Street fes­ti­val, foot­ball high­light Home­com­ing

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Queen’s Uni­ver­sity wel­comes alumni for full week­end of tours, con­certs and sports

Thou­sands of Queen’s Uni­ver­sity alumni will be in town this week­end for Home­com­ing fes­tiv­i­ties, which fea­ture a foot­ball game at Richard­son Sta­dium on Satur­day af­ter­noon and the Re­U­nion Street Fes­ti­val mu­sic con­cert on Satur­day night.

Events be­gin Fri­day, in­clud­ing open house tours of the Mu­seum of Health Care, CFRC ra­dio sta­tion, Union Gallery and Queen’s In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre, and a spe­cial pro­gram at Agnes Ether­ing­ton Art Cen­tre, which is cel­e­brat­ing its 60th an­niver­sary.

Fri­day night’s lineup of events in­cludes a con­cert pre­sented by the Dan School of Drama and Mu­sic at the Is­abel Bader Cen­tre for Per­form­ing Arts. The con­cert will show­case the Cho­ral Ensemble, the Sym­phony Orches­tra, the Jazz Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble and Poly­hym­nia Ensemble. Tick­ets — $15 for adults and $7 for se­niors and stu­dents — are avail­able at www.the­is­abel.ca, by call­ing 613533-2424, or at the door.

Among the fea­tured events Satur­day is the On­tario Uni­ver­sity Ath­let­ics foot­ball game be­tween the Golden Gaels (2-4) and the the York Li­ons (1-5) at Richard­son Sta­dium. Be­gin­ning at 11:30 a.m., the Queen’s Bands will lead the alumni pa­rade from Grant Hall to the sta­dium, where the game will kick off at 1 p.m.

Mem­bers of the Tri­colour Guard — alumni who grad­u­ated from Queen’s in 1957 or ear­lier — will be hon­oured dur­ing the half­time pa­rade at the foot­ball game. On Satur­day night, there will be a Tri­colour Guard re­cep­tion at Grant Hall fol­lowed by din­ner at Ban Righ Hall.

The fea­tured event Satur­day night is the Re­U­nion Street Fes­ti­val (7 p.m. to 2 a.m.) on Union Street, be­tween Uni­ver­sity Av­enue and Di­vi­sion Street. The con­cert is free of charge but tick­ets ($13$15) are re­quired for en­trance to the li­censed area. The fes­ti­val on Union Street will in­clude food trucks and food stands and an in­ter­ac­tive fair of Queen’s his­tory and mem­o­ra­bilia.

There’s a con­cert by the Swing Shift Big Band en­ti­tled “Blue Eyes Meets Basie,” Satur­day at 7:30 p.m. at the Is­abel Bader Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts. The Swing Shift Big Band’s playlist will in­clude Frank Si­na­tra clas­sics such as Fly Me to the Moon, One for My Baby, My Kind

of Town and Sweet Ge­or­gia Brown. Ticket prices range from $29-$55 and are avail­able at the Is­abel box of­fice and on­line.

The week­end wraps up Sun­day with a cou­ple of events, in­clud­ing Break­fast with Stu­dents, 9:3011 a.m. at Leonard Hall; guided tours of the Agnes Ether­ing­ton Art Cen­tre; and a con­cert, The Beauty of Bach, at 2:30 p.m. at the Is­abel Bader Cen­tre for Per­form­ing Arts. Ticket prices range from $29-$55, and are avail­able at the Is­abel box of­fice and on­line.

In ad­di­tion to the foot­ball game, there are many other sport­ing events tak­ing place on the week­end, in­clud­ing women’s and men’s bas­ket­ball tour­na­ments at the Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation Cen­tre with Queen’s games Fri­day at 6 and 8 p.m., Satur­day at 4 and 6 p.m. and Sun­day at 2 and 4 p.m. There are also men’s hockey games at the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre be­tween Queen’s and Lau­ren­tian (Fri­day at 7:30 p.m.) and Queen’s and On­tario In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (Satur­day at 7:30 p.m.)

STEPH CROSIER/WHIG-STAN­DARD FILE PHOTO

A gi­ant Queen’s Ath­let­ics flag is cir­cu­lated dur­ing the On­tario Uni­ver­sity Ath­let­ics foot­ball game be­tween the Queen’s Golden Gaels and the Windsor Lancers at Richard­son Sta­dium on Home­com­ing, Oct. 15, 2016.

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