Weekend Events Calendar 9/23 – 9/26
Scene Staff Report | Thursday, September 23, 2010
‘Toy Story 3′
Head over to DeBartolo for a little updated nostalgia in the summer hit “Toy Story 3.”
Buzz, Woody and the whole toybox return for the third installment in the “Toy Story” saga, the one that started it all for the Disney and Pixar partnership, This time, Andy is going off to college, and his toys are going off to “retirement.”
They soon find out that their new home is a day care center, and their new owners are violently playful toddlers.
Illusionist Mike Super
Washington Hall main stage
9 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m.
Free with ND/SMC/HCC ID
A veritable superstar on the campus entertainment circuit, Mark Super has been wowing college students with his “mentalist” tricks for years. Expect to see someone levitate, snow to fall fromhis hands and many other audience-interactive illusions.
In 1997, Super (yes, that is his real name) won “Phenomenon,” an NBC television competition that was like “American Idol” for magicians. The different tricks were judged by none other than Criss Angel.
Niles Haunted House Scream Park
8 to 11 p.m.
$3 to $10 for various attractions
Start the Halloween season off right with the Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, Mich. The park features five different haunted attractions: a brand new Haunted House, Zach’s Zombie Motel, pirate ships at the Legend of Pirates Cove, a mile-long Haunted Hayride and a haunted maze at the Field of Screams.
The Niles Haunted House Scream Park runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout all of October.
‘A Town Called Panic’
Browning Cinema at DPAC
$3 for students, $4 for seniors, $6 for everyone else
Imagine “Toy Story” on acid and set on a farm.
For your requisite bit of surreal French-language cinema, check out based on a cult stop-motion animation television series, stop into DPAC. The 75-minute film follows the disjointed adventures of a bunch of farm-themed toys.
“A Town Called Panic” is earning raves from critics like Roger Ebert, who said, “It has an innocent hallucinatory charm.”