Series opens under stars

After the first day of classes, students can continue the fun by kicking back in front of the big screen and using Haggin Field as a couch.This evening the Student Activities Board presents Opening Act on the lawn from 9 to 11p.m.

A massive projection screen will occupy the multi-purpose field and students can bring a blanket to lay or sit on as they watch the outdoor movie of choice, Bridesmaids, according to Emelia Dunston, Assistant Director of the Center for Community Involvement on campus.

“Bridesmaids was one of the top movies of the summer, so we thought it would be a good selection,” Emelia Dunston, who is also the advisor to SAB, said.

“It’s still summer and it’s still nice outside so we wanted to give students an opportunity to get out of their residence halls and come hang out with friends.”

SAB will be giving out free cotton candy and snow cones. T-shirts will be passed out that list the fall schedule of the SAB film program, Cheap Seats, said Dunston.

“We hope this will be another opportunity for new incoming students to get to know SAB better and become familiar with our upcoming events for the fall.”

Cheap Seats is a evening film program, presented weekly by SAB, which offers the “latest and greatest” movies. Admission is normally $1 with a UK i.d.

With a slight chance of rain tomorrow evening, Dunston encouraged students to follow SAB on Twitter @UKSAB and check the website,, to make sure Opening Act hasn’t moved.  The rain location is Worsham Theater.

“For me personally, it’s always good to be active on campus,” Haggin Resident Director John Haky said. “Activities like this give students a chance to get out and have a great time.”

If you go

What: The Opening Act: “Bridesmaids”

When: Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Where: Haggin Field

Admission: Free