Published: Dec. 5, 2019

This weekend brings Local Hack Day, the “Media Challenges and Campaign 2020” talk, ski bus to Breck and Copper, the final weekend of A Broadway Christmas Carol and more.

CU Boulder Holiday Festival at Macky AuditoriumFriday, Dec. 6

Feel Good Fridays

12:15–12:45 p.m. CU Art Museum
This drop-in workshop is an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo stress, soothe the nervous system and feel better. Participants are encouraged to bring materials for personal comfort that will aid meditation (e.g., yoga mat, a small pillow or cushion). Please arrive on time, as there is no late admittance.

Fri-Yay Nights: Hogwarts at Norlin

3:30–7 p.m. Norlin Library
Join us for a magical evening in the Center for British and Irish Studies at Norlin Library. Take a behind-the-scenes tour followed by a free screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Snacks and house pins will be provided.

International Coffee Hour

4–5:30 p.m.  UMC
All students, scholars, staff and faculty are welcome to stop by for free coffee, tea and snacks at this weekly social. This is a great opportunity to connect with the international community here at CU Boulder. Held across from Baby Doe’s and the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC Grill.

CU on Friday: Home for the Holidays

4–6 p.m.  UMC Aspen Rooms
CU on Friday is all about bringing the CU community together. This month, build gingerbread houses and eat sliders and plenty of snacks. Open to students, faculty and staff.

Saturday, Dec. 7

HackCU: Local Hack Day

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Idea Forge
Join more than 250 passionate student developers in this regional 12-hour hackathon where to build mobile apps, websites, hardware devices and more. During this time, students around the world will be hosting their own Local Hack Days, resulting in the single largest day of student hacking ever!

Engineering Design Expo

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory and Discovery Learning Center
The Engineering Plus Program is hosting the 25th anniversary of the Engineering Design Expo! Come see engineering and technology in action.

CU on the Weekend: “Media Challenges and Campaign 2020”

1–3 p.m.  Biotech Building, Butcher Auditorium
In this CU on the Weekend lecture, Associate Professor Elizabeth Skewes from the journalism department will provide some context for contemporary campaign coverage and will examine how journalists are responding to the unique factors shaping the 2020 election.

Holiday Festival

1 p.m., 4 p.m. Macky Auditorium  $20–$66
Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music at CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival, an annual tradition that’s enchanting for all ages. The decades-old celebration brings together student choirs, bands and orchestras—along with world-class faculty performers—for a concert of holiday favorites and new surprises. Tickets go fast, so get yours now! There is also a performance Friday night; the Sunday concert is sold out.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Ski bus to Copper

6 a.m., 6:15 a.m., 6:30 a.m. Will Vill, Kittredge, Farrand Field  $10–$20
The CU Ski Bus provides students, staff and faculty an affordable and convenient way to get to the ski slopes and back without driving. There are a limited number of tickets available for each trip, and they often sell out far in advance. Busy on Sunday? Visit Breck on Saturday instead. Learn more.

A Broadway Christmas Carol

2 p.m. University Theatre  $24
Catch the final performance of CU Theatre & Dance’s take on Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale, peppered with hilarious parodies of dozens of your favorite Broadway songs. Can’t make it? Catch performances Friday and Saturday.