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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

TAMIU Presents Halloween, Día de los Muertos Schedule of Activities

Courtesy Steve Harmon,

(Laredo, Texas)- Looking for a safe and fun way to enjoy this Halloween?   Bring your family and friends to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) today through Saturday, Oct. 31 for activities ranging from trick-or-treating and a Sci-fi costume contest to a talk about the Día de los Muertos tradition and a silent horror movie classic presentation, complete with full pipe organ accompaniment.

The events are open to the public and all are welcome.

A schedule of activities follows:

    * Today, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4:50 p.m., Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Information Desk area  –DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR VIEWING. Students in Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Irma Cantú’s class will set up a traditional Día de los Muertos Altar to celebrate the Mexican holiday honoring the dead. Free admission.

    * Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 2-3:30 p.m., Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, room 101 – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PRESENTATION. Dr. Irma Cantú, assistant professor of Spanish, will provide a talk in Spanish on the origin and tradition of Día de los Muertos. Free admission.


    * Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5-9 p.m., Center for the Fine and Performing Arts and Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center Front Lawn – HALLOWEEN FEST. The festival is free and families can bring children for safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, music performances and food. The schedule of activities includes: TAMIU Dance Club Presentation, 6:30 p.m.; Kids Costume Contest (ages 0-15), 7 p.m.; Glee Club Performance, 7:30 p.m.; Adult Costume Contest, 8 p.m.; and TAMIU Cheer and Dance Team Performance, 8:30 p.m. Free admission.

    * Friday, Oct. 30, Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetarium. “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” MOVIE. Show times: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4.

    * Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetarium – FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PLANETARIUM. Bring the entire family for a costume contest, family entertainment, arts and crafts, games and food. “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie show times: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Costume contest for best sci-fi characters begin at 3:45 p.m. Admission is $4.

Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m., Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall — ‘NOSFERATU’ MOVIE AND ORGAN PRESENTATION.  This will be a rare opportunity to see the highly influential silent horror film “Nosferatu,” complete with full pipe organ accompaniment. Originally released as a silent film in 1929, the film is adapted from Bram Stoker’s classic “Dracula” by director F. W. Murnau. TAMIU organist and assistant professor Colin Campbell will provide a live improvisation on the Sharkey Corrigan Pipe Organ, creating an experience that replicates how silent movies were originally presented with orchestral, or primarily organ accompaniment. Free admission.

    For more information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library.


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