and creative projects from students and staff at the Roser ATLAS Center. Because the center welcomes a range of majors and interests, there is something to interest everyone. The showcase features works involving computing, art, learning, chemistry, design, robotics, music and more! It runs 3:30–5:30 p.m. and is free for the community.

Fri-Yay Nights: Plant Party

Want to test out your green thumb? Come decorate pots and plant your very own succulents to take home in UMC 415 at 7 p.m.

Friday Night Film Series: Carrie

Program Council's Horror Movie Month continues with an absolute classic: Stephen King’s Carrie. Free entry and popcorn; film starts at 8 p.m. in Chem 140.

“In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn.” 

Saturday, Oct. 20

Ignite: Social Justice Conference

This event brings together innovative thinkers and students who want to make the world a better place. With a keynote talk by Ericka Hart, acclaimed speaker and award-winning sexuality educator, CU students are encouraged to take part in the day-long conference. Lunch is provided, and the conference is free for CU students. Runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Idea Forge.

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Buffs football viewing party

Show your Buff pride and watch the CU Buffs vs. Washington game at this free viewing party at 1 p.m. in The Connection! Free food and drinks will be provided; bring your Buff OneCard.

Butterfly Pavilion field trip

Just outside of Boulder, the Butterfly Pavilion is a great weekend activity for kids and adults alike. International Student & Scholar Services is offering discounted tickets and a ride to the Butterfly Pavilion for just $5. Anyone is welcome to join on the trip. The bus will leave from Lot 319 at 9 a.m. and return to Boulder at 1 p.m.

RHA Haunted Halls

The Resident Hall Association is hosting its annual haunted house in the Village Center Multipurpose Rooms! Stop by with some friends for a spooky good time. The event goes from 8 p.m. until midnight and is free for students with a Buff OneCard.

Sunday, Oct. 21

CU’s Amazing Race

Are you ready to take on CU's Amazing Race? This event features mental and physical challenges created by CU Boulder alum and CBS reality TV show Amazing Race contestant Floyd Pierce (ApMath, Econ'17). Check in at 9 a.m. on Farrand Field; cost is $10 for Herd members, $15 for all other students and $20 for young alumni (cost is per person and teams consist of two racers).

U-Fix-It Clinic

Do you want to learn to repair old objects that might have historical or personal meaning? Join Eco-Cycle and the Oracle Volunteers for a free clinic. Participants also will receive a 50 percent discount to the history museum. The clinic runs 1–4 p.m. at the Tebo Center in the Museum of Boulder. To participate, reserve a space in advance.