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A religious/cultural celebration, artist’s reception, costume party, Shakespearean play, screenings of The Count of Monte Cristo, and pop concert will provide the campus with entertainment options this weekend.

The weekend schedule begins at 5 p.m. today with an expo on the Quad for the Hindu holiday Deepawali, featuring worshipping rituals, Indian sweets, an Indian folk dance, and sparklers. A brown bag explaining the holiday will take place at noon today.

Also starting at 5 p.m. will be a reception for Joe Biondo, architect and designer of Lafayette’s Williams Visual Arts Building, in the building’s Grossman Gallery. The free event runs until 7 p.m.

Lafayette Activities Forum has scheduled screenings of The Count of Monte Cristo 7 and 10 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in Limburg Theater, Farinon College Center. Admission is $2 with Lafayette ID. The film portrays Alexandre Dumas’ classic story of an innocent man wrongly but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. It is rated PG-13 for adventure violence/swordplay and some sensuality.

Featuring a rock band and dog, Lafayette College Theater will present The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare 8 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Williams Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $6.

Guitarist Kari Bunn, who has been playing at coffeehouses since age 13, will perform 10 p.m. tomorrow at Gilbert’s. The free concert is sponsored by Lafayette Activities Forum. For background on the musician, see

A costume party with music and dancing under the lights will take place 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Marlo Room of Farinon Center. The first 150 people in costume will receive glow sticks. Wings, virgin daiquiris, and popcorn will be served. The cover charge is $2; proceeds will benefit Alternative School Break Club. The event is sponsored by LAF, ISA, ASB, and Recreation Services.

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