A free screening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) will wrap up the Summer Events program Wednesday, July 30. The film will be shown in Woodland Theater, Davies Center 328, at 9 p.m.
Summer Events has extended its series with a free outdoor film presentation Tuesday, August 5, as part of National Night Out. Monsters University (2013) will screen on the lawn west of Haas Fine Arts Center as soon as it's dark (around 9 p.m.). National Night Out is a community event that promotes police-community partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. Events in Owen Park (5–7 p.m.) before the film include free music, food and carnival games. The special film is presented in cooperation with the Eau Claire Police Department.
Funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Summer Events series is presented by the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office. All events are free and open to the public.
Tickets are now on sale for the 50th season of the Artists Series, which will open Thursday, October 23, with a concert by the Smetana Trio, the premier piano trio in its native Czech Republic. The season also includes Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre (November 11), Cirque Zuma Zuma (February 5), Dalí Quartet (March 10), and a stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, performed by the National Players (April 21). Season subscriptions are available at 25% off the single-ticket price. Tickets for all events are available at the Service Center.
The 2014–15 season of The Forum will open with a presentation by Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, on Thursday, October 16. Other speakers who are part of the 73rd season of the distinguished lecture series include Bob Harris (November 4), Alan Page (December 3), Temple Grandin (February 17) and Mark Lynas (April 8). Season subscriptions are available at 25% off the single-ticket price. Tickets are on sale now at the Service Center for all events.