Published: Oct. 23, 2023

Halloween is right around the corner, and this week brings “a bunch of Hocus Pocus.” Join the ATLAS Center’s annual festival, a Halloween cycling class, a talk on feelings about climate change, The Power of Laughter, cookie decorating, scary movies and more.

Campus community members walking on campus with fall foliageMonday, Oct. 23 

Sidewalk Talk: Time Management

12:30–2:30 p.m. Engineering Center
Managing your time is an important skill, in college and beyond. Stop by the Engineering Center for some time management tips, information and resources. 

Climate Justice at Home and Beyond: Research, Policy & Action

3:30–5:30 p.m. IBS building, Room 155
During this presentation, a speaker will grapple with questions posed by climate issues in today’s world. The event provides a unifying framework with a variety of disciplines, topics, sectors and regions represented.

Halloween Cycle Beats

6–7 p.m. Rec Center, Cycle Studio
Get your heart pumping with a free Halloween-themed cycling class at the Rec. 

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Buffs Hire Buffs

4–6 p.m. CASE Chancellor's Lounge
From one Buff to another, learn what it takes to be successful. During this event you will connect with some of CU Boulder’s most prominent alumni employers.

Bocadillos y Chisme

5–6:30 p.m. C4C Abrams Lounge
Latinx community members are invited to a chisme session featuring bocadillos!

Faculty Tuesdays: Grace Leslie

7:30 p.m. Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall or virtual
During Faculty Tuesdays, renowned College of Music Faculty take the stage. This week, flutist and electronic musician Grace Leslie is performing. She is an assistant professor of music technology and director of the ATLAS Brain-Music Lab.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

The Climate Café 

3:30–4:45 p.m. Norlin Library, Room M220
The uncertainty of climate change has caused many people to feel a range of emotions and reactions. Join to discuss your feelings on the subject.

The Power of Laughter

Noon–1 p.m. CASE E351
Laughter can be the best medicine. This information session will cover all the powerful aspects laughter has to offer. For example, it can reduce stress, boost the immune system and enhance brain chemistry.

International Film Series: ‘Tremors’

7:30 p.m. Muenzinger Auditorium (E050)
Spooky Cinema Week is celebrating haunted cinema every day Oct. 25–31. This Wednesday, features “Tremors” starring Kevin Bacon and Burt Ward. The main characters face terrifying worm-like creatures in their journey through Perfection, Nevada, a remote desert town.

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Thursday, Oct. 26 

Investing Basics 

5–6 p.m. C4C Flatirons Room (N301)
Learn some ways to grow your money with the Basic Needs Center. Presented in partnership with Elevations Credit Union.

Buffalo Nites: Party in The Connection

8–10 p.m. The Connection
The Connection is throwing a party! Stop by for a night of free bowling, billiards, pingpong and karaoke. Hosted by the Center for Student Involvement.

Halloween Movie Night

8 p.m. ATLAS Center, Room 342
Watch a selection of scary movies with GUT-C, an inclusive artist collective that supports underrepresented filmmakers and creators. 

Friday, Oct. 27

Spooky and Kooky Cookie Decorating

12:30–2:30 p.m. Museum of Natural History (Henderson), BioLounge
Plan out your “Hallowee-kend” with peers while decorating cookies! Coffee will also be brewing.


5–8 p.m. Beach Park on the Hill  
It’s time for the annual “Hill”oween event at University Hill. There will be a movie, costume contest, pumpkin carving and free food.

Halloween at the Climbing Gym 

7–10 p.m. Rec Center climbing gym
Wear a costume to the climbing gym this Friday for a scary climbing event! There will be treats and tricky partner climbs.

Friday Night Film Series: ‘Hocus Pocus’ 

8 p.m. CHEM 140
Hocus Pocus is a Halloween classic. The 1993 film follows a trio of witches who are resurrected by a teenage boy.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Whaaat!? Festival 2023

9 a.m.–4 p.m. ATLAS Center $15–$35
This festival is for experimental games and interactions. There will be a variety of talks, workshops, weird games, alternative interfaces and more.

Football watch party: Buffs vs. Bruins 

5:30 p.m. The Connection
Watch the Colorado Buffaloes take on the UCLA Bruins this Saturday at The Connection. Sko Buffs! Free pizza available (don’t forget your Buff OneCard).