Halloween brings howling good time to campus

O.A.R. on campus, A-10 match-ups and music recitals haunt Xavier for the weekend | October 31, 2003

Reggae and roots rock band O.A.R. is performing a Halloween concert on campus Friday night as part of its national tour promoting its first major label album, In Between Now and Then. Sponsored by Xavier’s student activities council, the tour includes special guest performers Michael Franti and his band, Spearhead, whose new album “Bomb the World” hit stores in August. Doors at the Cintas Center open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Xavier students, $15 for non-Xavier students and $20 for the general public. For more information, call 513 745-3534.

On a more dramatic stage, the Xavier Players student theater group is presenting three weekend performances of Pulitzer prize-winner August Wilson’s Fences in the Gallagher Student Center theater. The play deals with issues of pride, dignity and both literal and figurative fences. Performances are Friday, Oct. 31, Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students, children, faculty and staff. For more information, call 513 745-3576 or e-mail neumeyer@xavier.edu.

In yet another breed of performance on campus this weekend, the music department is presenting the first of two weekend student recitals in Edgecliff Hall’s Long Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. The recital features performances by music students Grace Earley, Dana Hunter, Lindsey Simons, Ken Dawson, Phil Revekank and Eric Donaldson. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.

They might not be dressing up as Musketeers for Halloween, but many student-athletes are fighting on their respective Atlantic 10 battlefields this weekend. Friday, the women’s soccer team travels to St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., for a 2:00 p.m. game after last week’s win against A-10 LaSalle University in the team’s final home game of the season. Also Friday, The volleyball team travels to Philadelphia, Pa., to face LaSalle for a 7:00 p.m. A-10 match. The men’s soccer team is staying on campus for some on-field kick-or-treating Friday versus St. Bonaventure for an A-10 game at home at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday,the men’s basketball team begins its preseason, hosting EA Sports All-Stars for an exhibition game at 2:00 p.m. Earlier that morning, the rifle team competes against the University of Tennessee-Martin at the Walsh Memorial Range at 9:00 a.m. Rifle’s home opener was victorious last weekend, yielding a defeat against Jacksonsville State University. At 9:30 a.m., the men’s and women’s swim teams welcome the University of Louisville for a home meet in the sports center. And the cross country teams head to the Atlantic 10 Championships at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia, Pa., after a strong run in last weekend’s Duquesne Invitational.

Saturday evening, the music department presents its second student recital, featuring Justin Dudley, at 7:30 p.m. in Edgecliff Hall’s Long Recital Hall. For more information, call 513 745-3801.

In the spirit of continuing the Halloween celebration a day later, the Men 4 Others theme house is hosting its third annual Halloween dance party Saturday at 10:15 p.m. at its 3728 Ledgewood Ave. house. Guests are asked to dress up in their favorite Halloween garb and join the party, where prizes are being given for the best costumes. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 513 351-5628 or e-mail jilavelle3@hotmail.com.

On Sunday, Nov. 2 the swing/jazz series welcomes Warren Vache with the Phil DeGreg trio plus strings. The live performance of swing ballads is in the Gallagher Student Center theater at 7:00 p.m. Warren Vache has pleased audiences worldwide with his trumpet for nearly three decades through his recordings and performances on stage, screen, radio and television. Accompaning Vache is the Phil DeGreg trio, featuring Cincinnati native DeGreg, a finalist in the 1996 Great American Jazz Piano Competition. For more information, call 513 745-3161 or e-mail heim@xu.edu.

Also Sunday, the men’s and women’s soccer teams face Duquesne University. The women’s team travels to Pittsburgh for a 1:00 p.m. game, while the men’s team hosts Duquesne on campus for a simultaneous match.