Tons Going on This Weekend

Wake Forest has been placing great energy and emphasis on having a vibrant campus life, and the Parent Programs office has been partnering with the Campus Life office to be able to share with you some of the things happening on campus every weekend.  There are a lot of imaginative events to appeal to students from every walk of life or interest, and we hope they will take advantage of those that interest them.  And heaven forbid your student says ‘there’s nothing to do this weekend!’ you can remind them of these activities!

Friday – February 4th, 2011

Student Union Film Series: Due Date
7 and 9:30pm, Pugh Auditorium
Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis star in this comedy about a man trying to get home to his wife who happens to be in labor. His only option ends up being to drive across the country with a strange companion. Check out the trailer here

Independence by Lee Blessing
7:30pm, The Ring Theatre in Scales Fine Arts
Come see Anthony Aston Players in this play about Independence, Iowa and the family dynamics that take place behind the “veil of friendly front porches.” Tickets are $5 at the door. Watch the promo here and RSVP on Facebook.

Downtown Gallery Hop
7-10pm, Downtown Winston-Salem
Before you graduate, you MUST participate in the downtown gallery hop. The February Hop has a special twist – an art auction! Music, food, drinks and lots of art make this an unforgettable evening. Take the Downtown Shuttle if you are looking for transportation to the event!

Saturday – February 5th, 2011

Men’s Basketball vs. Maryland (Away)
1pm, Shorty’s
Come to Shorty’s to enjoy some wings, pizza or burgers while you cheer on the Deacs against Maryland. 

Chinese New Year Celebration
1 to 5pm, Scales Fine Arts Center and Davis Lounge
This year we are celebrating the year of rabbit in a traditional Chinese way. Come join us to watch the lion dance performance, enjoy some refreshments, and participate in a dumpling making course. The performances will take place from 1 to 3pm in Lower Scales and the Dumpling Making short course will take place at 3pm in the Davis Lounge. There will be souvenirs for sale and free gifts to win. You are welcome to invite your family and friends to come with you.

Student Union Film Series: Paranormal Activity 2
7pm, Pugh Auditorium
Looking for a scary movie to enjoy with friends? Paranormal Activity 2 is playing in Pugh Auditorium for one night only. See you there! 

Live from Wake Forest: It’s Awake All Night! 
10pm to 2am, Benson University Center 
Come enjoy a ferris wheel, carriage rides, tarot card readings, casino games, delicious food and more in Benson this Saturday night. With a New York theme, you’re sure to love it!

On a related note, parents may recall an announcement about building ‘The Barn,’ which will be an on campus venue for parties, concerts and more. Construction has begun, and the Campus Life staff has some updates online.

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