Nov. 28, 1994
Vol. 14, No. 7

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    Holiday shopping? Lots of great gifts on campus

    An extensive selection of holiday gift options is available on campus this season.

    Court Theatre is offering an array of theatrical treats this holiday season. Gift certificates for Court's upcoming plays -- the mystery-thriller Sleuth, Moliere's poetic The Misanthrope and Tom Stoppard's playful Travesties -- make dramatic gifts. Scripts, mugs and T-shirts from Court's Frida: The Last Portrait are also available. In addition, Court offers a flexible ticket package that includes five ticket vouchers redeemable in any combination and for any performance. Prices range from $80 to $104. For more information, call 753-4472.

    Also available are season passes to University Theater. Passes good for winter- and spring-quarter shows are available for $60, $40 with UCID. Single-quarter passes are $30, $20 with UCID. For more information, call 702-3414.

    The gift shop at the Smart Museum of Art offers a wide range of gift items, exhibition catalogs and children's books. Among the gifts available are collectible beaded hat pins, flipbooks by Chicago photographer Matthew Gilson, hand-carved wooden boxes from Poland, museum mouse pads, holiday cards and jewelry.

    The gift of live music can be given with a little help from the University Concert Office. Subscriptions for the four-concert Contemporary Chamber Players series are $40, $15 for students. Single tickets may be purchased for concerts in the Chamber Music Series and the International Early Music Series, as well as for the Contemporary Chamber Players concerts. For more information, call 702-8068.

    The Department of Special Collections is offering a set of notecards with reproductions from selected children's books that will be featured in the spring exhibition "Planes, Trains and Autos: The Transportation Revolution in Children's Books." Boxed sets of 10 cards, featuring five different images, are available for $10. To purchase cards, call 702-8742.

    Hillel Foundation is offering Hanukkah candles, menorahs and dreidels for sale through the last day of Hanukkah (Monday, Dec. 5) or while supplies last. For more information, call 752-1127.

    The Oriental Institute's gift shop, the Suq, is offering hand-blown glass ornaments for the holidays in addition to its usual selection of imported and reproduction jewelry, pottery and other gifts. The Suq's annual holiday sale will run from Tuesday, Dec. 6, through Wednesday, Dec. 14. Members of the Oriental Institute will receive a 20 percent discount; nonmembers, a 10 percent discount.

    The University Bookstore carries a wide variety of general books, stationery and calendars as well as University-licensed merchandise. From today, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 10, the bookstore will hold a sale of gift books in the lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

    The gift shop at International House offers wheat-straw Christmas ornaments from China and African artifacts in addition to handmade jewelry, ethnic clothing, stuffed animals and Wyler Children's Hospital holiday cards.