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Weekend Events Calendar

Genna McCabe | Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday: “The Blind Side,” Debartolo 101 @ 10 p.m.
“The Blind Side” depicts the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless young African American boy who is taken in by a white family, the Tuohys. Through their loving support, Oher excels both in football and athletics, eventually becoming a first round draft pick for the NFL. In developing their relationship, the Tuohys and Oher make important discoveries about themselves and each other. The all-star cast includes Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock, who won an Oscar for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy. “The Blind Side” is also showing Friday and Saturday nights at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Friday: Ras Souljah, Legends @ 10 p.m.
Ras Souljah comes to Legends this Friday, bringing their reggae beats and uplifting attitudes to Notre Dame. The band, started by band members Timothy and La Donna Flynn, began in the early 90s but only became Ras Souljah with its current name and line-up in 2002. They specialize in reggae style, playing their own originals as well as popular covers. Based on an ideology of “positive and uplifting consciousness,” the band is certain to bring a high energy, dynamic show to Legends. And don’t forget to stick around afterwards for Hip Hop night, one of the most popular nights at Legends.

Saturday: Sister Hazel, Legends @ 10 p.m.
Sister Hazel will perform Saturday night at Legends. An alternative band out of Gainesville, Fla., Sister Hazel has been together and making music since 1994. Their music is featured on many popular films including “The Wedding Planner,” “American Wedding” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” Most recently, they released an album in 2009 entitled “Release,” which was the number one album on iTunes the day of its release. If spring weather and looming graduation isn’t enough to make you nostalgic, this band will surely do the trick, as they will likely play many of their hits from the past 15 years, and some new stuff too.

Sunday: “Taxi Driver,” DeBartolo Performing Arts Center @ 3 p.m.
As part of the PAC Classic 100 Film series at DPAC, “Taxi Driver” will be shown Sunday at 3 p.m. Starring Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd, this film follows the intense troubling story of a taxi driver, Travis Bickle (Scorsese), who is so disgusted by the low-life New York clientele he serves that he goes on a murderous rampage. As hard as Bickle tries to connect with people around him, he is so engrossed in his own alienation that he turns to violence. Scorsese plays Bickle with a brilliantly haunting quality which makes the film all the more real.