Though the school week is inevitably filled with homework, meetings and other not so fun obligations, you can still find a couple of hours to enjoy yourself. To take your mind off class or that paper you’re avoiding, here’s what’s going on in Boulder this week.
Hockney and Hogarth: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Collection of British Art
The CU Art Museum expands their collection with an exhibition of David Hockney’s first major print series, “A Rake’s Progress” (1961-1963), alongside the 1735 series by William Hogarth that inspired it. There are many other works by Hogarth in the Art Museum’s permanent collection. See the exhibition Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex.
Queer Women in Community
The Women’s Resource Center offers lesbian women the opportunity to engage with their community at the first meeting of the year for Queer Women in Community. The meeting will be at the University Memorial Center in the Women’s Resource Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food, fun and conversation will be provided.
eTown Show Taping: Robert Cray and Anders Osborne
eTown presents a live taping of Grammy award-winning artist Robert Cray and Anders Osborne. eTown is a live experience combining musical performance, information and conversation. The taping is at the Boulder Theater, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.
September Welcome Wednesday
The Herd welcomes CU students back to school by serving free lunch Wednesday at the Koenig Alumni Center from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Get there closer to 12 though, because the food is sure to go fast!
Live Faculty Talk: Odometers of Time – 2012 is NOT the End
Inga Calvin, archaeologist, epigrapher and member of the anthropology department, sorts out facts from fiction regarding the Mayan “prediction” that the world will end this year. She will discuss the Mayan writing and calendar systems while presenting the latest archaeological finds and data. The talk is at Fiske Planetarium form 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”
Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most famous international artists and outspoken critics, has been targeted for years by the Chinese authorities. The Chinese government has beaten him, bulldozed his studio and arrested him. “Never Sorry” chronicles Weiwei’s preparations for a series of museum exhibitions, as well as his struggles with the Chinese government. The documentary is screening at 8:45 p.m. at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Tickets are $8-$10.
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