Variety of events highlight Homecoming week starting Oct. 1
September 29th, 2009
Street parties, broom riding and art are just a few of the things in store in the week leading up to the UofL football homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 10.
Here’s the schedule:
- Alumni Gallery Hop, reception and walking tour of UofL’s Belknap Campus art galleries, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, meet at Hite Art Institute. Walking tours start there with a reception, gallery tour and talk by Billy Hertz. Dorothea Lange’s famed photos depicting the Depression will be among the Ekstrom Library exhibits. The tour concludes at the Speed Art Museum with gallery visits and a lecture by visiting artist Denyse Thomasos on her architectural painting installations. RSVP to the Alumni Association at 852-6186.
- Homecoming block party on campus, carnival rides, inflatables, funnel cakes, live music and bed races, 3 p.m.–9 p.m. Oct. 3. Admission, rides and food are free.
- Student Outreach Uniting Louisville (SOUL) Day of Service, UofL students, alumni and others will perform volunteer work at area homeless shelters, 2 p.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 4
- For a few hours on Oct. 5, people won’t have to look both ways when they cross Baxter Avenue, one of the busiest streets in the city’s Highlands neighborhood. That’s because the second block party of the week will stop traffic — literally — from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Baxter between Highland and Christy avenues. The free, public event will feature a pep rally with Cardinal cheerleaders, pep band and athletes. Party-goers who wear red will receive food and drink discounts at participating restaurants
- Comedy show with Jen Kober, 7 p.m., Oct. 6, Swain Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room
- Teams of students riding on broomsticks will chase a “golden snitch” on the Red Barn's west lawn, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in a quidditch tournament inspired by the Harry Potter series. The event is open to the public.
- Taste of Louisville and Louisville’s Got Talent. Local restaurants will offer food samples, students will perform and officials will name UofL’s 2009 homecoming court, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Oct. 8, Swain Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room
UofL will wind up homecoming with a tailgating party featuring a full buffet and beverages in the Alumni Association tent at Jim Patterson Stadium three hours before the 7:30 p.m. tipoff for the Oct. 10 Southern Mississippi-UofL football game. Tickets are $25 for tailgating only or $40 for tailgating and game admission.