Football weekend events: Notre Dame vs. USC

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Pep Rally before the football game against USC. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame.

Pep Rally before the football game against USC. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame.

Performances and events surrounding Saturday’s home football game between the University of Notre Dame and USC include lectures, plays, panel discussions and conversations with former Notre Dame athletes. Fans are reminded of new security measures at Notre Dame Stadium, including the University’s clear bag policy and the use of metal detectors at all gates.

Friday, Oct. 11

Football Fridays at the Eck, featuring food, prizes and giveaways plus “Chalk Talk with Bill and Bill” and conversations with members of the Notre Dame family, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eck Visitors Center.

• “‘Looking at the Stars’: Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Dec. 14, Snite Museum of Art.

Mendoza Dean’s Speaker Series, featuring Joe Ucuzoglu, CEO of Deloitte, 11 a.m. to noon, Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business.

• “Fridays at Noon,” Department of Music recital, noon to 1 p.m., LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music.

• “Football, Civil Rights and Doing Justice: A Conversation with Justice Alan Page,” featuring former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, Notre Dame All-American football player and NFL Hall of Famer Alan Page, B.A. ’67, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law.

• IDEA Center Innovation Rally, featuring Philip Gaskin, senior director of entrepreneurship with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Innovation Park.

• “What Would You Fight For?” sneak peek, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Eck Visitors Center.

• “Things Worth Dying For: The Nature of a Life Worth Living,” featuring Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1 to 2:15 p.m., 1030 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls.

• Cedar Grove Cemetery Open House, 2 to 6 p.m., Cedar Grove Cemetery.

• Graduate Business Programs Open House, 2 to 3 p.m., 203 Mendoza College of Business

• “Catching Up With … Mike Golic ’85, Mike Golic Jr. ’12 and Dick Vitale,” featuring former Notre Dame football players Mike Golic and Mike Golic Jr. and ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale, 3 to 4 p.m., Eck Visitors Center.

• Undergraduate Business Program Highlights, 3 to 4 p.m., 161 Mendoza College of Business.

• Film screening and conversation, “Convivencia in Andalusia: The Ornament of the World,” featuring director Michael Schwarz; executive producer Kiran Kiki Kapany; Thomas E. Burman, director of the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame; and Atalia Omer, professor of religion, conflict and peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame, 3:15 to 5:45 p.m., Hesburgh Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

• “‘Thunder from the Sky’: Loud Organ Music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart,” 3:30 to 3:45 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

• Open Rehearsal, the Band of the Fighting Irish, 4:45 to 5:15 p.m., Ricci Family Fields.

• Glee Club Open Rehearsal, 5 to 5:30 p.m., LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music.

• Daily Rosary, 6:45 to 7 p.m., Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

• The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra: A Musical Evening, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

The Fornés Festival: “Mud,” a series of staged play readings and academic engagement events celebrating the legacy of Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, Oct. 12

“Notre Dame Law School: A Catholic Law School in America,” featuring Walter Pratt, professor emeritus of law at Notre Dame, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law.

• Cedar Grove Cemetery Open House, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Saturdays with the Saints, Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., “The Eucharist as ‘Sacrament of Charity,’” featuring Joseph Wawrykow, professor of theology at Notre Dame, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall.

• Saturday Morning Mass in the Crypt, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Crypt of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

• “‘Looking at the Stars’: Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame,” noon to 5 p.m., through Dec. 14, Snite Museum of Art.

• Confessions at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

• “How Notre Dame Trains Future Physicians using the New Science of Compassion,” 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 101 Jordan Hall of Science.

• Game Day Rosary, 2:30 to 3 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

• Emil T. Hofman Lecture, “Current and Evolving Treatment of Aortic Valve Disease,” featuring Robert March ’78, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Saint Joseph Health System, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Raclin-Carmichael Auditorium, Raclin-Carmichael Hall.

• Mass, 4 to 5 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Crypt of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, residence halls.

Saturday Scholar Series, “The Oregon Trail and the Rise and Fall of Educational Software,” featuring Matthew Payne, associate professor of film, television and theater at Notre Dame, 4 to 5 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art.

• Glee Club Pre-Game Concert, 4:30 to 5 p.m., Hesburgh Library Quad.

• Mass, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

• Band of the Fighting Irish Concert on the Steps, 6 to 6:30 p.m., Bond Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 13

• Mass, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart Crypt; 8 to 9 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart; 11 a.m. to noon, Parish Center Chapel.

The Fornés Festival: “Fefu and Her Friends,” staged play readings and academic engagement events celebrating the legacy of Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.