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April Heats Up with Student Events

Date: April 1, 2002
By Dawn Fuller
Contact: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Archive: General News

Spring quarter will be heating up when nationally known entertainers come to the University of Cincinnati. A popular filmmaker, famous comedians and television personalities are all on the schedule of student events. Here's a look at what's scheduled for April:

Thursday, April 11

Noon-2 p.m.

Movin' on up MainStreet celebration, beginning at Sigma Sigma Commons. Student organizations are invited to join a parade that will line up at 11:30 a.m. at Sigma Sigma Commons. Led by the UC Pep Band and staff from the UC Career Development Center, the parade will travel to McMicken Commons, where the Cincinnati band Homunculus will perform from 12:30-2 p.m. Students can enjoy free pizza, special fortune cookies, soft drinks and free cup giveaways. The event will also have information about the Career Development Center's upcoming move to University Pavilion. The celebration is sponsored by the Career Development Center and Student Affairs and Services. For information, contact Dana Hall-Cervenka at 556-0490.

Kevin Smith

8 p.m.

Day one of the Kevin Smith Film Festival, Room 427, ERC. Movie: "Chasing Amy." The film festival is sponsored by the UC Program Advisory Council, MainStreet and Friday Night Live. The event is free and open to the UC community.

Friday, April 12, 8 p.m.

Day two of the Kevin Smith Film Festival, Event Pavilion. Movies: "Mallrats" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back."

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.

Baseball tailgate party. At 1 p.m., UC plays South Florida at Johnny Bench Field. The free tailgate party near the baseball field is sponsored by MainStreet.

Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m.

Kevin Smith lecture, Zimmer Auditorium. The writer and movie director will be taking questions from UC students. Doors open to UC student seating at 7 p.m. Remaining seating will open to the public 10 minutes before show time. The free lecture is sponsored by the Program Advisory Council and MainStreet.

Friday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley lecture, Zimmer Auditorium. The television talk show host, political commentator for National Public Radio, and correspondent for CNN and ABC joins the UC student lecture series. Smiley's appearance is sponsored by UC Student Government and MainStreet. Priority seating will be given to the UC community. Remaining seating will open to the public 10 minutes before show time. The free lecture is sponsored by Student Government and MainStreet.

Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m. Jamie Kennedy

Program Advisory Council Comedy Show, Zimmer Auditorium. NBC Saturday Night Live featured player and standup comedian Dean Edwards joins Jamie Kennedy, best known for playing Randy in the "Scream" movies. Kennedy is also star of the WB Network's "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment." Doors will open at 7 p.m. to free priority seating for the UC community.

Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.

METRO/CWEST Talent Show, Zimmer Auditorium. The talent show is a fundraiser for the Clifton Lighthouse Youth Shelter. Tickets are a suggested donation of two dollars in advance and three dollars at the door. The show is open to the general public. Tickets will go on sale two weeks in advance. Tickets can be purchased from any METRO or CWEST member. Auditions for the show will be held Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in Zimmer Auditorium. All contestants must be UC students. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place contestants. For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact Jeff Vag

Click here for contest rules and audition applications.

Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m.

Bruce Bruce

Student Government Comedy Show with headliner Bruce Bruce, Zimmer Auditorium. Bruce Bruce is host of Black Entertainment Television's highest rated show, ComicView. The free event is open only to the UC community. Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Student Government, E.C.H.O.E. and MainStreet.

Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m.

New Information on Spring Concert.

The concert is sponsored by the Program Advisory Council and by MainStreet.

For additional information on these scheduled events, contact Maggie Stevens, program coordinator, 556-6115.

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