Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

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What’s Happening This Weekend

Thursday, 11:

UIS Closet Door on the Quad on National Coming Out Day, Featuring Guess the Str8 Person gameshow, Mandy Carter, and Summer Osborne.  This event will feature stories from those walking through the door, booths sponsored by local LGBTQ organizations and more.  Head to the Quad by the Colonnade for this event from 4-6 p.m.

Game Night, brought to you by the Black Male Collegiate Society. The Diversity Center is the location for this event. There will be refreshments. Game Night starts at 9 p.m.

Friday, 12:

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The Women’s Center is hosting TGIF: Barbie for President. In conjunction with the White House Project, attendees can try to win a Barbie for President doll by playing a Women World Leaders Contest. Also the Women’s Issues Caucus will be there and selling “This is what a feminist looks like,” t-shirts. Taking place in the Women’s Center from 2-5 p.m.

Looking for a scare? Haunted houses have opened; some of your choices include Terror on the Square in Petersburg (see their ad on our Tech page for details), The Boo Crew in Rochester (see their ad on our Tech page for details), Auburn Haunted house in Auburn, 217 Terror in Jacksonville, and Jaycees Haunted house in Springfield. Most haunts open between 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, 13:

A Long Way Home, a Veterans Benefit Stage Play will be at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center. This event is to benefit the Sangamon County Veterans Assistance Commission. Starting at 7 p.m. this event is $25 for general admission and $15 for Military/ Veterans, and their wives and children.

Looking for a scare? Haunted houses have opened; some of your choices include Terror on the Square in Petersburg (see their ad on our Tech page for details), The Boo Crew in Rochester (see their ad on our Tech page for details), Auburn Haunted house in Auburn, 217 Terror in Jacksonville, and Jaycees Haunted house in Springfield. Most haunts open between 6-7 p.m.

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