October 21, 2013


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. Bucknell University's annual Homecoming celebration will be held Oct. 25-27, with many events open to the public.

Events requiring tickets include:

  • Oct. 25. Theatre Production. "Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer, directed by Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson, 8 p.m., Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall. Admission: $10, $5 for students, senior citizens and children.
  • Oct. 26. a concert by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center. This concert is SOLD OUT; to be placed on a wait list, call 570-577-1000. Tickets: Adults $30, seniors 62 and older, $24, students and youth 18 and under, $20.
  • Oct. 26. Theatre Production. "Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer, directed by Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson, 8 p.m., Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall. Admission: $10, $5 for students, senior citizens and children.
  • Oct. 27. Theatre Matinee. "Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer, directed by Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson, 2 p.m., Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall. Admission: $10, $5 for students, senior citizens and children.

Free events during the weekend include:

  • Oct. 25. Film/Media Studies Classroom Screening. "Life is Beautiful," directed by Roberto Benigni, Italy, 1997, 2 p.m., Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg. Free; open to the public.
  • Oct. 25. Hilltop Film Series. "La Captive," directed by Chantal Akerman, France, 2000, 7:30 p.m., Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center.
  • Oct. 25. Senior Jazz Recital. Jordan Makansi, 7:30 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building.
  • Oct. 26. Homecoming Poetry Path Tour, 10 a.m., starting at Bucknell Hall.
  • Oct. 26. Alumni Book Signings. The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film and TV by Eric Hart, a 2001 Bucknell alumnus, 10 a.m., and The Disappearance of Felix Kulp by John Wheatcroft, a 1949 Bucknell alumnus and professor emeritus of English, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble at Bucknell bookstore, Market St., Lewisburg.
  • Oct. 27. "Three Centuries of Piano" concert with Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen, 4 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building. The program will include music by Chopin, Boulez and Kilpio.

Athletic events

  • Oct. 25. Women's volleyball vs. Army at 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 26. Women's soccer vs. Holy Cross at noon; football vs. Lehigh at 1 p.m.; men's and women's swimming vs. Pittsburgh at 1 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Colgate at 4 p.m.; women's volleyball vs. Holy Cross at 5 p.m. Tickets for the football game are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and youth; $10 for reserved seating; free admission for children 12 and under.
  • Oct. 27. The Gulden 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. registration at Kenneth Langone Athletic and Recreation Center.

Exhibits

  • Special Collections/University Archives Exhibit, Bertrand Library. "Justseeds Artists' Collective Exhibit," a display of prints and ephemera from the Bertrand Library's collection of Justseeds artists' work that reflects social, environmental and political issues. Lower Level 1. Hours: Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to midnight; Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to midnight; Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Downtown Art Gallery. "Abstraction Today," an exhibition of five prominent Pennsylvania artists curated by Bridgitte Mayer. Hours: noon to 5 p.m.
  • Samek Art Gallery. "do it," a participatory process-oriented contemporary art project, conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. International artists create artworks that are sets of instructions that are interpreted, made and performed by local residents/ Hours: noon to 5 p.m.
  • Samek Art Gallery. "Strange Bedfellows," curated by Amy Cancelmo, exploring collaborative practice in historical and contemporary queer art. Hours: noon to 5 p.m.
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