Joy Bian ’17
Bored on the weekend? Instead of staying in bed all day long, why not step out of your confined small room and do something interesting?
Check out the annual Viennese Ball, the Military Appreciation Football Game below and much more to enrich your weekend experience.
UR Ballroom Dance Club’s 30th Annual Viennese Ball
The University of Rochester Ballroom Dance Club will hold its 30th annual Viennese Ball on Saturday night at the May Room, Wilson Commons. As usual, the club will begin with warmup activities as a crash course in Viennese Waltz at 7 p.m. for those who want to learn and polish their skills in dancing before the ball. The event will officially start at 8 p.m. with live music, dancing performance and more until midnight.
Dress in formal attire if you want to come. This year’s theme is blue and gold.
Prizes will be given out for the best-dressed dancers. Tickets for the event are available at the Common Market–$10 for undergraduates, $12 for UR affiliates and $15 for the general public.
The Ballroom Dance Club was founded in 1992 and is well-known for its annual performance at the Activities Fair and Rochester Fringe Festival. They offer four and five-week dancing courses every semester such as Viennese Waltz, Salsa, Cha-cha, Tango, Foxtrot etc. It is always a wonderful opportunity to learn social partner dances with those fantastic professional instructors from the Rochester area.
Dress up for Saturday and get yourself moving. This will be a magical and fun night for everyone.
2nd annual Salute to our Military–Military Appreciation Football Game
The Veteran’s Alliance at the University of Rochester will have their Military Appreciation Football Game on Saturday at Fauver Stadium. The Yellowjackets host the Union Dutchmen at noon.
This is an annual event held to provide great network opportunity for military veteran students, staff, faculty and alumni and their families.
All attendees are invited to a tailgate with the families of the UR football players and members of the University’s Veterans Alliance. The social activities will start at 10:30 in Friel Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Hall. Pre-game festivities will begin on the field at 11:45 at Fauver, including UR’s NROTC Color Guard presentation and National Anthem by the UR Pep Band. The first 100 fans will also receive a University of Rochester Military Appreciation Game football.
Come and enjoy the game to show your support for the armed forces.
NJR Presents: Best of the Brits
No Jacket Required will perform live music at the May Room on Friday night. Stop by at 8 and bring your tea cups and snacks on your way to the May Room. Enjoy songs by The Beatles, The Who, Duran Duran, Adele, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Muse, David Bowie, Queen and many more.
Tickets are sold at the Common Market–$3 for students and $5 for the community. Have fun listening to these amazing music talents.
The University of Rochester Cinema Group will hold two movie screenings this weekend at Hoyt Auditorium. Ant-Man will be shown at 7, 9:30 p.m. and midnight this Friday and Saturday. A Space Odyssey will be shown on Sunday at 7, 10:15 p.m..
Here is the brief introduction of the two movies.
Ant-Man: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. The total run time will be 117 minutes.
A Space Odyssey: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. The stars are Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester. The total run time will be 160 minutes.