Published: April 11, 2019 By

This weekend brings a gardening workshop, Sikh Week: Bhangra Night, Aquaman screening, Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser, Journal Twenty Twenty launch event, CU lacrosse vs. Cal and more.

Students chat on campusFriday, April 12

Basics of Colorado Gardening

1–5 p.m. Village Center, Campus Startup Hub
Learn the basics of gardening in the high desert Colorado foothills! In this Sustainability Skills workshop with permaculture instructor Kelly Simmons, gain hands-on experience with seeds, soil and planting so you feel ready to grow your own this spring! Participants will receive handouts on building soil and a Boulder planting guide along with an opportunity to plant and take home a transplant pot of seeds. Admission is $15, and enrollment is limited so register now!

Mile 21 Spring Show

7–9 p.m. ATLAS 100
Join this on-campus a capella group as they present their favorite pieces.

Journal Twenty Twenty 2019 print issue launch event

7–9 p.m. Boulder Book Store
Join Journal Twenty Twenty for a celebration of the launch of its 2019 edition. Keynote speakers from the publication will talk about its creation.

Friday Night Films: Aquaman

8–11 p.m. Chem 140
Looking for a relaxing way to spend your Friday night? Join the CU Program Council and watch Aquaman, a movie about a fantastic underwater hero! Free admission and popcorn.

“Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people—and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.”

The Light Shines On

Grab some popcorn, perhaps some tissues, and settle in to see the full-length CU Boulder film, now available online. A pride-swelling experience, you'll learn about the profound impact former CU president George Norlin had, the groundbreaking steps Mary Rippon took as the first female professor, the powerful stories of our late astronauts aboard the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles and much more.

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CWA weekend sessions

From panel discussions to keynote speeches, performances and more—there's plenty going on at the Conference on World Affairs this weekend. Take a look at the sessions you don't want to miss. Plus, many sessions can be joined via livestream from the comfort of your couch!

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Sikh Week: Bhangra Night

8 p.m to midnight  Idea Forge
Join the Colorado Bhangra Team for an open dance floor, and learn the exciting dance form: Bhangra. Free and open to all.


Saturday, April 13

Dance marathon at CU

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Rec Center, Lower Gyms
Check out the annual dance marathon, which aims to support the Children’s Miracle Network and the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. More than 31 student groups will be participating, and community members are welcome to join in the festivities and fundraising. 

SUEP Scholars Conference

12:30–5:15 p.m.  Eaton first floor
Come check out some exceptional undergraduate research, scholarly and creative work at CU at the SUEP Scholars Conference. Drop in for one or more panel sessions, reception/poster session or the closing creative salon.

Extreme Bowling

7 p.m.  The Connection
Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights and color pins. It’s the only “extreme bowling” you’ll find in Boulder—and it’s fun for everyone!

Pulse of Nature IV Live Concert

8–9:30 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
Cruise over to Fiske for a live show that combines images of natural landscapes, the world and the universe with an epic live concert. This extraordinary musical experience will feature 14- and 16-string guitarist and composer Javier Sepúlveda, world-renowned guitarist and composer Fareed Haque, Daniel Carillo on drums, Katana Van Valen on keyboards and Phill Moss on electric bass. ​Tickets are $20.

Club 156 presents: Carbin

8:30–11:30 p.m. Club 156
In the mood for a night of jamming out? Make your way down to Club 156 to listen to the American producer McKenzie Morrow, who is known around the world as Carbin! Admission is $15.


Sunday, April 14

Miles for Mental Health

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Duane Physics
Want to raise money for a good cause, and challenge yourself? The Miles for Mental Health 5K benefits the CU community and outreach for psychological services, including the CAPS service for students. Tickets are $15, and participants can walk, run or jog! Check in starts at 8 a.m. outside of Duane Physics and Astrophysics.

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Campus Events Calendar

CU International Festival

3–7 p.m. UMC 235, Glenn Miller Ballroom
Stop by the various booths at CU’s International Festival and check out all of the countries that are represented on our campus! Join for free food, music, crafts and lots of opportunities to learn about other cultures.

CU lacrosse vs. Cal

3–5 p.m.  Kittredge Field​
Get out and support the CU women’s lacrosse team as they celebrate their graduating seniors at this upcoming game. Go Buffs!