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Past Events

Thu, Dec 9, 2021

Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break

MSB is back!! We’re taking *space* from finals and going on an intergalactic journey through the stars. Join us for a night of cosmic-themed games, trivia, and crafts. Grab a free breakfast burrito, enjoy our balloon and caricature artists, and find out if your stars are aligned from our card readers. Out-of-this-world opportunity drawings will be happening all night long! We head to a galaxy far far away on Thursday, December 9 from 9pm-1am in Montezuma Hall. See you there, space cowboy!

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall

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Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Aztec Nights: We're All in This Together

A night of Karaoke, Trivia and character Look-a-Like contests from one of your favorite Disney movie franchises of all time! Enjoy yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and lunchbox snacks at the school cafeteria! Play golf at the Lava Spring Country Club! Get’cha head in the game with basketball and baseball fun! It'll be Fabulous!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Aztec Nights: Bizarre Nights

Welcome to Bizarre Nights! Where curiosity meets the unexpected. This event will feature a combination of circus acts, fortune tellers, airbrush tattoo artist, caricature artists, escape rooms, live DJ and REPTILES!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Feb 11, 2022

Aztec Nights: High Stakes at State!

“Spring” into 2022 with High Stakes at State in the Union! Join us for a night of casino games, magic performances, and casino fun. Enjoy a mocktail and test your luck during our hourly opportunity drawings. Come with friends or show up solo - there’s lots to look forward to at High Stakes at State!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Feb 18, 2022

Aztec Nights: Midnight Movies - Encanto

We don't talk about Bruno, but we're definitely talking about Encanto. Join us as we watch and sing along to the latest Disney musical, enjoy some movie snacks, and compete in trivia to see who is the biggest Disney fan out there!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Food Truck Night, Presented By Aztec Nights

From the people that bring you Aztec Nights, it's Food Truck Night! Stop on by with your friends and grab some late night eats. We've got pizza, nachos, and even churros for those with a sweet tooth. Check-in required with current Red ID number.

WHEN: 9:00pm-5:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Fri, Apr 8, 2022

SDSU Pow Wow

The Annual San Diego State University Powwow is a cultural and social event that is held to bring together the Native American community to SDSU. SDSU has the reputation of having one of the longest running powwows ran by a university in California. This event is open to all members of the public and SDSU community and includes dance contests, cultural displays, arts and craft booths, food vendors, various informational booths and more!

WHEN: 10:00am-7:00pm

WHERE: ENS Field

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Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Aztec Nights: A Night of Drag Pageantry

SDSU's premier drag pageant is BACK! April 22nd at 10PM in the Student Union, seven of SDSU's very own drag performers will go head to head in a battle for the crown! Not only will they showcase their talent, but they'll walk in sickening lewks judged by our distinguished panel of judges: @mxsstjames @luxethedragqueen @christionrinae @themariamt and @adonyssilluzion ! With a very special guest appearance from SHUGA CAIN (@missshugacain) from RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE! Who will win? Who are you rooting for? Find out Friday, April 22nd, in the Aztec Student Union Courtyard!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Thu, May 5, 2022

Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break Y2K Rewind

Gather your friends and debate the best Top 20 MTV countdown of all time while you tune into this semester’s Midnight Study Break! Your favorite songs may be featured in the Trivia-off of the decade. Everyone has the chance to win with all new prizes and games! Whether you're coming to conquer competitions, feast on treats, or simply experience a night of nostalgia, you are guaranteed to have some fun! Don’t miss it on Thursday, May 5, from 9PM to 1AM. 

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall, Montezuma Hall

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Fri, Aug 19, 2022

Aztec Nights First Night Fest

We invite new students to kick of the new school year at Aztec Nights First Night Fest! There will be music and dancing, inflatables and games, free food, giveaways, and more! This is a great opportunity to have fun with your fellow students and celebrate the start of your SDSU adventures together. Event runs 9pm – 1am on Campanile Walkway. Bag check is required.

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Sat, Aug 20, 2022

Aztec Nights SDSU Block Party

New and returning students, come and enjoy what the SDSU community has to offer. Enjoy a variety of different foods, inflatables, activities, dancing, and more! Meet new students, build community and embrace the diversity within SDSU.  Co-hosted by One SDSU Community.

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Sun, Aug 21, 2022

Movie Nights Movie Under the Stars

Looking for a chill night before the start of classes? Join your friends for a night under the stars watching a movie in the Aztec Student Union Courtyard. Grab a seat and some classic movie snacks at this event!

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Thu, Aug 25, 2022

Aztec Nights Pump Up the Gym

Pump up the Gym (Pump It UP!) is an event designed to be a high energy environment to welcome students to the brand new Aztec Recreation Center. The DJ will pump up the volume by playing music styles popularized in the 90’s. Our featured activity will be inflatable archery tag, think robin hood meets paintball! The gymnasium will be jumping with inflatable activities like the colorful obstacle course, inflatable jousting, 3D Twister, Axe Throwing Game, and more

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Aztec Recreation Center

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Fri, Aug 26, 2022

Aztec Nights Carnival: Night 1

Enjoy the Old West Frontier on the Mesa! Campanile Walkway will be transformed with thrilling carnival rides, game booths, prizes, music and delicious food, all with an old-time western flair!  Co hosted by Residence Education and New Student and Parent Programs.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Sat, Aug 27, 2022

Aztec Nights Carnival: Night 2

Space–the Final Frontier! Campanile Walkway will be transformed with thrilling carnival rides, game booths, prizes, music, and delicious food! It will be Out-of-this-World! Co hosted by Residence Education and New Student and Parent Programs.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Fri, Sep 2, 2022

Aztec Nights Dragstravaganza After Dark

Now is the time to glow in the dark! Drag returns to Aztec Nights in Dragstravaganza: After Dark! This brand new format of SDSU’s iconic Dragstravaganza meets drag, dance, and wanderlust in a night where folks will not only get to celebrate drag on stage, but get up close and in person with student drag performers, locals, and professional legends! Pack up the camper, and grab a glowstick - this is the drag party you’ve been waiting for.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall

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Sun, Sep 4, 2022

Aztec Night: Spiderman - No Way Home

Enter the multiverse with Aztec Nights! Enjoy a movie under the stars, with a hosted candy bar and sweet treats! Test your knowledge of the Spiderman Universe with multiple trivia games and Spiderman themed prizes!  Hosted by ASUB (Associated Students Union Board)!

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Sep 9, 2022

Aztec Nights Movie Night: Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

Due to rain, we're postponing the roller skating night. Instead, join us for a cozy movie night with hot pizza as we watch Everything, Everywhere, All At Once! No wristbands required, just bring or know your Red ID number. One guest (18+) per student is welcome to attend with a valid ID.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Sat, Sep 10, 2022

Aztec Nights Back 2 Skool

"They're going back". Take a trip back to the good times, when crust on or off your PB+J was the only major choice of the day. Crafts, games, trivia, an prizes. Go back to school after you go back to school!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Sep 16, 2022

Aztec Nights: Rockin' Rodeo

Saddle up for this country-themed Aztec Night! All students can come to enjoy a night of live music, line dancing, games, and free food on Friday, September 16th from 10 pm-2 am in the Aztec Student Union Courtyard. Hold onto your hats because it's going to be a good one. Hope to see you there!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Sat, Sep 17, 2022

Aztec Nights Comedy Night

It's time to laugh! Join us for Aztec Nights Comedy Night in the Aztec Student Union Theatre. Enjoy the talents of professional commedians, followed by a trivia challenge to test your knowledge of comedy movies and TV shows.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Union Theater, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Sep 23, 2022

Aztec Nights: Dance Marathon Enters the Upside Down

Students will relive each season of Stranger Things in this experience hosted by Aztec Nights and Dance Marathon. Look forward to all your favorite aspects of Hawkins! Be on the lookout for arcade games, a surprise food truck vendor, swag, prizes and more as you learn why we raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital. We hope to keep vecna and demogorgans away from this event, but no promises! Free Parking Available in P3, limited spaces, first come first served

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00pm

WHERE: Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Sep 30, 2022

Aztec Nights State Fest

A State-style music festival held right on campus! Come enjoy music festival themed treats at our open candy and boba bars in between dancing on our silent disco floor, getting airbrush tattoos, or getting your future read by an astrocartographer.

WHEN: 10:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Tula Community Center

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Fri, Oct 14, 2022

Aztec Nights Screen on the Green: Thor: Love and Thunder

Bring a blanket and join us for a movie night on Aztec Green! We're calling all cosplayers to show off your best Superhero look in our "Loki-like" costume contest! Get your photo taken with Thor, God of Thunder, and test your Marvel knowledge in 2 rounds of trivia. The first 100 attendees will get a free cape so you can show of your superhero spirit! Come join us and find out if you are worthy! Limited Free parking available in Lot P3.

WHEN: 10:00am-2:00am

WHERE: Aztec Green

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Fri, Oct 21, 2022

Aztec Nights A Poppin’ Night: APIDA-Pop Expo

Calling all anime, BTS, & K-drama fans! POP on over to the APIDA-POP Expo at the Tula Community Center on Oct 21st from 10pm-1am. Come celebrate all things APIDA-pop. There will be Asian snacks, spam musubi, anime drawing demos, Bollywood dance workshop, K-pop random dance play, cosplay contests and more. Join Aztec Nights, the APIDA Center, and APIDA student orgs for a poppin' night! Limited free parking in Lot P3.

WHEN: 10:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Tula Community Center

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Fri, Oct 28, 2022

Aztec Nights Halloweekend: Sweet & Spooky Spectacular

Don’t be scared! Whether you are looking for a good Halloween scare, or prefer a heartwarming fall classic, join us on October 28th from 10pm-2am on Campanile Walkway for a double feature movie night with mouth watering snacks and desserts! Blankets will be provided for this floor seating event. Grab a friend or a flashlight and head on over!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway, Campanile Walkway

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Sat, Oct 29, 2022

Aztec Nights Halloweekend: Fright Fest

Are you ready to dance with Dracula, skate with skeletons, and scream with spectors!? Aztec Nights hopes to make your Halloweekend full of scares, smiles, and SNACKS. Check out our haunted roller skate, photo booths, dance parties, food trucks, and more on Oct 29th from 10pm-2am on Campanile Walkway! Come in your costumes or as yourself for a night we promise won't leave you with nightmares.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Mon, Oct 31, 2022

Aztec Nights: Haunted Halloween

Don’t have plans this Halloween? Trick or Treat yourself to a fun night at the Aztec Lanes! We will provide free bowling, all your favorite games, and some spooky treats for you to enjoy!  Happy Haunted Halloween!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Aztec Lanes, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Nov 18, 2022

Aztec Nights High School Musical Sing-a-long Night

Test your High School Musical knowledge with a night of throwback songs, fun, and of course… trivia for prizes! Shoot some hoops, dance your heart out on DDR, and maybe give Just Dance a try! Don't miss out on the throwback snacks and exclusive event swag.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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