Exam time is rapidly approaching with the end of the fall term at Brandon University just around the corner. Students will start their finals this Saturday, with the last exams to be written on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
With academic schedules about to fill up with study sessions and exams, the last Bobcat action before the break takes place tonight at the Healthy Living Centre. The BU men’s and women’s basketball teams will host the University of Winnipeg Wesmen to complete a home-and-home series that began last week in the provincial capital. The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m., with the men following at 8 p.m.
Traditional favourites, sacred carols and a virtuosic arrangement of Rossini’s Overture to the Barber of the Seville are on the program for the Brandon University Brass Christmas Concert tonight at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall. Under the direction of Ed Bach, the musicians will also perform some jazzed up versions of popular Christmas music bound to have children and adults alike singing along. The performance begins at 8 p.m., and there is no charge.
BU’s student pianists will take centre-stage on Tuesday for the Piano Ensemble Concert, under the direction of Alexander Tselyakov. The Keyboard Accompaniment Class will also take part in the free concert, which begins at 6 p.m., in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall.
Brandon University is partnering with several community organizations to hold a vigil on Friday to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Visiting professor Kiran Nazish and Eftihia Mihelakis of BU’s Languages department will be among the guest speakers at the event. Falling on the 30th anniversary of the 1989 murder of 14 women at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal, the day is an occasion to honour those who have experienced gender-based violence as well as to take steps to prevent future violence. The vigil will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Mingling Area of the Knowles-Douglas Students’ Union Centre. Following the vigil, a free screening of the film Polytechnique, which looks back at the attack through the eyes of witnesses, will be held in the Evans Theatre.
This weekend at the Evans Theatre, a man takes a peculiar interest in a wealthy and glamourous family until they get entangled in an unexpected incident in the South Korean film, Parasite. The movie starts at 7:30 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Admission is $6.
The Lorne Watson Recital Hall will be filled with music again on Saturday. During the afternoon, Marla Winters will direct as the Brandon Suzuki Talent Education Program performs, from 1 to 5. On Saturday evening, starting at 7:30, Wanting Ren will perform a graduate student recital on piano, with accompaniment from pianist Sabina Rzazade. There is no admission charge for either of Saturday’s concerts.