September 17, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

Family Weekend

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host its annual Family Weekend Sept. 27 to 29.

In addition to activities designed for Bucknell families, several events are open to the community, including:

Friday, Sept. 27

  • Film/Media Studies Classroom Screening. "Fight Club," directed by David Fincher, 1999, 2 p.m., Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg. Free; open to the public.
  • Weis Center Series. An acoustic show with Josh Ritter and his trio, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center. Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors 62 and older, $16, students and youth 18 and under, $10. Folk musician Sam Amidon will open the show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Hilltop Film Series. "Mongolian Ping Pong, " directed by Ning Hao, China, 2005, 7:30 p.m., Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center.
  • Showcase Series. "All the Great Books (abridged)" from the Reduced Shakespeare Co., directed by Bucknell junior Logan Kauffeld, 8 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Admission: $5.
  • Bucknell Observatory Open House, 8 to 11 p.m. The event includes tours of the observatory and the short talk, "Comets: Myths, Mysteries and Marvels," by physics professor Ned Ladd at 8 p.m., (plus telescopic observing if the weather permits)

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • Lewisburg Community Garden second annual Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., intersection of St. Anthony and N. Water St., Lewisburg. Events include games, face painting, music, local farmers, food trucks, a watermelon-eating contest and more.
  • Poetry Path Tour, featuring yoga with Cheri Orndorf, 2 p.m., beginning at Bucknell Hall. [rain location: Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell Hall]
  • Showcase Series. "All the Great Books (abridged)" from the Reduced Shakespeare Co., directed by Bucknell junior Logan Kauffeld, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Admission: $5.

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • Sept. 29. Second Annual Bucknell University Symphonic Band and Bucknell Jazz Band concert, 2:30 p.m., Weis Center. Free; no tickets required. The symphonic band, directed by William Kenny, will feature music by John Williams, Eric Whitacre and others; the jazz band, directed by Barry Long, will perform the music of Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer and others.

Sports and exhibitions
Family Weekend sports events include: Sept. 27: women's volleyball vs. Navy, 7 p.m.; and Sept. 28: field hockey vs. Colgate, noon; men's soccer vs. Army, 4 p.m.; women's volleyball vs. American, 5 p.m.; football vs. Sacred Heart, 6 p.m.

The Samek Art Gallery is hosting two exhibitions. "do it" is 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. "Strange Bedfellows," curated by Amy Cancelmo, explores collaborative practice in historical and contemporary queer art. Samek Art Gallery hours are: Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Downtown Art Gallery is hosting the exhibition, "Cheryl Kelley: Detailed." A series of high revved, high shine photorealist oil paintings of all-American muscle cars. Located at 416 Market St. in Lewisburg, viewing hours are Friday noon to 7 p.m. and weekends noon to 5 p.m.

The Bertrand Library is hosting the photography exhibition, "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.