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Weekend Events Calendar

Maija Gustin | Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday: Cymbeline @ DPAC @ 7:30 p.m.

Check out William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” this week at DPAC, put on by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. The play, about a princess who flees to the forest to escape her evil stepmother, runs Thursday through Sunday at DPAC. The show is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are only $15 for students and $25 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at the DPAC website or in person or by phone at the DPAC box office.

Friday: Into the Woods @ Washington Hall Lab Theatre @ 7:30 p.m.

This weekend, St. Edward’s Hall Players present “Into the Woods,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim. The story centers on unconventionally dark retellings of classic fairy tales, like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel. Notre Dame senior Brian Davenport directed, produced, and will act in the play. “Into the Woods” runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5 for students and $7 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased at the LaFortune Box Office.

Saturday: B1 Block Party @ B1 Parking Lot @ 5 p.m.

This year, the B1 Block Party, sponsored by Legends and located in the B1 parking lot just north of Legends, brings to campus great musical acts like Guster as well as Notre Dame’s own Nick Gunty and the Power 5 and Identity Crisis. DJ Fat Man Scoop will also be closing out the night, DJ-ing until 4:00 a.m. Tickets are only $10 for students, which gets you free food and non-alcoholic drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as well as fun, free activities and entrance to the concert. The doors open at 5:00 p.m., with Nick Gunty playing at 5:30, Identity Crisis at 6:30, Mayer Hawthorne at 7:30 and Guster at 9:30. Tickets can be bought online at the Legends website or on-site starting at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Kiss Me, Kate @ DPAC @ 2:30 p.m.

Loosely based on and around William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Kiss Me, Kate” is a musical about a musical adaptation of “The Taming of the Shrew” and all of the hilarity and drama that surrounds putting on the production. Presented by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, this special in concert production is running only this weekend, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are just $15 for students and $25 for the general public. They can be purchased online at the DPAC website or in person or by phone at the DPAC box office.