Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Block Party 2017Block Party – August 24, 2017

This year’s Block Party featured Edison and CU Denver alumni band Wildermiss. We were proud to be sponsors for this fabulous back to school event, also featuring lots of fun entertainment such as a climbing wall, live dinosaur, food trucks, a polaroid photobooth, and more!

Thank you to everyone who attended!


Artofcooking2017Art of Cooking – September 14, 2017

CU Denver Students went to Cook Street School of Culinary Arts to cook some delicious Southeast Asian Street Food. We had a blast making spring rolls, chicken curry skewers, and crispy fried bananas!

The chefs were amazing and taught us wrapping skills, knife skills, and of course tasting! We can’t wait until next semester’s Art of Cooking, so if you missed out this time, we hope you’ll join us in the Spring!


art of costuming updatedArt of Costuming – October 3, 2017

Students learned from local costume & prop industry entrepreneurs about the intricacies of cosplay and where to begin. What’s more? R2D2 & BB8 came to visit!

Following the panel, students wandered the pop-up museum (costumes included Darth Vader & Arya Stark), talked to the panelists one on one, made their very own wands, & experienced the real-time voice changer built by Jim Shima, who has worked on recent Star Wars films.
Thanks to everyone who attended & especially to our speakers: Karl Brevik, Alyson Ridge, Jim Shima, Patrick Gillies, & Ginny DiGuiseppi!


Diwali Milkshakes (1)Masterpieces & Milkshakes – November 6, 2017

This year’s Masterpieces & Milkshakes was all decked out for the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali! Students enjoyed mango lassis and chai lattes while working on some truly festive elephant masterpieces.

Thanks to Little India for providing the beverages, and to Pinot’s Palette for the helpful instruction. We can’t wait until the next one!


RENT-2017Theatre Nights: Rent – November 14 & 15, 2017

CU Denver Live! offered discounted tickets to students for the 20th anniversary tour of Tony Award winning musical, Rent! The show featured incredible dancers, urban set design, and unforgettable songs by Jonathan Larson addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis of the late 20th century and LGBTQ rights.

We also had a special soiree before the musical at Backstage Coffee where students were able to relax and connect.

Thanks to everyone who attended and made this possible!


jingle-jamJingle Jam – November 30, 2017

CU Denver Live! hosted its first ever multi-cultural holiday festival at St Cajetan’s! The event featured Latin musical performances by Voz de la Clave, swing dance lessons from Joyful Ballroom, and salsa lessons from La Rumba.

Students also enjoyed cultural cuisine, a chocolate fountain, and holiday crafting from across the globe.


Craftingevent3.0Crafting with Cupid – January 30, 2018

CU Denver Live! hosted their annual crafting event this spring. This time crafting got a new definition. Students were able to come into the event and craft pillows, frames, and more!

Students also enjoyed a sweet cuisine of Valentine’s cupcakes, while watching the romantic movie of “10 things I hate about you”.

Thank you to all who came!


masterpieces2018Masterpieces and Milkshakes- February 13, 2018

CU Denver Live! hosted their now biannual event of Masterpieces and Milkshakes. We traveled down to the tropics of Brasil and explored the meaning behind Carnival.

Students were able to sit down and paint a beautiful painting provided by Pinots Palette while sipping on some deliciously tropical milkshakes.

Thank you to all who came!


culturaldiversityfinal2018Cultural Diversity Festival- February 27, 2018

CU Denver Live! sponsored performances for the Diversity Festival this year. We brought in entertainment ranging from the cultures of: Japan, Brazil, North American Indians, and Polynesia.

We also featured a new special edition CU Denver LIVE! mug as our swag item. Students were able to take some home to represent their cultural festivity day at CU Denver.

Thank you to all who came!


Entrepreneurship UpdatedEntrepreneurship in NonProfits- March 7, 2018

This year, we brought back a crowd favorite, only this time it had a twist. We brought in local Nonprofit entrepreneurs to share their insight to students on how to start their own nonprofit.

Students were able to network and gain wisdom on what to do and what not to do.

Thank you to all who came!



Battle of the Bands: LynxaRoad April 19th, 2018

This was our 2nd presentation of Battle of the Bands: LynxaRoad. It was hosted at the Hard Rock Cafe on 16th Street. There were 4 CU Denver bands that showcased their original sounds; Violet’s Gun, Stop Motion, NEPO, and Fresh Fruit!

Students got free dinner and jammed out to the 4 unique groups’ sets. The winner was Violet’s Gun and runner up was Fresh Fruit!

Thank you to all who came and rocked out!


Dbk0Pk4U0AAMQkUArt of Cooking: Tuscan Italian Edition

It was a blast to learn how to cook Spinach Gnudi, Tuscan Pork Roast, and Almond Biscotti with Italian Espresso. Everyone got to help prepare, cook, and then eat all these intricate dishes. The chefs at the Cook Street School of Culinary arts were very engaging and helpful! The food turned out to be delicious and everybody learned something new.

Keep an eye out next semester for this event!



Jurassic Park Symphony                 May 3rd, 2018

This was our first event focusing on the Colorado Symphony. Students were able to receive an exquisite dinner at the Oceanaire restaurant before the show.

During the show, our CU Denver students were transported into a realm of the famous classic: Jurassic Park. The music composed for the film was played while the movie played in the background.

Thank you to all who came and explored the realm of the Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park with us!