Weekend Events Calendar
Observer Scene | Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday: “Mountaintop Removal” (2007). Browning Cinema, DPAC
If you’re one of the hundreds of students to participate in one of the University’s Appalachian seminars each fall or spring break, then it’s likely that you’re familiar with the coal-mining process of mountaintop removal. If you haven’t gone on a CSC seminar, maybe if you have, or even if the Forum’s got you interested in learning more, visit the Browning Cinema tonight for the latest film in the ND Forum Films series on sustainable energy, “Mountaintop Removal.”
Directed by Michael O’Connell, this documentary examines the practice of mountaintop removal and the conflict brewing between coal companies and West Virginian activists over the controversial mining technique. Tickets cost $3 for students – a small price to pay for being well-informed.
Friday: Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp at Football Fridays Block Party – 100 Block S. Michigan Street
Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp is a nationally known band famous for their Louisiana-style music. Their blend of French Creole, Cajun, Blues and Zydeco style music is heading north to South Bend for the latest in the series of Football Friday block parties being held downtown.
The bandleader, Dennis Stroughmatt, is a Francophone and an expert in French Creole music and culture, often traveling to give seminars and workshops on the French presence in North America. If you’re looking for a night of spirited New Orleans soul, look no further. Tickets are $5 per person, and two-for-one tickets will be sold from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday night. Students can purchase tickets at the College Football Hall of Fame and the South Bend Marriott Hotel.
Saturday: Images from the Era of the French Revolution. Snite Museum of Art
If you’ve got some free time before Saturday’s football game, or if you’re looking for some high art entertainment away from the gridiron, visit the Snite Museum this Saturday.
The Museum is currently featuring an exhibit called “Images from the Era of the French Revolution,” a collection of French drawings and paintings that rose out of the turbulent years of the Revolution and the Terror.
The exhibit is inspired by a collaborative conference to be held in the Annenberg Auditorium in October, “New Paradigms for Revolutionary Studies: French-American Colloquium.”
Sunday: Mighty Clouds of Joy – Visiting Artist Series; Leighton Concert Hall
With almost 50 years of experience singing gospel music, and over 30 albums to their name, Mighty Clouds of Joy are legendary gospel artists. Their impressive praise and worship repertoire gives way to the faith and understanding of the group’s members, whose love for their craft is obvious. “Folks find something in gospel that they don’t’ find in any other kind of music,” Joe Ligon, lead vocalist of Mighty Clouds of Joy, told the DPAC Web site. “They know Christ is real – even though they’ve never seen Him, because they can feel his presence in gospel music.” The latest in the DPAC’s series of Visiting Artists, Mighty Clouds of Joy will perform at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for students cost a mere $15, a solid discount given the $40 price tag for general admission.
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