Published: Nov. 27, 2023

Welcome back! After getting the chance to recharge, it’s time to buckle down and prepare for finals and the last few weeks of the semester. This week brings a study break, hot cocoa, a performance from the Philharmonia Orchestra, a Harry Styles-themed show, film screenings, the Climate Justice Kickback and more.

Campus community members walking outsideMonday, Nov. 27

Sidewalk Talk: Study break

12:30–2:30 p.m. Engineering Center
Take a break from studying with peer wellness coaches from Health and Wellness Services. Self-compassion will be the theme of this talk. 

I Love Mondays: Hot cocoa bar

2 p.m. UMC North Dining Room
Warm up in between classes with a warm cup of hot cocoa. It's perfect for the holiday season. 

Rafa Esparza: Visiting Artist Lecture

4–5:30 p.m.  Visual Arts Complex, Auditorium 1B20
Los Angeles-based artist Rafa Esparza is visiting CU. He currently has his work in various museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art and more. 


Tuesday, Nov. 28

Health Hut: Gratitude

11 a.m.–1 p.m.  ​East Campus, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building lobby
What are you thankful for? Practice gratitude with peer wellness coaches during this sidewalk talk session. 

Career Technology to Help You Land Your Next Job or Internship

12:30–1 p.m. Virtual
Handshake and Quinncia are two of CU’s top career platforms. Handshake can help you find your next job or internship, whereas Quinncia will help you edit your resume. Learn more about these tools during this virtual information session/training. Sign up on Handshake to register.

Philharmonia Orchestra

7:30 p.m.  ​Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
The College of Music presents a performance from the Philharmonia Orchestra. The concert will also be available via livestream


Wednesday, Nov. 29

Experimental Weaving Talk: Lars Shimabukuro

9–10 a.m.  Virtual
Lars Shiabukuro is a mixed and trans artist from Hawaii. Their work surrounds ideas of homelands, family and memory to include the queer landscapes that raised them. Those who attend this talk will learn more about translating identity into weaving. Registration is necessary. 

Student Wellness Wednesday

10–11 a.m.  ​CASE building, Center for Teaching and Learning, CTL E390
Take a break from the stressors of daily life with June Gruber, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience. She also teaches a course on the Science of Happiness at CU. At the event, attendees will have dialogue, brief meditation, adult coloring and more.

Climate Justice Kickback

5:30–8 p.m.  Miramontes Baca Education, ​Idea Forge, Project Based Learning Studio
At the Climate Justice Kickback, attendees will learn about all the climate justice initiatives at CU Boulder. The goal is to align climate justice efforts at the university. 

3 things to check off your to-do list

  • Start prepping for finals Dec. 16–20
  • Don’t forget: Dec. 4 is the last day to drop a class (5-Wk Session 3)
  • Apply to graduate: Dec. 14 is the last day for undergraduate students to submit, update or cancel their fall 2023 application form


Thursday, Nov. 30

How to Get Noticed: Resumes and Cover Letters

10–11 am. Virtual
Employers often have to sort through an abundance of resumes and cover letters when hiring for a new position. Learn more about standing out from the crowd during this virtual presentation held by Career Services. 

Experimental Thursdays: Lunches with Brakhage

12:30–2 p.m.  ATLAS Center, Brakhage Center
Are you a film lover? The works this semester will focus on American filmmaker Stan Brakhage as a way to honor the anniversary of his death. 

Liquid Sky Harry Styles

8:30–9:30 p.m.  ​Fiske Planetarium $8–$12
Take a journey to Harry’s House at Fiske Planetarium. The 8k dome will encapsulate you with captivating visuals and full surround sound. 


Friday, Dec. 1

Glow in the Dark Climbing

7–10 p.m.  ​Rec Center, climbing gym
During this climbing session, climbers will follow illuminated routes while wearing glow sticks. 

Bruce Lee Retrospective

7:30 p.m.  ​Muenzinger Auditorium (E050) $7–$9
“The Way of The Dragon” is playing this week as part of the International Film Series. It is Bruce Lee’s directorial debut. In the film, he protects a family-owned restaurant in Rome. 

Friday Night Film Series: ‘Blue Beetle’

8 p.m.  ​CHEM 140
‘Blue Beetle’ is playing this week. The film follows main character Jaime Reyes after he is chosen by an alien scarab to become a superhero, Blue Beetle. 


Saturday, Dec. 2 

Gamelan Ensemble

2 p.m.  ​Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
Gamelean is a type of dance that originates from the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. This event will be livestreamed

Gift of Home Tour

4–8 p.m.  ​4 Homes in Longmont, Colorado Varies $30–$45
The Gift of Home Tour is a 57-year-long tradition. As a way to support local businesses, participants will go on a self-guided holiday home tour. Select items will be put up for sale. 

Buffs After Dark: Drag Bingo

8–10 p.m.  ​UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Come over to the Glenn Miller Ballroom for a game of Drag Bingo, brought to you by the Center for Student Involvement. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers.