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Observer Scene | Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thursday: “Shaun of the Dead” at Legends, midnight.

In light of this spooky holiday season, Legends is getting into the horror game by sponsoring a showing of the 2004 British film “Shaun of the Dead.” This spot-on parody spoofs classic zombie movies while still scaring up its share of chills and Halloween thrills.

In the film, slackerish Shaun (Simon Pegg) attempts to win back his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) while he and his buffoon best friend Ed (Nick Frost) battle hoards of flesh-eating zombies across their North London neighborhood. Not to be missed.

Friday: Notre Dame Glee Club Fall concert, Leighton Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

If your Halloween plans won’t start until the wee hours of All Hallow’s Eve, spend the earlier portion of your evening with the men of the Notre Dame Glee Club. Their seasonal concert will feature several of their traditional stand-bys, classic Notre Dame music, and a variety of other liturgical and secular pieces. The concert will also feature several of the smaller ensembles within the Glee Club, as well as some spooky Halloween-type selections. Also, watch for sales of the group’s albums outside of the concert hall. Tickets cost $8, $6 for faculty and staff, $5 for seniors and $3 for students.

Saturday: “Dracula” at the South Bend Civic Theatre, 8 p.m.

Yes, it’s the day after Halloween, but why not keep the spooky spirit alive another night?

The South Bend Civic Theatre, minutes from both the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s campuses, will feature performances of “Dracula” all weekend. As the Count himself says in the play, “I want your fear . . . for your fear renders your veins rich and full.”

The play is an adaptation by Steven Dietz of the original Bram Stoker novel. Visit www.artseverywhere.com for more information. Tickets cost $17 and there is also a midnight showing on Friday.

Sunday: The Alison Brown Quartet, Leighton Concert Hall, 2 p.m.

Ever given bluegrass a try? Even if you’ve never seen a banjo, the Alison Brown Quartet is sure to impress. Alison Brown is a Grammy-winning banjo artist who has worked with a variety of bluegrass performers, including Alison Krauss. Billboard magazine once likened Brown’s banjo playing to “James Taylor’s voice or B.B. King’s guitar” for its unique style and beauty. Tickets cost $38, $30 for faculty and staff, $28 for seniors and $15 for students.

Contact Analise Lipari at alipari@nd.edu.

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Observer Scene | Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thursday: Gary Cosay FTT Talk. 5 p.m. Browning Cinema

Gary Cosay will speak at the latest in a series of talks presented by the Film, Television and Theater Department at the Browning Cinema. Cosay, a veteran of the industry with over fifty years of experience in media entertainment, will discuss his life as an agent, beginning with his first job at William Morris as an agent trainee. During his career he has represented a variety of entertainment figures, including producer David E. Kelley. The event is free but ticketed; call the ticket office at (574) 631-2800 to reserve tickets.

Friday: College Humor Live Tour with Neal Brennan and TJ Miller. 10 p.m. Legends

Are you a fan of the videos, pictures and articles at collegehumor.com? Check out the best College Humor has to offer at Legends on Friday night. The College Humor Live Tour will feature a group of stand-up comedians. Neal Brennan has written for “Chapelle’s Show” and you may recognize TJ Miller as the cameraman from the movie “Cloverfield.”

In the past the tour has included the likes of Dan Levy, Aziz Ansari and others, and also has permanent shows in New York and Los Angeles.

Saturday: “The Butler Did It.” 7:30 p.m. Everest-Rohrer Chapel at Bethel College

Whodunnit? Students at Bethel College are asking audiences to figure out the mystery in their performance of “The Butler Did It,” a spoof play by Tim Kelly. In “The Butler Did It,” a society dowager named Miss Maple stages a murder mystery party with a group of detective writers, only to find the mystery turned real when a real murder takes place.

Tickets are $12 for the public and $10 for seniors and students. For ticket information, call (574) 807-7763 or visit www.artseverywhere.com.

Sunday: “Maxim Kantor: Selections from the Wasteland and Metropolis Print Suites” at the Snite Museum of Art.

Lazy Sunday afternoons got you down? Get yourself some culture by visiting the Snite to check out their fall exhibit on the etchings of Russian artist Maxim Kantor. Kantor’s “Wasteland” print suite examines the late Soviet era and the chaos of the new Russian state, while “Metropolis” is a blend of images inspired by art, print and photography and encompassing a powerful blend of mythology, society, history and geography. The exhibition will run until Nov. 23.

Contact Analise Lipari at alipari@nd.edu.

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Observer Scene | Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thurs: Krispy Kremes and Karaoke at Legends

Never thought you’d see these two together, huh? Thanks to the creative folks at Legends, you’re in luck if you find yourself craving fried desserts and public singing in one night of entertainment. Whether or not you know the literal translation of “karaoke” (“empty” and “orchestra,” according to the wise words of Wikipedia), we suggest checking out what will hopefully be the latest in a long series of donut-themed karaoke nights at Notre Dame’s on-campus club. Krispy Kremes and Karaoke starts at midnight.

Fri: The Hot Club of San Francisco at DPAC

The Hot Club of San Francisco, a swing band, will be appearing at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center this Friday at 8 p.m. in a multimedia event called “Silent Surrealism.” The band will perform live jazz while five silent films from the early 20th century will be shown on screen in the DPAC’s Leighton Concert Hall. These films include “It’s A Bird” and “Now You Tell One” by Charlie Bowers, as well as others from the era. No doubt a unique experience for the adventurous concertgoer, the performance should prove to be a highly interesting one for any fan of music, film or both.

Sat: Kennedy’s Kitchen at Brighid’s Irish Pub

Students are likely familiar with Kennedy’s Kitchen, a traditional Irish band who often play at Fiddler’s Hearth in downtown South Bend. Kennedy’s Kitchen, who have performed with the Chieftans and Tommy Makem, as well as in a variety of music venues and Irish festivals, will play this Saturday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Brighid’s Irish Pub. Often mixing stories, Irish tales and ballads into their concerts along with traditional music, the band is sure to provide locals and visitors alike with a solid night of entertainment. Who knows – maybe you’ll see a jig or two. Brighid’s Irish Pub is located at 52890 SR-933 North in South Bend.

Sun: “Dr. Strangelove” at DPAC

“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” is nothing short of a film classic. Made at the height of the Cold War nuclear neurosis in the early 1960s, the film is a star turn by Peter Sellers, who plays no less than three roles. “Dr. Strangelove” features an impressive ensemble cast including George C. Scott, Slim Pickens as Maj. T.J. “King” Kong, and even a young James Earl Jones. For fans of film, outrageous comedy and political jibes, any airing this 1964 classic is not to be missed. The film shows at 3 p.m. Tickets are free, but must be reserved ahead of time by calling the Ticket Office at 574-631-2800.

Contact Analise Lipari at alipari@nd.edu.