Mason Week 2005 Begins Today

Posted: April 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

Mason Week kicks off today with with magician Brian Brushwood in the Johnson Center Bistro at 9 p.m. Tomorrow, the ROTC is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Johnson Center Plaza. Tomorrow evening, Shwa will be playing in Jazzman’s from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Screen on the Green will show Napoleon Dynamite at 8 p.m. on the Quad, with free corndogs.

A field day is planned for Wednesday beginning at noon, featuring tug of war, dodge ball, kickball, a sack race, a relay race, a three-legged race, and a balloon toss. All events will take place on the Quad. At 8 p.m., an Asylum Wake Skate Snow fashion show in the SUB II Ballroom will star George Mason students as models.

On Thursday, April 21, the 40th annual Mason Day will again be held in Lot L behind the Patriot Center. Activities begin at noon with a moon bounce, airbrush tattoos, photo telescopes, palm readers, spin art, gladiator joust, and free food. There will also be an Asylum Wake Skate Snow Street Skate Park. The four bands playing in this year’s Battle of the Bands competition are Since April, My Favorite Highway, As Dusk Unfolds, and Our Last Collapse. Opening bands for the Mason Day concert include Army of Me, Adelyn, and Michael Tolcher with My Chemical Romance as the headliner. WGMU will also provide music during the day. The movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence will be shown in the Johnson Center Cinema at 9 p.m.

Mason Week concludes with the third annual Uber Film Festival in the Johnson Center Cinema on Friday, April 22, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. The festival gives George Mason students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability and creativity in film and visual media. Awards and prizes will be given out at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. At 8 p.m., Eric Hutchinson will give an acoustic performance in the Johnson Center Bistro.

All events are free to the George Mason community. For more information, contact the Program Board at 703-993-2925.

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