By Eli Wallace. Pictured Above: Work by Ironlak.

I get that you’re chomping at the bit to hop on your bike and enjoy the Boulder sunshine—me too. But listen: you won’t want to miss these quirky events this weekend.

1. Hackathon at CU


HackCU gives students from all over the region 36 hours to create whatever they can. It’s a free, judged event that will doubtless create several hyperinnovative hardware and software projects. Approximately 125 students are expected to attend. This event is the first ever national “hackathon” at CU, and is part of the Major League Hacking schedule.

The project presentations and closing ceremonies will be on Sunday morning, 10-2. The presentations will be in the Idea Forge of Fleming, while the closing ceremony will be held starting at 12:15 in the Visual Arts Complex.

2. Customer Appreciation Day at Front Range Anglers


Image Credit: PY2ING, via Wikimedia Commons

Gear up for fish season at Front Range Anglers’ Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday! With free Oskar Blues, prizes and giveaways, and more fishing gear than you can wave a tackle at, the event promises to be a swimmingly good time.

3. Still Time Left: The Conference on World Affairs



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There’s still a little time to catch the last of CU’s Conference on Everything Conceivable, which ends Friday, April 10. It’s almost impossible to describe this event, but “Intellectual Spring Break,” as New York Post’s Robert George describes it, nearly fits the bill.

Talks on Friday include: “Jon Stewart and the end of a Colb-era,” “Is Artificial Intelligence Good for Humans?” and “What People Agree on in Red and Blue America,” amongst others.

For much more information, click here. All events are free and open to the public.

If you missed it, check out recordings here.

4. Stretch the Weekend into Monday: Graffiti at McGuckin’s Hardware



Photo Credit: Ironlak

Graffiti master Ewok, of Ironlak will appear Monday between 11am-3pm to show off his artistry at McGuckin’s. Rub shoulders with artists in the community and meet the man behind the art!

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