Office of Student Activities

Friday Night Live

Check out our Fall 2014 Friday Night Live Line-up!

Click on each performer’s picture for a link to a video and on their name for a link to their website. 


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Erik Rivera, comedian

Friday, August 22nd at 9:00 pm in The Cove

— has appeared on “The Tonight Show”, Comedy Central, MTV Tr3s, TV Guide, NUVO TV’s Latino 101
— regularly performs at popular LA and NY comedy clubs





Courrier, alternative rock band

Friday, August 29th at 8:00 in The Cove

— Austin-based alternative rock band

— music has been featured on American Idol and ESPN

— opened for Blue October, performed at ACL 2013



Sierra DeMulder, spoken word artist

Friday, September 5th at 9:30 pm in The Cove

— two-time National Poetry Slam champion
— named Best Female Poet at CUPSI 2009
— has published two books of poetry






Mark Toland, mind reader

Friday, September 12th at 8:00 pm in The Cove

— named “One of America’s Best Campus Artists” and nominated for “Best Variety Artist 2014” in Campus Activities Magazine
— performs mind-blowing interactions with the audience


imageBallet Folklorico Festival, cultural dance

Friday, September 19th at 8:00 pm in The Cove

the largest Mexican folk dance company in San Antonio

— has performed at various venues throughout the United States and Mexico




Found Footage Festival, comedy videos

Friday, September 26th at 10:00 pm in The Cove

— a comedian has found (unintentionally) funny old videos and comments on them as you watch (similar to Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake)
— has been featured on NPR, ABC World News, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and G4 TV’s Attack of the Show
— has been named a Critic’s Pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune




The Hunts, indie-folk band

Friday, October 3rd at 9:00 pm in The Cove

— band comprised of seven siblings from Virginia
— have done seven U.S. tours and traveled worldwide for ten years
— will be performing at Austin City Limits 2014

(they start singing around 3:00 on the linked video)



Good News Poetry Tour, spoken word artists

Friday, October 17th at 8:00 pm in The Cove; free writing workshop at 4:30 pm in the Lynda Ballrom

— featuring Dylan Garity, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Sam Cook
— credits among the group: College National Poetry Slam Champion, National Poetry Slam Champion, work featured on Upworthy and The Huffington Post, Co-Founder/Executive Director and Assistant Director of Button Poetry, author of The Way to the Sugar, works published in poetry journals




SU Showcasestudent performances

Friday, October 24th at 10:00 pm in The Cove

— performers are your peers!

— this semester’s Showcase will feature:

  • Akhil Rao (comedy)
  • Garrett Banister and Paul Glasheen (singing and piano)
  • Kenny Klinglesmith and Mason Carmichael (singing and guitar)
  • Maddie Straup and Caroline Haywood (singing and guitar)






SU Drafthouse, movie night

Friday, October 31st at 9:00 pm in The Cove

— Halloween edition of SU Drafthouse: Hocus Pocus
— movie and treats!





imageHomecoming Concert featuring Jessie Payo

Friday, November 7th at 10:00 pm in The Cove

— formerly a member of the pop duo Jupiter Rising, now has a solo career
— singer-songwriter who plays everything from pop to blues to jazz to rock and roll

— has opened for Jason Mraz, The Black Eyed Peas, Lauryn Hill, Lupe Fiasco, Etta James, Boyz II Men, and Eric Hutchinson among others  

— her music has been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance”, “My Sweet Sixteen”, “The Hills”, “Criminal Minds”, and other television shows






Jason Weems, comedian

Friday, November 14th at 8:00 pm in The Cove

— performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, a prestigious “by invitation only” comedy festival 

— was a featured semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”  

— filmed an independently-released hour comedy special entitled “Jason Weems, Vol. 1: Intellectual Property”

— his former job as a kindergarten teacher has shaped his comedy



Step and Stroll, student step show

Friday, November 21st at 8:00 pm in Bishops Lounge

— co-sponsored by Community Chest, DEC, ODE, Student Activities, Perfectly Pearl, and UPC
— step routine performances by student organizations, including Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta Chi, Perfectly Pearl, and Zeta Tau Alpha 
— step teams from around the Austin area will perform as well 


Casino chip stacks over white background


Casino Night, an SU tradition

Friday, December 5th at 7:00 pm in Bishops Lounge

— blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas hold’em and slot machines
— each attendee will receive “$20,000” in poker chips, which may be used at any table
— cash your chips in at the end of the night (9:15 pm) to enter drawings for various prizes
— enjoy a sampling of mocktails and snacks

— first 35 people at Casino Night also get a prize