Oct. 13, 1994
Vol. 14, No. 4

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    University of Chicago Calendar Highlights Oct. 13-27, 1994


    Homecoming 1994, which kicked off yesterday with balloons and free burritos distributed on the Main Quadrangle, continues with a lineup of special events through Saturday, Oct. 15.

    Sign-up for the float-building contest, sponsored by Jacobs Bros. Bagels, continues today at the Student Activities Office, Ida Noyes 210. The contest is open to any group of University students or staff or faculty members interested in building a float -- either mobile or stationary -- in honor of Homecoming. Entries must be completed by noon on Saturday, when a team of judges will begin its review of the floats. The winner, to be announced at half-time during the Homecoming football game, will receive a party catered by Jacobs Bros. Bagels.

    Events continue today, Oct. 13, with the world premiere of University Theater's Sitcom (see story on page 5), where television situation comedy meets improvisational theater in an original production created, produced and performed by University students.

    On Friday, Oct. 14, disc jockey Steve Fisher of Q101 radio (101.1 FM), will broadcast his show live from 2 to 7 p.m. from the field north of Bartlett Gymnasium. A new video game from Panasonic will be on-site, and free merchandise will be distributed.

    After the radio broadcast, the fun will continue in Bartlett Field as fall-sport team captains, cheerleaders and the pep band join Head Football Coach Richard Maloney in leading the University community in a pep rally to cheer on the Maroons for Saturday's Homecoming football game against the University of Rochester.

    Following the pep rally, the Council on University Programming will revive a long-lost tradition when the Homecoming dance begins at 9 p.m. in Ida Noyes Hall. Bedecked in maroon, silver and black, the Cloister Club will shimmer with disco lights, and disc jockey Frito Le will spin tunes. Beverages and light food will be provided. Dress is casual; admission is free.

    Activities on Saturday, Oct. 15, will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a parade -- including University groups, pedestrians and mobile Homecoming floats -- that will depart from Henry Crown Field House, picking up participants as it goes. It will stop at Stagg Field, where the Student Alumni Association will distribute Homecoming cups, kazoos and free food. The football game will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Stagg Field.

    Homecoming festivities will culminate in the annual Blues & Ribs party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Ida Noyes Hall. A blues band will entertain, and free barbecued ribs and other refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

    For more information, call the Student Activities Office at 702-9554.


    A Dracula look-alike contest will precede the screening of Nosferatu, one of the first cinematic treatments of Bram Stoker's Dracula, on Saturday, Oct. 15. The film will begin at 8 p.m. in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

    Organist Wolfgang Ruebsam will perform an original score to accompany the silent film, which has English inter-titles. Tickets are $7, $5 with student ID, and will be available at the door. Contest prizes will include desserts-for-two at Spoonful restaurant in Hyde Park, a copy of the film Nosferatu and tickets to the organ-recital series at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.


    Ancient mummies, painted coffins and a Book of the Dead await participants in the Oriental Institute Museum's annual "Mummy's Night" program from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    This family event will include gallery tours, new hands-on museum activities and a screening of Mummies Boys, a cartoon short featuring the Three Stooges. The event will also feature free refreshments and treats.

    "Mummy's Night" is free and open to the public. For more information, call 702-9507.


    Samuel Beckett's Fin de Partie (Endgame) will be presented by France's Theatre de la Manufacture of the Centre Dramatique National Nancy Lorraine at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Court Theatre.

    Performed in French under the direction of Charles Tordjman, Fin de Partie explores the final game in the hour of death for four characters who believe themselves to be the sole survivors of the Apocalypse.

    Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors or with UCID. A program guide in English will be available. For tickets, call 753-4472.