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Weekend Events Calendar

Genna McCabe | Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday: “Sherlock Holmes,” DeBartolo 101, 10 p.m.
Somewhat of a departure from the traditional “Sherlock Holmes” books by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the most recent adaptation finds Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, at a bit of a crossroads. Having successfully wrapped a difficult case involving a serial killer, Watson is ready to leave the business in anticipation of his impending marriage to his fiancé. Yet the two are back at it when the serial killer rises from the dead and resumes his killing spree. As with any chapter in the “Sherlock Holmes” story, the film is full of intrigue and mystery. It also stars an excellent cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams.

Friday: The Shirt Unveiling, Bookstore, 4 p.m.
The highly anticipated revealing of “The Shirt” will occur Friday evening. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. outside of the Bookstore. The unveiling is at 5:45 p.m., but before that several campus groups are expected to perform including the Notre Dame marching band, Glee Club and Harmonia. There will also be a special appearance by Office Tim McCarthy as well as an appearance by new football coach Brian Kelly. T-shirts will be $11 for students, but you may only purchase two. Be sure to come out with your friends, enjoy some free food and drinks and celebrate the kick off of a great new football season.

Saturday: Parachute with the Carter Twins, Legends, 10 p.m.
A pop rock band hailing from Charlottesville, Va., Parachute released its debut album, “Losing Sleep,” in May 2009. The album debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard Top 200, and nearly a year later the group is still going strong. The band’s most well known song, “She Is Love,” will be familiar to pop rock fans. Parachute will be joined by the Carter Twins at Legends Saturday night. Comprised of two brothers from Akron, Ohio, the group has a country vibe and its single “Heart Like Memphis” reached No. 54 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. Following the show, stick around for the infamous Hip Hop Night.

Sunday: “As You Like It,” DPAC, 2 p.m.
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will present “As You Like It” in the Philbin Studio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Directed by visiting artist and renowned Shakespearean actor Tim Hardy, the show features Notre Dame students and members of the Michiana community. With a twisting plot full of “Banished brothers, wandering lovers, mistaken identities, an angry lion, and a wily clown,” the show is sure to be the height of Shakespearean entertainment. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for faculty, staff and seniors and $10 for students.