Genna McCabe | Thursday, December 10, 2009
‘An Education’ 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. at Browning Cinema, DPAC
Directed by Lone Sherfig, this film follows the whirlwind romance of 16-year-old Jenny, and David, a much older man. Coming of age in post-war London, Jenny is being groomed for Oxford, but feels smothered by her father and his expectations. David seems to be the encompassment of her perfect, and older man. David exposes her to the finer aspects of London culture, but Jenny is faced with a difficult decision when she begins to understand how David has become the successful business man he is. “An Education” is showing at the Browning Cinema Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ 1 p.m. at Browning Cinema, DPAC
“Turandot,” Puccini’s last opera, tells the story of Princess Turandot. A hater of men, she offers her hand in marriage to any suitor who can properly answer three riddles. If he fails, he will die. At the execution of the latest suitor, Prince Calaf is overcome by Turnadot’s beauty and vows to win her as his bride. Calaf successfully overcomes Turandot’s riddles, to her grave disappointment. Yet he offers her a riddle of his own. If she can find out his name by morning, Calaf vows to forfeit his own life. A compelling story about the puzzling nature of love, “Turandot” is an opera not to be missed.
Glee Club Christmas Concert 6 and 8:30 p.m. at DPAC
It is time, once again, for the Glee Club Christmas Concert. As always, this concert promises to be an excellent performance by Notre Dame’s own premiere all-male choral group. Including traditional Christmas carols from America and overseas, the Christmas music is sure to put you in the Holiday spirit. With the stress of finals looming and Christmas break fast approaching, it can be difficult to get in the mood for the holidays. This is an excellent way to both enjoy the sounds of the season and support the musical talent at Notre Dame.
Even the University can’t help you procrastinate on Sunday. With nothing going on around campus, it is finally time to buckle down and study for finals. So put on some comfy clothes, grab a giant mug of coffee and start fighting for one of those coveted library window seats. (If you need more ideas on where to study, please refer to the “Study Spots: Campus’ Best and Worst” article that ran earlier this week in Scene). Best of luck to everyone with finals — it will be Christmas before we know it.