September hasn’t been too kind to our arts scene. But now that October is looming over our shoulder, more student groups are getting back into the swing of things. Whether it’s break dancing, classical music or student art, there’s plenty of great stuff out there for the lot of you. Here’s a selection of the many events our University has to offer day in and day out.

Morgan Morel
A lost boy. Of Sudan. (Courtesy of Actual)

Although last minute, today at 5 p.m. the critically acclaimed documentary “Lost Boys of Sudan” will be shown for free at the Michigan Theater. Part of an awareness campaign for the genocide taking place in Darfur, a discussion with James Hathaway, director of the University’s Program in Refugee Asylum and Law will accompany the Emmy-nominated documentary’s screening.

Slightly less last minute, tonight at 8 p.m. the University Philharmonic is set to perform at Hill Auditorium. The event is completely free, and there is no place on campus better suited for Brahms and Handel – or any type of music for that matter – than Hill Auditorium. This could be a perfect chance to take a break from the midweek grind.

If you think co-ops are mostly concentrated pockets of hippies, you’re kind of right. But October is co-op month, with many events planned. The first is on Oct. 2, featuring photography, painting, sketches and prints from co-op members and will take place on the Diag.

There’s more. There’s always more. If you take your eyes off the ground and the iPod buds from your ears, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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