September 12, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

Family Weekend will be held Sept. 26-28

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Bucknell University will host its annual Family Weekend Sept. 26 to 28, with numerous activities designed for Bucknell families, including bike rides, canoe/kayak trips, admissions tours and academic department open houses.

Many events are open to the community, including:

Sept. 26

  • Race and Film Series. Hallelujah, directed by King Vidor, 1929, 2 p.m., Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg.
  • Hilltop Film Series. It's a Gift, directed by Norman McLeod, 1934, 7:30 p.m., Gallery Theatre (Room 301), Elaine Langone Center.
  • Family Weekend Recital. Metta String Quartet, with Marcus Smolensky, violin; Priscilla Conrad, violin; Christopher Para, viola; and Rachel Kauffman, cello; 7:30 p.m., Rooke Recital Hall, Weis Music Building.
  • Weis Center Series. Blues-infused rock and roll with the North Mississippi Allstars, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center. Presented as part of Bucknell University's Family Weekend. Tickets: adults $20; seniors 62+ and subscribers $16; youth 18 and under $10; Bucknell employees, retirees and students (limit 2) $10; non-Bucknell college students (limit two) $10.
  • Theatre Showcase. The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder, directed by Bucknell junior Samantha Gates, 7:30 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Admission: $5.
  • Bucknell Observatory Open House, 8 to 11 p.m., with tours of the facility and the talk, "Galactic Ecology and the Lifestyles of Stars," by Prof. Ned Ladd, physics and astronomy, at 8 p.m. Weather permitting, there also will be telescopic viewing through the 1887 Clark refracting telescope.

Sept. 27

  • Theatre Showcase Matinee. The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder, directed by Bucknell junior Samantha Gates, 2 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Admission: $5.
  • Film. More than Honey, directed by Markus Imhoof, Austria, 2013, 3 p.m., Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg. Co-presented by the Department of Biology and the Animal Behavior program, introduced by Prof. Elizabeth Capaldi Evans.
  • Theatre Showcase. The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder, directed by Bucknell junior Samantha Gates, 7:30 p.m., Tustin Studio Theatre. Admission: $5.

Sept. 28

  • Concert. Bucknell Jazz Band, directed by Barry Long, and Bucknell Symphonic Band, directed by William Kenny, 2:30 p.m., Weis Center.

Family Weekend sports events include: Sept. 26: men's and women's tennis tournament; women's soccer vs. Lehigh, 7 p.m.; Sept. 27: men's and women's tennis tournament; field hockey vs. American, 11 a.m.; men's water polo vs. George Washington, 5 p.m.; football vs. Cornell, 6 p.m.; and Sept. 28: men's and women's tennis tournament.

The Downtown Gallery is hosting 20's Something, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Prof. Tulu Bayar, art, including works created in collaboration with student artists. Located at 416 Market St. in Lewisburg, viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m.

The Bertrand Library is hosting an exhibit of materials from the University Archives collection representing Bucknell's efforts to recognize diversity in its campus culture and student life, viewable during library hours in the Special Collections/University Archives Exhibit area, Lower Level I.