Halloween treats: Parties, films and 'Fantastic Animals'
Lots of wicked this way comes when Halloween events begin on campus today.
Law School Films will present "Night of the Living Dead," George Romero's classic cult horror flick about human-devouring zombies, at 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Law School Auditorium. Tickets are $2.50. For more information, call 702-1113.
A Halloween Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Four Corners Cafe at International House. The festivities will feature costumed staff members, sound effects, special decorations and such entrees and side dishes as skeleton bones (ribs) and eye of newt (black-eyed peas with rice). Prices will range from 65 cents to $6. For more information, call 753-2282.
The University Bookstore will hold a Literary Masquerade from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the General Book Department. Anyone dressed in the likeness of a literary character will have a chance to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate. All ages are invited. For more information, call 702-7712.
A menagerie of musicians in costume will present "Fantastic Animals!" in the University Symphony Orchestra's annual Halloween concert. Conducted by Barbara Schubert, the concert will feature spooky special effects and a program of Tchaikovsky's Suite from "Swan Lake," Griffes' "The White Peacock," Elliott Carter's "The Minotaur Suite," Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" and selections from John Williams' "Jurassic Park." Performances will be at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in Mandel Hall. The concert is free, but donations of $4, $2 for students and children, are requested. For more information, call the Music Department at 702-8484.
International House Halloween festivities will continue with the Belgian Halloween Party II, a masquerade dance sponsored by Belgian students at I-House. Guests are encouraged to come in costume for refreshments and music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the International House Assembly Hall. Admission is free; UCID required. For more information, call 753-2274.
Beginning shortly after the witching hour of midnight on Saturday, Oct. 30, Doc Films and WHPK-FM will present the 1993 film "Gift" (the German word for "poison"). The film, described as a "hallucinatory fictional biography" of Perry Ferral of the band Jane's Addiction, will be screened in Max Palevsky Cinema. Admission will be $3, $1 for anyone in costume. Call the 24-hour film line at 702-8575 for more information.
A Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party, sponsored by Crossroads International Student Center, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The group will meet to go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, then return to the center for hot cider and snacks. Children and adults are invited to come in costume. Crossroads is located at 5621 S. Blackstone Ave. Call 684-6060 for more information.
The International House Film Society will celebrate the eve of All Saints' Day with a double feature beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. "Nosferatu," the original vampire classic filmed in 1922, will be shown first, followed by the 1979 remake, "Nosferatu the Vampyre." Tickets for the Halloween show are $3, $2 for I-House residents. For more information, call 753-2274.