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November 2018

Film: Embrace of the Serpent

November 15 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5 - $7

The Varsity will show the Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent” on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in this third feature by Columbian filmmaker Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Embrace of the Serpent” centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship…

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Take a spiritual journey up the Amazon with ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ at The Varsity

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5 - $7

The Varsity will show the Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent.” It is the second-to-last film in the Art House Film Series. At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in this third feature by Columbian filmmaker Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Embrace of the Serpent” centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40…

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Holiday Flicks at The Varsity: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5 - $7

The Varsity opens its holiday movie season with John Hughes’ “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, easily annoyed businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). A sudden snowstorm in Chicago forces the plane to land in Wichita. Unable to find a room in any of the four-star hotels, Neal is compelled…

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Terriers Live! Improv Comedy at The Varsity on Nov. 16

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL, IL 62901 United States
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$4 - $8

Terriers Live! Improv Comedy troupe is making its monthly appearance at The Varsity at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The talented group of students is based at Carbondale Community High School. They perform a variety of short-form improvisational games. The show is appropriate for all ages. The troupe is sponsored by CCHS teachers Erik Berrey and Josh Taylor. Their work is also made possible through a grant from the Garwin Family Foundation. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for…

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Gateway Guitar Quartet concert at The Varsity

November 17 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave.
Carbondale IL, IL 62901 United States
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$8 - $12

The second performance in The Varsity’s Classical Guitar Concert Series features “From Back to the Beatles” with the Gateway Guitar Quartet on Nov. 17. The series is sponsored by First Southern Bank. Classical guitar refers not to the music being played – which can be any music from Bach to Rock and Roll and beyond – but to the type of guitar being played. The Gateway Guitar Quartet has performed regionally and is comprised of the four great guitarists: Paul…

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Holiday Flicks: The Sound of Music at The Varsity

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5 - $7

Whether or not you’re into Black Friday, coming to see one of the most enduring and endearing movies of all time will offer a significant break from full-blown holiday madness. The Varsity will show “The Sound of Music” on Friday, Nov. 23. “The Sound of Music” is a 1965 film based on the 1959 stage musical of the same name. Music was composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The story is based on the true story…

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“The Last Waltz” 40th Anniversary Concert at The Varsity

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave
Carbondale IL, IL 62901 United States
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$12 - $15

8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 Doors and Varsity Bar at 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 night of show The Varsity is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Martin Scorsese film documenting The Band’s final concert on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. “The Last Waltz” was released in 1978 to critical acclaim. The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Concert at The Varsity is Saturday, Nov. 24, and features music performed that historic night 42 years…

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Film: House of Flying Daggers

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5 - $7

The Varsity will show the Zhang Yimou’s 2004 martial arts romance film “House of Flying Daggers” on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The House of Flying Daggers is a rebel group who steals from the wealthy and gives to the poor. Two police deputies working with the government are ordered to investigate the dancer Mei who is rumored to be working with the rebels. But, both men are defenseless against her powers. The film is best known for its…

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