Performances and events surrounding Saturday’s home football game between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia include lectures, plays, panel discussions and conversations with former Notre Dame athletes. Those attending the game are reminded of standard security measures at Notre Dame Stadium, including the University’s clear bag policy and the use of metal detectors at all gates.
Friday, Sept. 27
• 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.
• Lunch lecture: “The Irony of Modern Catholic History,” featuring George Weigel, author and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, noon to 2 p.m., Oak Room, South Dining Hall.
• “Partisan Politics in the Era of Trump: A Threat to our Democracy or Merely Politics as Usual?” featuring panelists U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly ’77, ’81 J.D. of Indiana and former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and moderator Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law at Notre Dame, 12:30 to 2 p.m., McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law.
• IDEA Center Innovation Rally, featuring Brett Dibkey and Doug Searles of Whirlpool Corp., plus networking and emerging and cutting-edge technologies, 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.
• “Dante Now! A ‘Divine Comedy’ Celebration,” 2 to 3:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art.
• Graduate Business Programs Open House, 2 to 3 p.m., 203 Mendoza College of Business.
• Cedar Grove Cemetery Open House, 2 to 6 p.m., Cedar Grove Cemetery.
• “How Visualization Can Mislead Us — and What We Can Do About It,” featuring data visualization expert Albert Cairo, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Carey Auditorium.
• Undergraduate Business Program Highlights, 3 to 4 p.m., 161 Mendoza College of Business.
• “Catching Up With … Thom Gatewood ’72 and Joe Theismann ’71,” featuring former Notre Dame All-American and College Football Hall of Famer Thom Gatewood and former Notre Dame quarterback, College Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Joe Theismann, 3 to 4 p.m., Eck Visitors Center.
• “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.
• “Sorin: A Notre Dame Story,” a one-man play about Notre Dame founder Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., 7:30 to 8:50 p.m., Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Saturday, Sept. 28
• Cedar Grove Cemetery Open House, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cedar Grove Cemetery.
• Confessions at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
• Saturdays with the Saints, “The Eucharist and the Making of Saints,” featuring Cyril O’Regan, the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall.
• “Great Power Competition: The Maritime Century,” featuring U.S. Navy Adm. Christopher Grady ’84, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command and the U.S. Naval Forces Strategic Command and Notre Dame’s first four-star general, 11 a.m. to noon, 1030 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls.
• Science Exploration Series, “Win-Win: Managing Resources and Infectious Disease in the Developing World,” featuring Jason Rohr, the Ludmilla F., Stephen J. and Robert T. Galla College Professor of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame, 11 a.m. to noon, 101 Jordan Hall of Science.
• Saturday Morning Mass in the Crypt, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Crypt of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
• Game Day Rosary, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
• NDCAN Lecture Series: “Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction in the Lower Extremity: The Latest Techniques for Treating Chronic Peripheral Nerve Pain,” featuring Damien Dauphinee, who has a unique foot and ankle surgical practice in the Dallas area specializing in peripheral nerve reconstruction, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 105 Jordan Hall of Science.
• “‘Looking at the Stars’: Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame,” noon to 5 p.m., through Dec. 14, Snite Museum of Art.
• Saturday Scholar Series: “Becoming Dads: How Evolution Helps Us Understand Men’s Hormones, Behavior and Health as Fathers,” featuring Lee Gettler, assistant professor of anthropology at Notre Dame, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art.
• Glee Club Pre-Game Concert, 12:30 to 1 p.m., Hesburgh Library Quad.
• Band of the Fighting Irish Concert on the Steps, 2 to 2:30 p.m., Bond Hall.
• Post-Game Mass, 30 minutes after the game, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Crypt of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, residence halls.
Sunday, Sept. 29
• 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.