The Triumphant Return Of CUABlog!

It seems that CUABlog is always “triumphantly returning”, doesn’t it? This is DEFINITELY because we are so busy putting on sweet, awesome CUAB events and not because your loyal CUABlogger is kind of a slacker. Definitely not because your CUABlogger is kind of a slacker. Not at all, no siree.

ANYWAYS, how about some events, huh? Continue reading ‘The Triumphant Return Of CUABlog!’


Holy Cow It’s Teh CUABz!!!

Hey y’all! Welcome to CUABlog, your source for all things CUAB, as well as your main source events about that other stuff that is happening as well. We’ve got a fun filled festival of fun this week, mostly concerning Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is really awesome and informative!

On Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Great Hall, we’re pleased to present Cake Love with Warren Brown! Come listen as this Food Network personality shares his story of quitting his career in Health Education and Law in order to pursue his passion for baking! This dude is basically the Kanye West of the Food Network, except better because Kanye West has never baked anything of note.

If you’ve ever wanted to help determine the direction of the University’s roadmap for innovation, Wednesday at 5pm will see the Innovate@Carolina Student Forum in the Campus Y Faculty Lounge!

Tao Lin, Very Famous Author, will be reading from his recent novel Richard Yates on Wednesday at 7pm in the Union Cabaret. Additionally, he will be fielding your questions and doing a book signing! He’s got a reputation as a riveting live speaker and is set to “blow up” in that he will get to the point that he is “not accepting Facebook friend requests from strangers.”

And on Thursday at 6:00pm in the Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Center, we are proud to present Dr. David Bunn, who will be speaking on the South African Apartheid. Bunn’s talk will cover his history as part of the anti-apartheid movement as well as his Post-Apartheid work. There will be a reception afterwards with free food! I looked at the menu for this and seriously, it’s gonna be legit.

Aaaand, the movies being shown this weekend are Eat Pray Love (Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 9:30pm) and The Other Guys (Friday at 10pm and Midnight Saturday at 7pm); the trailers to both of which are below.







Hey y’all! CUAB is super excite for what we’ve got on the pipeline for you this week.

First off, did you go to Meet, Attract, And Date The Person Of Your Dreams last night? I did! And then afterwards I actually met, attracted and dated the person of my dreams but things didn’t really work out so I broke up with them like ten minutes after I met/attracted/dated them.

ANYWAYS, here’s what we got coming up for you this week.

Gather your brooms and magic wands and wizard hats and unicorns, because Potterpalooza is upon us! IT’S GOING DOWN on Wednesday at 5:00 pm with a Quiddich Tournament being held in the Old Campus Upper Quad. The event is BYOB (Bring Your Own Broom/Butterbeer/Hippagriff), followed by Harry Potter Trivia at 7:00pm in the Great Hall. It’s going to rock your socks off. If you’re not wearing socks right now, find some, put them on, and then allow them to be rocked off.

On Thursday, CUAB is putting on so many events that it is actually irrational. At 5pm in the Campus Y Faculty Lounge, the very popular rappers Das Racist will be hosting a discussion on race, hip-hop and literally whatever else you want to talk about. And then join them at 7:30pm in Gerrard Hall for a rap concert that they’re putting on, featuring none other than DJ Fonyx and DJ Stumble! These dudes are absolutely killing it down in Savannah, GA right now and we’re really lucky to have them up here. But come on you guys Das Racist is going to be really fun! And it’s only going to cost a dollar at the door! It’s basically going to be a gigantic dance party where you’re asked to think a little bit. But not, like, too much.

Also on Thursday, author Dave Thompkins will be giving a talk at 6:30pm in room 2030 of the Kenan Music Building. Thompkins is the author of the recent bestseller How To Wreck A Nice Beach, which is a book chronicling the long and storied history of the vocoder. And his talk is free! I’m pretty sure that it’s not unfeasible to attend Das Racist’s discussion at 5pm, then Thompkins’ talk at 6:30pm, and then the Das Racist concert at 7:30pm. That would be ideal.

And if you have no interest in attending those events[1], don’t worry. CUAB has got your back yet again and will be putting on a show! We and S4Si are pleased to be presenting the first FREE UNC’s Got Talent Show in the Great Hall at 7pm! It will feature such talented talents as The Achordants, Tar Heel Raas, Catie King, Zankilwa, Group Mentality, Mighty Arms of Atlas, Johnny Fung and so many more!

On Friday, we’ve got the Second Friday Art Walk in the Union Art Gallery from 6-9pm, and then at 8pm in Memorial Hall, it’s what you’ve all been waiting for – OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW! If you haven’t gotten tickets yet, I’m sorry to say it’s sold out. But if you got tickets, aren’t you EXCITED?

OH OH OH and one more thing! November’s Seasons of Carolina Photo Contest is upon us! See if you take the prettiest picture that communicates the themes of “The Season of Change,” “The Season of Thanksgiving,” and “The Season of Unity!” And if you do the best job at communicating those themes, you get a free car! Oh, wait, I was supposed to say ten dollars. Well, you will definitely get ten dollars if you take the best picture. Submissions will be accepted at or hand-delivered to the CUAB office in Suite 3109 of the Student Union by midnight on Nobvember 30th. You guys better take some REALLY good pictures, because I will be submitting a picture of puppies eating thanksgiving dinner while giving each other a hug, and there is NOTHING CUTER THAN THAT.

And OH OH OH OH OH DOUBLE ONE MORE THING! The movies this weekend are Despicable Me, showing at 7pm on Friday as well as 10pm on Saturday, and Salt, showing Friday at 9:30pm and Saturday at 7pm and Midnight. I haven’t actually seen either of these movies, but I have been told they’re gonna be like some stuff you’ve seen before and also some stuff you haven’t seen before. So you should see them.


[1] Because this is AMERICA and some people do not like hip-hop and that is okay.

CUAB Events for 11/2-11/6! Plus a Passion Pit Recap!

So Passion Pit was awesome! Did you go? Probably, because there were SO MANY PEOPLE THERE! I’m generally not a fan of gigantic concerts, but when you’re dancing like crazy at a show and then you turn around and see one hundred and eighty degrees’ worth of people going absolutely nuts and dancing their butts off and plus there are lasers, it’s just kind of amazing. You feel a sense of community that reminds you of why it’s so great to go to Carolina in the first place. So that was fun. And there are pictures! Two of them!

Anyway, the show was great and the band was really into it, which is always nice. Sometimes it’s hard to communicate a record like Passion Pit’s Manners to a gigantic room like Carmichael because the band was for the most par playing like samply-damply keyboards and stuff, but that turned out to be an asset for them because they could dance while they were playing their instruments which meant that everybody else wanted to dance which meant they wanted to dance which meant EVERYONE WAS HAPPY. And then there was the whole question of whether or not they were going to play “Sleepyhead” because it seemed like they had ended the show with “Little Secrets” but then they came back on and were all like “haha jk it’s Sleepyhead y’all!” And it was perfect.

Speaking of things that 4,000 people will also attend[1], tonight at 8pm is A Night Of Poetry with Shihan Van Clief, celebrating the re-opening of the historic Playmakers Theatre, and boy is it gonna be sweet! Van Clief is an award-winning poet who has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam as well as on Broadway, and also has a really entertaining Twitter account. Supporting him will be the always-entertaining EROT, who are one of the top student performance troupes in terms of all-around entertainment. And best of all it’s free!

And this weekend in the Union Auditorium, we’ll be showing the films Micmacs and Inception, which means that I’m finally able to call the weekend movies “films” and not be lying. Micmacs screens Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 9pm, and Inception screens on Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and Midnight. If you’re wondering why you’re thinking about seeing both of those films, it’s probably because I hacked into your dreams and told you to go to them. So go!

Evidently, this film is in French.

Evidently, this film is not in French.











Have a super week, y’all!

[1] Hopefully!

CUAB Events 10/25-10/31!

Hey everybody, hope you had a good Fall Break! CUABlog (or, well, me. Who writes the CUABlog) went to the mountains and tried to buy things at thrift stores but there wasn’t anything good for sale, so instead I thought about all of the exciting events that CUAB has in store for you this week!

First, there is a screening of Let The Right One In showing tonight in the Union Cabaret at 7pm, with FREE VAMPIRE TEETH AND SNACKS! Because there’s nothing that goes with a bleak, mystical love story about adolescent romance between an undead creature and an innocent boy than free vampire teeth and snacks. But seriously, the movie is great and everyone loves candy and not being able to sleep. So come! It’s free!

And of course, Friday in Carmichael Auditorium is the HOMECOMING CONCERT FEATURING PASSION PIT! Are you excite? We are excite. We are going to dance. If you haven’t already bought tickets there’s some still available! They’re $10 from the Memorial Hall Box Office, snag ‘em while they’re hot.

Oh by the way if you were in The (non-Passion) Pit today circa lunch, you might have seen a group of people in Green Man suits handing out flyers. And let me be the first to say, I had nothing to do with that.

On another, non-CUAB note, how excited are you for Halloween? What are you being? Rumor has it there will be a non-CUAB-affiliated flock of Waka Flocka Flameses roaming around Franklin Street yelling. There will be five of them and none of them will have anything to do with CUAB.



What did YOU do over fall break?

Which vampire film do you prefer, Twilight or Let The Right One In?

Are you excited for Passion Pit, or are you REALLY EXCITED for Passion Pit?

What are you being for Halloween? If you are being Prince will you do a better job at being Prince than Rosanne Barr?

If you saw a flock of Waka Flocka Flameses would you be excited? Or would you try to fight them?


CUAB is unlimitedly pleased to announce that we’ve got TWO SUPER SWEET AWESOME CONCERTS at UNC next month, on back-to-back days.

On November 11th in Gerrard Hall, Das Racist will be rapping to you as well as leading you in a discussion on race and hip-hop in modern America. Hailed by the Village Voice as “role models” and DJ Magazine as “brilliant,” Das Racist’s blend of whimsical humor and serious social critique has got the internet on straight lockdown, kid. And now they’re coming to UNC to completely tear the roof off of the whole University, even the parts of UNC that never had roofs to start out with. For a quick primer on Das Racist, check out their most recent free mixtape, Sit Down, Man, and then check out some interviews they’ve done here and here. Also, they are famous for their song “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” a song which is really good and really hilarious but not really completely representative of their whole ouvre. Also also, their name is pronounced “Das Racist” as in “Glass Faces,” not “Das Boot.” And the best thing? Tickets are only $1 at the door with your OneCard and $5 for everyone else! Check back later once we’ve created a Facebook event and then you will get more excited because you can show all your friends how cool you are because you’re going to see Das Racist. Joining them will be DJs Fonyx and Stumble, two of the rockinest DJs this side of the Haw River Valley.

THE VERY NEXT NIGHT, Memorial Hall will be hosting none other than Old Crow Medicine Show! Their unique sound, which recontextualizes American roots music by imbuing it with a modern rock sensibility, produces music much more interesting and fun than my description just made them sound. For ticket info as well as some other deets, check the concert’s Facebook event.


CUAB EVENTS 10/11-10/17!

OH HEY Y’ALL! Just another friendly update of your CUABlog letting you know what’s up with CUAB this week.

First, bad news! John Tyler Mills, everyone’s favorite head of the Pop Culture Committee, has a virus on his computer! Oh no! It wants eighty dollars from him just like CUAB’s old blog!

Okay, now on to “real” stuff. Like Karaoke! Tomorrow! In the Union Cabaret at 8pm! There is literally nothing else I would want to be doing other than singing Prince songs in front of a jury of my peers my best friends who will be totally nonjudgmental and supportive of my decision to sing “Purple Rain” in its entirety! But seriously y’all, it’s going to be sweet. And what’s more, whoever gives the best rendition of a Passion Pit song wins free tickets to the homecoming concert (featuring Passion Pit). Here’s a hot tip: don’t pick “Sleepyhead” because everybody else is gonna do that. Instead, go for “Little Secrets,” which is secretly (PUN) the best song on that album.

By the way, that reminds us – there are still Passion Pit tickets left! If you haven’t bought tickets to what’s sure to be the hottest concert of the year, well, um, you should. They’re still only $10 for not floor seats. Unfortunately, floor seats is done sold out and stuff. When Passion Pit is literally the biggest band in the universe, you’re going to want to be able to that you saw them before they were a trend.

On Thursday at 7pm in the Union Auditorium, we’re pleased to offer a special screening of Freakonomics as hosted by Professor Ralph Byrns! The reason this screening is SO SPECIAL and SO COOL is that the Union Auditorium is going to be the only screen in the state showing the film! Featuring vignettes from directors such as Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki and Rachel Grady, this film will “explore the hidden side of everything” as the poster claims. Afterwards, Professor Byrns will lead a short discussion based on the film. Your brain will be stimulated.

AND FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MOVIES, well, have we got a treat for you. This is basically like the NBA All-Star Weekend of Union movies. On Friday at 7pm and Midnight as well as Saturday at 9pm, we are proudly presenting Knight and Day starring America’s Sweethearts Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz! And then on Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm, we are double proudly presenting AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER AN M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN FILM. I bet there’s going to be a twist ending!

Okay that’s it for us, check back tomorrow night for a recap of Karaoke and on Thursday for a buncha SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS!

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