Third Century Expo looks toward next 100 years


As the University of Michigan closes out its bicentennial celebration, the UMich200 Fall Festival turns the spotlight on U-M’s next 100 years with the Third Century Expo.

Designed in the spirit of a world’s fair, the Expo on Friday unfolds on the Diag and Ingalls Mall with cutting-edge exhibits, technology demonstrations, books, music, live performances, food samples and more. The focus: What the university will be as it moves forward.

All activities are free and open to the public.

Third Century Screens, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Alumni Center, Founders Room. A Pop-Up Projection Pavilion of multi-layered video works by finalists and winners of a yearlong competition.

Pavilions & Performance, 4-7 p.m., Diag and Ingalls Mall. There will be exhibits, pop-up art and music, demonstrations of new technologies and research, and chats with faculty. Pavilions will feature interactive booths, chef demonstrations, book displays, a pop-up coffee shop, hands-on labs, a tech bar, and more from the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses.

A-maize-ing SMTD, 6-7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. This showcase concert will feature students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance performing works in a variety of media. Guests may come and go between performances.

MAIZEFEST pep rally, 6:30–8 p.m., Ingalls Mall. U-M students, alumni and notable figures will kick off homecoming weekend with a celebration of historic traditions, spirit and community.

IlluMinate!, 8:15 p.m., Ingalls Mall. A glowing processional of handmade luminary sculptures will wind its way through Ingalls Mall, compliments of WonderFool Productions.

HAILstorm!, 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:45 p.m., Ingalls Mall. A grand finale of 3-D projection mapping will celebrate U-M’s 200 years in a unique show of light and sound. It will be projected onto the facade of the Rackham Building.


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