Monday, October 14, 2013

Family Weekend Oct. 18-20

Family weekend at SIUe kicks off this Friday the 18th at 3 p.m. The schedule includes activities for folks of all ages, but here's just a few to whet your appetite.

Glitzy and glamorous, Casino Night starts at 7:30 on Friday the 18th in the Meridian Ballroom. With a variety of casino games to play and tons of prizes to give away, the evening promises to thrill children and adults alike. A special children's area will be available for younger kids. The doors open at 7:30 and the fun continues until 11:30.

On Saturday, a free screening of the Disney/Pixar film Monsters University will be screened at 2 p.m. in Science Auditorium Room 1105. The film is a solid laugh for children of all ages as Mike and Sully of Monsters Inc. fame flashback to their years learning how to be professional scarers. A perfect film for the whole family.

Magician and comic Justin Willman, host of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars", will provide his show "Like A Magician, But Cooler" in the Meridian Ballroom at 7 p.m. Tickets are required for the show, so be sure to pick those up beforehand. Also, this show is rated PG, so parents are advised to bring younger children at their own discretion. Ticket holders are advised to arrive prior to 6:50 or their seats may be given to those on the wait list, so show up early.

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