Weekend Events Calendar
Observer Scene | Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday: “Shaun of the Dead” at Legends, midnight.
In light of this spooky holiday season, Legends is getting into the horror game by sponsoring a showing of the 2004 British film “Shaun of the Dead.” This spot-on parody spoofs classic zombie movies while still scaring up its share of chills and Halloween thrills.
In the film, slackerish Shaun (Simon Pegg) attempts to win back his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) while he and his buffoon best friend Ed (Nick Frost) battle hoards of flesh-eating zombies across their North London neighborhood. Not to be missed.
Friday: Notre Dame Glee Club Fall concert, Leighton Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
If your Halloween plans won’t start until the wee hours of All Hallow’s Eve, spend the earlier portion of your evening with the men of the Notre Dame Glee Club. Their seasonal concert will feature several of their traditional stand-bys, classic Notre Dame music, and a variety of other liturgical and secular pieces. The concert will also feature several of the smaller ensembles within the Glee Club, as well as some spooky Halloween-type selections. Also, watch for sales of the group’s albums outside of the concert hall. Tickets cost $8, $6 for faculty and staff, $5 for seniors and $3 for students.
Saturday: “Dracula” at the South Bend Civic Theatre, 8 p.m.
Yes, it’s the day after Halloween, but why not keep the spooky spirit alive another night?
The South Bend Civic Theatre, minutes from both the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s campuses, will feature performances of “Dracula” all weekend. As the Count himself says in the play, “I want your fear . . . for your fear renders your veins rich and full.”
The play is an adaptation by Steven Dietz of the original Bram Stoker novel. Visit www.artseverywhere.com for more information. Tickets cost $17 and there is also a midnight showing on Friday.
Sunday: The Alison Brown Quartet, Leighton Concert Hall, 2 p.m.
Ever given bluegrass a try? Even if you’ve never seen a banjo, the Alison Brown Quartet is sure to impress. Alison Brown is a Grammy-winning banjo artist who has worked with a variety of bluegrass performers, including Alison Krauss. Billboard magazine once likened Brown’s banjo playing to “James Taylor’s voice or B.B. King’s guitar” for its unique style and beauty. Tickets cost $38, $30 for faculty and staff, $28 for seniors and $15 for students.
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