Springapalooza 2014

Monday, March 17

Fun Fun Food Fest

12 p.m. Student Union Mall–Chess Plaza
This classic food truck event started as a Springapalooza tradition in 2010 with the Sprinkles Cup Cake truck and continues this year with the Epic Cones food truck. Epic Cones is the only restaurant of its kind in the world. Imagine an ice cream cone made of tortilla dough. Now fill that cone with pizza toppings and cheese. Yum!

Brought to you by SUAAB and Student Engagement.

Splatter Dance

7 p.m. Residence Hall West Field
Inspired by the "Miss Congeniality" films, SUAAB brought the Splatter Beat party—featuring paint-filled receptacles—to campus with great success. The event has since morphed into Splatter Dance and this year will feature four paint cannons.

Brought to you by SUAAB and Residential Life.

Tuesday, March 18

Spring FUN Raiser

11 a.m. Student Union Mall
The second annual Spring FUN Raiser helps support UT Dallas' 200-plus student organizations. Help our students by exploring the festive tent city set up on the mall and buying food and other available goods.

Brought to you by SUAAB and Student Organization Forum.

Extremely Awesome Concert

8 p.m. Activity Center
This year's Extremely Awesome Concert features two great performances.

This year's Extremely Awesome Concert features two great performances. Self-proclaimed "hippie with soul" Allen Stone has been compared to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers by The New York Times, and referred to as a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" by USA TODAY.

Bad Rabbits is a multicultural five-piece ensemble from Boston that features vocalist Fredua "Dua" Boakye, drummer Sheel Davé, guitarists Salim Akramm and Santiago Araujo, and bassist Graham Masser.

The band confidently struts through genres with unrestrained swagger and plenty of attitude, fusing futuristic R&B and post-rock for a slick one-two punch.

Brought to you by SUAAB and Student Media.

Wednesday, March 19


12 p.m. Student Union Mall
Join the Baptist Student Union for lunch Springapalooza style.

Brought to you by SUAAB and Baptist Student Ministry.

27th Annual Casino Night: Oceans 14

8 p.m. Galaxy Rooms
Keep up the tradition, have some fun and win some really cool prizes. This year's casino theme will be "OCEAN'S 14," inspired by the George Clooney films "Oceans 11." Dress like the stars!

Thursday, March 20

Big Bad Comedy Show

8 p.m. ATEC Lecture Hall
The Big Bad Comedy Show features a big name comedian doing their cutting-edge take on all things funny. This year's line-up includes Dallas' own Paul Varghese opening for Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson!

Paul Varghese has been a hit at UT Dallas before, while Kenan Thompson is well-known for starring on Nickelodeon's "All That" and "Kenan and Kel," and starring in movies such as Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003), Fat Albert (2004), Barbershop 2 (2004), and Snakes on a Plane (2006).

Kenan Thompson is currently a senior cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Friday, March 21


12 p.m. Student Union
UT Dallas' Comet-Con brings together aspects of A-kon, Comic Con and UT Dallas pride. The all-day event has multiple features, including movie screenings, lectures, gaming and cosplay contests, and a talk by "Ash Ketchum" voice actress Veronica Taylor.

Hunger Games Double Feature

8 p.m. Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Join the Meteorites as they screen both Hunger Games films and serve delicious free concessions (while supplies last). Also enter to win one of two sets of the entire Hunger Games book trilogy from the UTD Bookstore.

The Hunger Games [PG-13]

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [PG-13]

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after the Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the districts of Panem.

Brought to you by SUAAB and Meteor Theater.