Weekend Suggestions 10/16-10/18

(Megan Zendek/ Fourth Estate)

(Megan Zendek/ Fourth Estate)

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer

On Campus

Fourth Annual National Symposium on Women and Genocide in the 21st Century: The Case of Darfur

The symposium will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to the website, the Darfur Women Action Group will be coming together with other anti-genocide activits, women’s rights advocates, artists, experts and celebrities to address genocide and its impact on women and to build strategies for sustainable change in Darfur.  The cost for students is $20.



The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China present “Peking Dreams”

Head to the Center for the Arts Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. for “Peking Dreams.”  Viewers of all ages will be able to experience the Chinese circus, acrobatics and Peking Opera. Students receive two free tickets with a student ID.



Mason Madness 2015

Mason Madness will feature all types of performances, from Doc Nix & The Green Machine to Urbanknowlogy 101, Mason’s first hip hop dance crew.  The men and women’s basketball teams will also be at the event to offer “a sneak peek as they prepare for their openers,” according to the Mason Madness Facebook page. The event will take place at EagleBank Arena Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.



Johnson Center Cinema: “Minions”

This weekend, the Johnson Center Cinema will show Universal Pictures’ “Minions.”  Follow Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob in an adventure with Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock) to take over the world.


Oct. 15 at 9 p.m.

Oct. 16 and 17 at 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.


Official movie trailer:



Off Campus

Expo Italiana

Expo Italina is a free event in D.C.  There will be music, food and cultural exhibit. The Expo is at Marriott Wardman Park Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If traveling via Metro, take the Red line to Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan.



Family Fall Festival

The Family Fall Festival will be held Oct. 17 at Armistead L. Boothe Park in Alexandria, Va. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and tickets are only $5 per person.  This is a family event that will feature fall activities such as scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, food vendors, pony rides and a performance by bluegrass duo Ken & Brad Kolodner.