Block Party: 2018
We sponsored a portion of this massive annual event and had the chance to set up a table near the stage. There was awesome live music provided by CAM’s Violet’s Gun. They opened for the awesome headliner “The Burroughs” who are a local Denver band. Thanks to all who came out! If you missed us, come see our booth right by the stage next year!
Art of Cooking: South American Street Food
We had a blast learning how to cook Colombian Empanadas, Brazilian Acai bowls, Peruvian Ceviche, and Argentinian Carne Asada.
The chefs at Cook Street School of Cooking taught us precise knife skills, how to fillet a fish, and how to wrap Empanadas. We hope to see you all at the next one!
Masterpieces and Milkshakes: African Safari
Bob Ross would have been proud of all of the paintings of African sunsets we made! The Milkshakes from Serendipity were delicious as well.
The instructors from Pinot’s Palette taught us how to create various textures and easy. accessible skills to make a beautiful painting. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the next Masterpieces and Milkshakes next semester!
Sleeping Beauty Ballet
The Colorado Ballet gracefully performed their rendition of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty. Students ate Italian hors d’evours at the City Center and mingled before heading over to the Denver Performing Arts Center to see the dance!
This is one of many events that CU Denver Live! facilitates at the DPAC. More DPAC events will be coming this Fall!
Right here at your very own CU Denver Sports Field, we hosted a good, old fashioned pumpkin patch. Students could check in, grab a free pumpkin, decorate it, eat some fall snacks, and take pictures with the massive piles of leaves in front of our Fall photo booth.
We intended to bring an old Irish tradition that has cemented itself in American culture to CU Denver, so students who have never experienced a pumpkin patch had the opportunity to!
Nightmare Before Christmas Symphony
We hosted 2 nights of this event. Both of which comprised of a dinner at Uncle Joe’s Hong Kong Bistro. We ate a delicious 3 course meal of edamame, orange chicken, tofu soup, lo mein noodles, and Mango/ Tiramisu cakes! After these fine Eastern delicacies, we walked over and saw the Colorado Symphony Orchestra play the soundtrack to a live screening of the Nightmare Before Christmas.
Continental Crafting: Journey to Mexico
For our crafting event this semester, we took students on a journey to Mexico with crafts like Ojos de Dios (Eye of God), Mexican Worry Dolls, Hojalata (Tin art), Mexican yarn paintings, and fiesta flower bowls. While students constructed the craft of their choice, they could watch The Book of Life and enjoy a churro, cupcake, Mexican candy basket, or a cake pop from a table of desserts.
Come From Away Musical
Students had the chance to see a critically acclaimed Broadway musical after eating goodies from Woody Creek Bakery! Everyone met at the CU City Center and ate desserts and drank coffee and tea. Then walked over to the DCPA down the street to the spectacular production.
Students attested that it was a heartwarming performance and many would recommend it to their friends!
I-Tea-nerary Around the World
We featured 5 different teas from 5 countries for students to sip a sample of. They sat at tables and learned facts about each country’s tea ceremony, as well as placed a sticker in their mock passports of which countries the had visited on the tea circuit.
The types of tea were: Djarleeing/Assam black tea from Britain, Russian Caravan black tea blend from Russia, Mint Green Tea from Morocco, Yerba Mate tea from Argentina, and Matcha green tea from Japan. Students had a chance to interact in the tea production by constructing their mint tea cup, creating their own Matcha, and sipping Yerba Mate out of a straw. All of this hosted in the beautifully lit Speer Gallery!