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Jordan Gamble | Thursday, September 24, 2009

 

Thursday 
Free burrito day at Chipotle; Eddy Street Commons; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Free
Finally! Although it doesn’t officially open until Friday, the new Chipotle will be giving out free food all day Thursday. Conveniently located just across the street from the south edge of campus, the restaurant is one of the first attractions to open in Eddy Street Commons, and sure to be a student hotspot soon enough. Chipotle will give a free burrito and soft drink to all customers on Thursday before beginning regular business hours (and full menus) on Friday.

Friday
Tokyo String Quartet; DeBartolo Performing Arts Center; Leighton Concert Hall; 7 p.m.
$40 general public, $28 faculty/staff, $28 seniors and $15 all students
Formed in 1969 at Juilliard, the Tokyo String Quartet has traveled the world for its performances and earned dozens of awards, including seven Grammy nominations. The Quartet is celebrating its 40th anniversary, although only one of the founding members (Kazuhide Isomura, who plays viola) still performs with the group. He and the other musicians (Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda with violin and Clive Greensmith with cello) all use instruments crafted by the famous Stradivari in the 1700s. 

Saturday
Sub Movie – The Hangover; DeBartolo 101; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (also 10 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday)
$3 all students
This surprise hit of the summer is full of gross gags and wacky humor. Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper play three friends who get so wasted one night at a Las Vegas bachelor party that they wake up the next morning with hospital bracelets, a police cruiser, a tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet – and the groom (played by Justin Bartha) nowhere to be found. The cast is great together, with jokes just raunchy enough to elicit laughs.

Sunday
Psycho (1960); DeBartolo Performing Arts Center; Browning Cinema; 3:00 p.m.
$6 general public, $5 faculty/staff, $4 seniors and $3 all students
This classic by Alfred Hitchcock, about a mild-mannered motel manager who just happens to murder people, is considered the prototype for the modern horror film, and with good reason. The black-and-white film has inspired dozens of rip-offs and tokens of homage. One of them, the shot-by-shot 1998 remake by Gus Van Sant (starring Notre Dame man Vince Vaughn), can also be seen Saturday night as part of the DPAC’s weekend celebration of Hitchcock.

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Genna McCabe | Friday, September 18, 2009

 ‘Trouble the Water’ @ DPAC, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

“Trouble on the Water” offers a new perspective of Hurricane Katrina which few have been exposed to. It focuses on a couple, Kim and Scott, who document their experiences through this harrowing time. Beginning a day before the storm hits, the film tracks Kim and Scott’s journey to higher ground, their return to New Orleans and their attempts to find friends and neighbors. Part home movie, part documentary, this film is sure to offer an entirely new perspective on a defining disaster in America’s recent memory.

Total Request Fortnight @ Washington Hall, 9:30 p.m.

Put on by Fortnight Productions, Total Request Fortnight will feature live performances of songs requested by the students. Fortnight Productions is a student group sponsored by Student Activities Office. In the past they have performed the musical “Titanic” and a show titled “Songs from the 2009 Broadway Season.” Practicing all shows for a mere two weeks, Fortnight Productions works to allow otherwise busy students an opportunity to participate in musical theatre. This is sure to be an excellent show.

Best of Chicago End Zone @ Lafortune Student Center, 10 p.m. — 2 a.m.

After every home game, the Student Activities Office sponsors End Zone, a themed party of sorts which always includes music and food. The theme for this week’s End Zone is “Best of Chicago.” There will be live jazz music, food from different restaurants in Chicago, door prizes and more. You are welcome to drop by anytime between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. to take part in the fun. Also, look for more exciting End Zone themes in the future.

‘Departures’ @ DPAC, 3 p.m.

Sunday, DPAC is showing the noteworthy foreign “Departures,” winner of the 2009 Academy Award for best foreign film. It is set in Japan and centers on a professional cellist, Daigo, whose orchestra loses funding. He is forced to move to his hometown in order to find employment. He takes a job titled Departures, believing it to be at a travel agency, but comes to discover that it is actually the Japanese equivalent of an embalmer. Daigo’s wife and friends do not approve of the morbid job, but Daigo begins to find a certain sense of enjoyment and fulfillment from his new position. He takes pride in his role in helping the dead find peace in their next life as well as helping families through this difficult time. With its multilayered story-line and intriguing characters, “Departures” is sure to be touching on multiple levels.