Published: Sept. 16, 2021

This weekend brings Spirit Days on the Quad, a free cycling class, extreme bowling, CU’s official tailgate, a home football game and more.

campus community members at tailgateFriday, Sept. 17

Spirit Days on the Quad

 11 a.m.–2 p.m.  Norlin Quad
Join the Herd Leadership Council to celebrate CU pride and traditions at Spirit Days on the Quad. Swing by for free food and gear; stay to play lawn games and hang out with your friends.

Free Friday Power Hour: Cycle Class

 5–6 p.m.  Rec Center, Studio 1
Join the Rec Center for a results-driven cycling class. We'll guide you through a solid workout that provides immediate fitness data through your power console. New to cycling? Don't sweat it. This class is designed to provide a positive experience for all fitness levels.

Billiards Tournament

 7–9 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Show off your skills at an 8-ball or 9-ball billiards tournament at The Connection! Free to enter. Signup starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Prizes for top finishers!

“Chasing Trojan Shadows: Supporting the NASA Lucy Investigation of the Early Solar System”

 Sept. 16, 17  7 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
Join Fiske Planetarium for this live faculty talk with planetarium director John Keller, who is excited to share the newly renovated theater space and full dome productions with the community. He also will share details of upcoming ground-based observation campaigns to measure three Jupiter Trojan asteroids that the NASA Lucy mission, scheduled to launch Oct. 16, will fly by this decade. Students are admitted free with a Buff OneCard. 

Extreme Bowling

 Sept. 17, 18  7–10 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Grab a couple of friends and get ready to have a great Saturday night at 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.

Program Council Film Series: Black Widow

 7:30 p.m.  Chem 140
Bring your popcorn and a friend and come watch a free movie. Every Friday, Program Council will have a movie showing so you don’t have to worry about Friday night plans! Check the website for film announcements. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the film begins at 8 p.m.

Blossoms + Bass, Silent Disco Dance Party

 8:30–10:30 p.m.  Farrand Field
Come get some food and drinks and dance the night away in this Silent Dance Addiction. Dress up and get ready to bring your best dance moves!

Saturday, Sept. 18

Ralphie’s Corral

 8–11 a.m.  Duane Field
Join the official CU tailgate for live performances, music, photo ops with Chip, fun games for kids and premium giveaways. Go Buffs!

CU football home game

Sept. 18  11 a.m.  Folsom Field
The Buffs are excited to welcome fans back to Folsom Field! Come show your support in the CU vs. Minnesota game. Tickets start at $55. The Student Sports Pass for 2021-22 is sold out.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Gruesome Playground Injuries: A play by Rajiv Joseph

 Sept. 17–19  Time varies  University Theatre
This is not your typical love story: Over 30 years, two scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak and their own self-destructive tendencies. Gruesome Playground Injuries is a compelling and unconventional love story, told with great compassion and humor, about the intimacy between two people when they allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show.