UTSA University Center events for November: Free movies, food and fun

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(Nov. 1, 2013) -- The student-led UTSA University Center Program Council (UCPC) has prepared a month full of music, food, fun and more. All UTSA students and the university community are invited to join in the fun in the University Center all month long. There is always something to do in the UC.

For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website.

UCPC event highlights for November

>> CoffeeHouse: Concert Edition, 8 p.m., Nov. 7, University Center lawn
Get ready for the concert of the semester featuring Risa Binder with opening act UTSA student Kiirah Washington. Binder is an award-winning songwriter, singer and artist. Her songs have been heard on ABC and Lifetime television networks, and her interviews can be found on "Insider" and "Entertainment Tonight." Her music video and live performances are on Billboard.com and Amy Poehler's Web channel "Smart Girls." Opening for Risa is our own Kiirah Washington. Kiirah is a member of Youth Behind Movement (YBM) and has talent you won't want to miss.

The UCPC CoffeeHouse series features live entertainment the first Thursday each month. Performers and style of performance vary from week to week and include acoustic singers/songwriters and local or traveling bands.

>> UCinema Nights: Free screenings of blockbuster favorites, Downtown and Main campuses
UCinema Nights are the UCPC's most popular activity and feature free screenings of blockbuster favorites before they come out on DVD. Popular films are screened at noon, Thursdays at the Downtown Campus in Durango Building Room 1.116, and 9 p.m., Fridays, and 7 p.m., Saturdays, on the Main Campus in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02). Free hot, fresh popcorn is provided.

Movies scheduled in November are:

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 2: "Kick-Ass 2"
  • Nov. 7-9: "We're the Millers"
  • Nov. 14-16: "Elysium"
  • Nov. 21-23: "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"
  • Nov. 28-30: No movie because of Thanksgiving holiday

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University Center Program Council

The fun doesn't have to end with just attending the activities. As a student-led organization, any student can join the UCPC and help to plan events. Serving on the council helps students gain leadership skills, behind-the-scenes entertainment experience and event management skills.

For more information, visit the University Center Program Council website. All events and locations are subject to change.

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The Roost

Take a break from studying or unwind with your friends at The Roost. On the second floor of the H-E-B University Center on the Main Campus, The Roost offers a wide variety of ways to have fun: billiard tables, an extensive video game library for Xbox360, PS3 and Wii, table tennis, air hockey, foosball and many board games.

The Roost also features Tournament Wednesdays (weekly tournaments and activities that range from video game competitions to karaoke).

November events:

  • Nov. 6 -- Table Tennis Doubles, plus Rock Band 2
  • Nov. 13 -- NBA 2k14, plus Rock Band 2
  • Nov. 20 -- Super Smash Bros. Brawl, plus Rock Band 2

For more information, visit The Roost website.

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Gallery 23

From Nov. 11 through Jan. 24, Gallery 23 will host "Roadrunners Abroad," an exhibition of photographs from around the world by UTSA's student and faculty finalists in this year's International Education Week Photo Contest.

Each finalist photograph represents an original work by a UTSA student, faculty or staff member. A panel of judges reviewed 84 student submissions and 22 faculty or staff submissions. Ten student images and three faculty/staff images were selected for the show. The student and faculty/staff winners will be announced at the opening reception at 3 p.m. Nov. 11.

Gallery 23 serves a vital role in creating a vibrant campus community by offering cultural enrichment, enhancing diversity on campus and providing an educational opportunity to explore the arts. The gallery serves as a professional space to showcase student, staff, faculty, alumni and local artists' works.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number, University Center Room 1.02.23.