Published: Feb. 13, 2020

This weekend brings Black Love Skate, a CU on the Weekend lecture: “The Growing Field of Cannabis Research,” women’s basketball games, “Love Letters from Jupiter” and more.

Student walking on snowy campusFriday, Feb. 14

Winter Bike to Work Day

Noon to 2 p.m.  UMC
Pump up your tires and participate in the international Winter Bike to Work Day challenge. Look for the "Bike Home" station in the south plaza of the UMC for some bike-related fun, food and wackiness. 

International Coffee Hour

4–5:30 p.m. UMC main dining area
Join this weekly gathering co-hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and CU International. It's a fun way to unwind at the end of a long week! Enjoy free coffee, cake and amazing conversations while meeting awesome new people.

Fri-Yay Nights: Heart-opener yoga and chocolates

5–7:30 p.m. Rec Center, Studio 2
Have some Valentine’s Day fun with heart-opener yoga followed by sweet valentines and delicious chocolate.

“Update from Juno: Love Letters from Jupiter”

7–8 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
Join Professor Fran Bagenal for a journey to Jupiter with NASA’s Juno spacecraft. You'll learn the latest news this mission is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early, as this talk will be very popular.

CU women’s basketball vs. California

7 p.m. CU Events Center
Get out and support your Buffs in this home game against Cal! CU students are admitted free with a valid Buff OneCard.

Black Love Skate

8:30–11 p.m.  Rec Center, Ice Rink
In partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers, attend this Inclusive Rec event to skate and meet other black students, meet student leaders of black student clubs, and embrace Black Love by inviting a date (date optional). All are welcome to participate and experience the culture. Skate rentals provided for free.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Adaptation Urbanism with Andres Duany

9:30 a.m. to  p.m.  ENVD 134
This workshop, led by Andrés Duany, focuses on urban design ideas and adaptation plans to help planners, designers and city officials address climate change and related natural disasters. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of scholarships are available for students but must be requested in advance by first registering for a scholarship and emailing the request to

LGBTQ+ and Allies Yoga and Waffles

11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.  Rec Center, Mind Body Studio 
Join this event for all-levels yoga that will use welcoming language and education around the physiological changes that occur in the body while practicing yoga. Practice yoga sequences like sun salutation and seated meditation and learn how to use movement and breathing patterns to dispel negative thoughts. There will be free waffles for participants to enjoy at the end of class!

“The Growing Field of 
Cannabis Research”

1–3 p.m.  Biotech Building, Butcher Auditorium
In this CU on the Weekend lecture, Daniela Vergara, a research associate who is also part of the cannabis industry, will describe the latest results of her cannabis genomics research. She will discuss future research directions and how her investigation can inform consumers, legislators, growers and breeders. This presentation is free but limited to the first 200 people who arrive

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m. Imig Music, Music Theatre
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. Can't make it? Catch it Friday night.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Take the ski bus to Winter Park

 6 a.m Williams Village, 6:15 a.m Kittredge, 6:30 a.m Farrand Field 
Buy a ski bus ticket for $20, catch the bus to Winter Park and come shred some gnar at the mountain!

CU women’s basketball vs. Stanford

Noon CU Events Center
Get out and support your Buffs in this home game against Cal! CU students are admitted free with a valid Buff OneCard.

Spring Festival of Choirs

Feb. 16 7:30 p.m. Mountain View United Methodist Church
The CU Choirs present a sampling of the music they're singing this spring. See the program. Please note: The location has changed from Grusin Music Hall due to a roof leak.