What’s Up Weekly

Not sure what to do this Valentine’s Day or any other day this week? Check out what’s going on in Boulder and around CU. There’s something for everyone!


Check out what's going on this week in Boulder from the CUI. (CU Independent Illustration/Josh Shettler)

Bowling at the UMC

Get your bowl on for just $8 at the UMC’s Connection. This price includes two hours of unlimited bowling, bowling shoe rental and a soft drink. Deal goes from 6 p.m. to midnight.

the invisible connectedness of things

Art and science are combined to explore how transportation is related to Boulder’s air quality in this exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. The exhibit will run until August 8 and admission is free. Information about the museum’s hours can be found on the museum’s website.



Conor O’Neills Anti-Valentine’s Party

Beginning at 10 p.m., The Goonies will host an evening for Valentine’s Day singles who are 21 and older. From 9 p.m. until close, drink specials will be $2 Session Lager, and Jager bombs for $3.

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

Weekly poker tournaments are held in the Connection in the UMC every Tuesday night. Sign up is at 5 p.m. and the games begin at 6 p.m. There are 64 spots available and the winner receives a prize and a spot in this semester’s Grand Championship.



The Big Lebowski

The Coen brothers’ legendary comedy will be showing at the Boulder Theater for a ticket price of $12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins at 8 p.m.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak about humanity’s progress in space exploration and hold an audience Q & A. Tyson is the host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS as well as a frequent guest on the Daily Show. The talk is hosted by the Distinguished Speakers Board and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Students can purchase tickets in the UMC for $2. Visit Macky’s website for more information.



Ladies Night with the CU Independent

Absinthe House and the CU Independent are hosting Ladies Night weekly every Thursday. Women enjoy free drinks from 10 p.m. until midnight while DJ Petey mixes sweet jams.

Boulder International Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet Gala

There will be an opening reception for the BIFF at the Boulder Theater beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of “Darling Companion.” The producer of the film, Anthony Bregman, will be given the BIFF Award of Excellence in Producing by director/writer Lawrence Kasdan. The film features Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline as a couple struggling with an empty nest.



Bunky Echo-Hawk

Artist, activist and public speaker Bunky Echo-Hawk will recreate an authentic tribal storytelling experience as an Interactive Live Art show. The program is a Modern Indian Identity Event by The Center of the American West. The event is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. in the UMC.

Pink Floyd Laser Show

Watch lasers and listen to Pink Floyd under the Fiske Planetarium dome. Show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for general admission.



The Rum Diary / The Three Musketeers Double Feature

Beginning at 7 p.m., Program Council is showing “The Three Musketeers,” in which the Musketeers unite to defend the French throne. Then at 9 p.m. will be a showing of “The Rum Diary,” a story about an American journalist, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp), in the 1950s who works in Puerto Rico. The movies are free and being screened in Chem 140.

Contact CU Independent Entertainment Editor Anne Robertson at Anne.robertson@colorado.edu.


Anne Robertson

Anne is a senior advertising major and Entertainment Editor for the CUIndependent. She is a graphic designer in the UMC, graduating in May, and originally from Chicago. She likes microbrews, indie music and cartoons.

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