All-Campus Celebration of the Inauguration of President Zimmer.
The inauguration of Robert Zimmer as the University’s 13th President will be followed by a campus-wide celebration that will include food and entertainment for members of the University. President Zimmer returned to Chicago from Brown University, where he had served as provost since 2002. Prior to his position at Brown, Zimmer was a University faculty member and administrator for more than two decades. While some inauguration events are by invitation only, everyone is welcome to attend the celebration and to view the inaugural convocation at 10 a.m. by Webcast at http://inauguration.uchicago.edu, or by live video feed in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., or Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.
John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween has become a classic in the horror film genre and has spawned numerous sequels. Michael Myers, a killer teen who has escaped from a mental institution, returns to his hometown to terrorize the community. Doc Films will host a midnight screening on Halloween night and invites all who attend to dress in costumes. The costumed will get in free, and will be judged after the film in Doc’s first Halloween costume contest. Admission is $4 for non-costumed attendees.
This family friendly event invites adults and kids to get up close and personal with a mummy, discover painted coffins or bring your own costume and join the ancient-style parade led by Kidworks Touring Theater Co. The evening also will offer an interactive performance based on tales from ancient Egypt, “The Pharaoh, the Sphinx, and the Curse of the Mummy.” Suggested for children ages 5 and up, with an adult. For more information, call (773) 702-9507.
University Symphony Orchestra
The annual Halloween concert will invoke strong women past and present, featuring “Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance” by Barber, “Dance of the Seven Veils” from R. Strauss’ Salome, “Bacchanale” from Saint-Saëns’ Samson & Dalila and more. Barbara Schubert will conduct, with appearances by the Hyde Park School of Ballet and the University Chorus. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Artists and performers are invited to attend in costume, and Mandel Hall will be decorated for the occasion.