Published: Dec. 3, 2020

This weekend brings Boulder's beloved Holiday Festival to your home, Pause for Paws events, the deadline for the Late Night Breakfast cooking challenge, Marie Curie living history performance and more.

CU Holiday Festival in Macky AuditoriumFriday, Dec. 4

Feel Good Friday 

12:15 p.m.  Virtual
There’s no better way to dive into the weekend than to feel good! Join this workshop for an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo stress, soothe the nervous system and feel better. Let all of your worries drain away.

Fri-Yay Nights: Self-care kits

2–4 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Stop by The Connection to pick up a self-care kit for finals week.

Finals Week: Bingo Night

 4 p.m.  Virtual
Join your fellow Buffs for a casual night of bingo! Virtual bingo cards will be provided to all students who register. You will have the chance to win a variety of gift cards from stores such as Best Buy, Amazon, Home Depot and more. Register now; spots are limited to the first 30 people who sign up.

Most Valuable Pet

MWF through Dec. 11 Instagram stories
We want to hear from you! Monday, Wednesday and Friday now through Dec. 11, the University Libraries Instagram stories will have a poll for MVP and you pick the winner. Vote today. 

Late Night Breakfast cooking challenge

 Deadline Dec. 4  Virtual
The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is looking to show off the culinary creations of our Buff community! Today is the deadline to submit your best dish for a chance to win a $150 gift card. CSI will post submissions Dec. 7–9 on Instagram at @cuboulderinvolvement. Invite your friends and family to like and comment on their favorite dishes!

Saturday, Dec. 5

SKY Happiness Retreat

 9 a.m. to noon  Virtual
In these challenging times, breathing and meditation can help us settle our minds, give us physical and emotional strength to go through adverse situations. The SKY Club is offering an online retreat to help eliminate stress and improve vitality. If you would like to participate, email

CU Wizards: Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie

 9:30–10:30 a.m. Virtual
What if two-time Nobel Prize winning scientist Marie Skłodowska Curie could tell her story? CU Wizards lecture series invites you to take part in a digital theater screening of Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie. This acclaimed living history performance is 45 minutes followed by an interactive Q&A with living history scholar/performer Susan Marie Frontczak in character as Curie. Show is recommended for adults, families and children ages 9 and up. RSVP required.

Finals Week: Netflix Party

 4 p.m.  Virtual
Join the Center for Student Involvement for a relaxing movie night watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Stay until the end and test your knowledge of the movie with trivia to win a copy of the new Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game. Register now; spots are limited to the first 30 people who sign up.

FRESH: A CU dance concert

Stream Dec. 4–5  Virtual  $20 donation suggested
Enjoy a potential mix of hip-hop, aerial, fusion forms and improvised offerings crafted by undergraduate and graduate dance students. Pay what you can and stream this performance from 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, through 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. 

Sunday, Dec. 6

Pawffice Hours

Dec. 3–11  1–3:30 p.m.  Zoom
It’s been a wild semester for many of us, and we could all use a paws to catch our breath. Join librarians and their pets for Pawffice Hours, where students can Zoom with librarians and meet their furry family members.

Holiday Festival 2020: A semester showcase

Stream Dec. 4–Jan. 4  Virtual  $20–$80
Though we can't deck the halls of Macky, you can still let your heart be light with sublime music in this special video celebration of Boulder's treasured tradition, streamed to homes for the first time ever. The decades-old Holiday Festival brings together faculty and students from across the College of Music to perform seasonal favorites and other classic selections recorded throughout the fall.