Weekend Events Calendar
Observer Scene | Thursday, January 29, 2009
Thurs: The Films of Yuri Norstein: An Animator’s Journey, Browning Cinema, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
The Russian want-to-be painter turned award-winning animator Yuri Norstein’s film selections will play in DeBartolo’s Browning Cinema this weekend to a crowd that is sure to be entertained. Norstein has accomplished much as an animator, having studied at an art school before eventually finding work at studio Soyuzmultfilm in 1961 where he got his start in the animation industry. His unique use of multiple glass planes to give his animations a three-dimensional look and decision not to use computers to create his animations make his productions truly unique. Witness a glimpse of his masterpieces this tonight. Tickets are $6, $5 for faculty/staff, $4 for seniors and $3 for all students.
Fri: Paul Aldrich at the Morris Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
With a motto of being Pure Comedy – 100 percent clean and100 percent funny – Paul Aldrich promises to tear up audiences this weekend with his stand-up comedy and musical impressions (ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Bono to Adam Sandler). Not only does he promise to deliver humorous lines, but he also guarantees to do it with a Christian mindset. “[I] use humor and music as vehicles to touch hearts with the good news of Jesus Christ,” said Morris. His funny parody of the Beatles’ “Let It Be” entitled “Let it Be/Hillary” about Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidency is just a sample of the material that is sure to come Friday night.
Sat: Happy Go Lucky (2008), Browning Cinema, 3:00, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sally Hawkins’ Golden Globe winning performance, as the unnaturally cheerful Poppy in the Oscar-nominated “Happy Go Lucky,” will bring a smile to your face as you watch this quirky woman tackle the challenges life presents her with endless doses of optimism. Faced with various tests, such as the stealing of her bike (her only means of transportation), an unrequited lover’s pursuit of her and an intense sisterly feud, Poppy still manages to keep a bright outlook and refuses to let problems get her down. Take a leaf out of Poppy’s book this weekend and learn how to always have a PMA – positive mental attitude – no matter what life throws your way. Tickets are $6, $5 for faculty/staff, $4 for seniors and $3 for all students.
Sun: Thiemo Jansenn: 2008-2009 Organ Recital Series, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, 2:30 and 5:00 p.m.
Hamburg, Germany’s very own Thiemo Janssen will be visiting the Notre Dame campus this weekend for a special performance of his Organ Recital Series. After having studied in Hanover, Lyon and Hamburg with the famous Louis Robilliard and Wolfgang Zerer, he became choirmaster and organist at St. Nikolaur Kirche in Friedrichshafen. Because of his amazing talent on the organ he has also been selected to regularly play concerts at the Basilika in Weingarten, Sanit-Germain-des-Pres in Paris and the cathedral in Brussels. Don’t miss the opportunity to be dazzled by the magic he will create Sunday afternoon on the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall’s beautiful instrument.
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