Five reasons to leave your dorm this week

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MICHELLE SPROAT | Video Content Manager

Here are five things to do this week on Lindenwood’s campus and around St. Charles. 

1. Feel the thill of the chase during the final installments of this semester’s film series. 
Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 7
7 p.m.
Library and Academic Resources Center, Theater (room 343)

On Tuesday, viewers will see “some of the most iconic car chases in movie history” during the showing of “The French Connection” according to the Film Series page on the Lindenwood website.  Thursday’s film is “Baby Driver” which features a young getaway driver who is forced to take part in a heist that he hopes will be his last. More information on this week’s film series can be found here

2. Take a ride on a one horse open sleigh during CAB’s Winter Fest. 
Thursday, Dec. 7
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Evans Commons Lawn

Campus Activities Board is hosting its second annual Winter Fest this week to help students kick back before finals. The first 100 people at the event will get a free pair of touchscreen winter gloves. Read more on the event here

3. Get into the holiday spirit with Lindenwood’s annual performance of “A Christmas Carol”.
Dec. 7 – 9
7:30 p.m.
The Lindenwood Theater

Lindenwood University’s Theater Program presents their annual performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” This yearly performance is a big hit on campus and around the St. Charles community. More information on the show can be found here.

4. Check out holiday light events in the St. Louis area. 
Wild Lights: St. Louis Zoo
Select Nights Through Dec. 30
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night through Dec. 30
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

‘Tis the season to stroll through a winter wonderland that glows from holiday lights. This kind of atmosphere can be found at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the St. Louis Zoo. Read more about the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights here and the St. Louis Wild Lights here

5. Walk over to the LARC to study up for finals.
Library and Academic Resources Center

Brace yourselves; finals week is upon us. Don’t get blindsided by final exams and projects. Instead, start your studying early at the Library and Academic Resources Center with a group or by yourself in one of the many study areas. The library has extended hours between now and Dec. 14. The schedule can be found here