The Weekend Playbook: Rocky Horror and the Walk to Cure Pancreatic Cancer

 

With last weekend’s hockey double header in the books, the RIT Men’s Hockey team won’t be playing at home for another two weeks. The women’s hockey team has two more home games on deck this weekend and there are plenty of other interesting activities and events going on throughout the weekend. There will be a walk to help raise money for pancreatic cancer research, as well as Rocky Horror, a personal favorite of mine.

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Rocky Horror is a performance put on by the College of Liberal Arts Theatre Program, where members of the program act out Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show while the movie is played on screen. This unique narrative is complimented by audience participation, where everyone is encouraged to “heckle” throughout the movie, and interact with a variety of silly props. While Mystery Science Theater 3000 may have popularized heckling, Rocky Horror was the cult classic that started it all. The performance is an amazing throwback to the days of B-movie horror and is sure to keep you on your feet (literally) and involved every minute. The show runs Thursday through Sunday at different times in Panera Theatre, and costs just $5 for students (and $10 for general admission). For exact show times and more information about the performance, check out NTID’s website.

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Also this weekend is the Walk to Cure Pancreatic Cancer. This annual event is held in the Gordon Field House, and offers great food and family fun for all ages. Fun activities like a bounce house and a performance by U of R’s Yellowjackets a capella group are planned throughout the event and proceeds from the event go toward research as well as patient care for people with pancreatic cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York is also using proceeds to support developing a Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence in Rochester. Registration for the event starts at 12 p.m. Saturday, and the event lasts from 1:30-4:30 p.m. For registration fees and more information, visit the Pancreatic Cancer Association’s website.

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