Cheap Chillin’ is a bi-weekly column spotlighting cheap thrills for University students around Lawrence.
We all know the feeling. The weekend is on the way, and your wallet is staring back at you with an empty glare. Cheap Chillin’ is your saving grace when you’re bored and broke.
Just Cook Series
Eating the same food over and over can become depressing, That’s why you should spend your Thursday night at Just Food for the Just Cook series.
Just Food is a Lawrence-based food pantry supporting Douglas County, and it provides a variety of frozen meats, fresh vegetables and other foods for the community.The Just Cook Series is a weekly cooking class that helps people learn new dishes to make for their family, and learn how to better read a recipe to make better dishes.
Previous participants have said they enjoyed the ability to make entire meals in one pot, or plan ahead for quick meals with a crockpot dish. This would be perfect for when you need to stop by your apartment between classes for a quick bite.
Every participant is sent home with the ingredients needed to make the dish at home. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Throwback Party — 90s Foam Party Edition
Music from the 1990s was the soundtrack to many of our fondest middle school memories, so what could top reliving those awkward dances? Making it a foam party.
“We're attempting to bring back a taste of 1990s and 2000s Hip Hop, R&B, and Top 40 hits for one night,” says Austin Gaule of Third String Productions, the company hosting the party.
Never been to a foam party? Don’t worry, most people haven’t, so this will be a fun, new experience for the group chat — for just $10 per person with a student ID.
“Foam parties are rare for this area, especially ones that are open to all ages,” Gaule says. “For Kansas, we thought bringing a foam element would be of interest since our parties are always packed when we come to this city.”
DJ Ivan Alvarez will choose the sounds for the night of vintage clothing, cheap drinks, and most importantly, foam!
“Our DJ will guide our guests through 4 full hours of yesterday's favorite hits, bringing back nostalgic feelings from listening to the radio when you were younger, all while having a foam party.”
Jayhawk Baseball & Softball
While KU may be known for its historic basketball program and recovering football program, Kansas Athletics has other teams worth checking out this season.
Both the Kansas Softball and Baseball teams are playing at home this weekend, hosting Baylor for a three game series.
KU Baseball will play at 6:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. KU Softball plays at 5:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
KU Baseball holds a record of 13-10 at the time of publishing. After returning from Springfield, Missouri, where they're taking on Missouri State, Kansas will look to bolster their record during this home conference series.
Sitting at an 11-20 record, KU Softball looks to continue a three-game winning streak after sweeping University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. All regular season home games are free admission with a KU ID, so the only expense for these games is your time.