The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico are bringing back the 12th annual Friday Night Live, that will be taking place this Friday, Aug. 17, in the Student Union Building.

“We’re throwing the biggest free fun party on campus and it’s a great way to kick off the Fall semester for new and returning students alike,” said Student Activities Center Advisor Andrea Marquez. “Students will meet new friends, get to do lots of free activities, take a photo strip home to remember it, and begin getting connected to campus life at UNM.”

The Regal Cinema Theater, located in the Cottonwood Mall in Albuquerque, has been selected as one of the theaters to host the annual Studio Ghibli Fest, an event put on by the Tokyo-based film production studio that specializes in anime movie features.

The festival this year is featuring nine of the studio’s most popular animations. While some films have already left the 2018 Studio Ghibli Fest, there is still time to see the remaining four films: “Grave of the Fireflies,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Spirited Away” and “Castle in the Sky.”

Below are summaries of each film and the dates when it will be showing.

On May 3rd, the University of New Mexico’s Honors Student Association hosted their annual Closing Carnival.

Located in the Honors College Plaza beneath the UNM Student Health Center, the Closing Carnival took place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., while students were still on campus.

Formerly known as the Honors Farewell Fiesta, the Closing Carnival featured dinner in the form of platters from Dickeys BBQ, macaroni and cheese, nachos, a cotton candy machine, an assortment of taffy, and a Bahama Bucks Sno Cone stand.

The first and original film, “Jurassic Park” (1993) has lead us five movies later to the latest in the series of the American classics, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

Soon after “Jurassic Park” was released it was followed by two more movies, “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) and “Jurassic Park III” (2001), completing the trilogy.

In 2015, the beloved series was brought back to life with the extremely popular continuation, “Jurassic World” and on June 22, the fifth movie of the series was released: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

Jazz enthusiasts descend on Colorado for Telluride Festival

Each year in August, jazz-lovers of all kinds gather in Telluride, Colorado to take part in the Telluride Jazz festival. This year makes the festival will be making its 42nd annual appearance.

Beginning Friday, August 3rd and ending on Sunday, August 5th, festival-goers will gathered in the mountain- valley town located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado for a three day, overnight music festival.

Photo Story: Thousands gather for 2018 Summerfest

Thousands gathered on July 21 to celebrate a U.S. historic treasure — Route 66. Nob Hill in Albuquerque came to life during the Route 66 Summerfest with live music, including headliner Irma Thomas, known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans.

Central Avenue from Girard Boulevard to Washington Street was lined with street performers, vendors and food trucks.The heat didn’t stop Burqueños of all ages from rock climbing, dancing and carnival games.

The Old Route 66 Car Show brought some of that old fashion feel back to the road with more than two blocks of cars lined up, hoods popped.

Movie Review: "I Feel Pretty" fails at promoting body positivity

Released on April 20, “I Feel Pretty” was one of the most exciting upcoming movies of the year because it was produced by and starred A-List comedian, Amy Schumer.

Best known for her recent role in the 2015 film “Trainwreck” and her long history of work as a popular stand-up comedian, Schumer’s casting provided this film with a lot of potential.

Movie Review: Ocean's 8 feels truly revolutionary

With all the excitement surrounding its release, it was almost impossible not to have extremely high expectations for “Ocean’s 8.”

Along with that, “Ocean’s 8” had an extremely large act to follow, with “Ocean’s 11” (2001), “Ocean's 12” (2004) and “Ocean's 13” (2007) being such well-known and loved films.

ARTECHOUSE: Interactive art exhibit opens in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is now the most recent home to XYZT, an art exhibit by ARTECHOUSE that explores the combination of art and technology in an interactive way, allowing visitors to be an active part of the artistic process.

According to Tati, one of the founders of ARTECHOUSE and the managing director, the exhibit seeks to create a space where art and technology can blend together to reflect modern society. Employees at the ARTECHOUSE only go by their first names, she said.

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