Food and entertainment from countries around the world will highlight the 41st Annual International Dinner and Culture Show on Saturday, April 28, at The Pointe in The Walter Pyramid. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Cherish the International Moment.” Sponsored by the International Student Association (ISA), with co-sponsorship from Associated Students Inc. and support from the Center for International Education (CIE) and the Offices of the President and Provost, the event begins at 6 p.m.
Following a dinner of international cuisines prepared by The Grand, the program will feature musical entertainment and dancing by international students and local performers, among them Grupo Folklorico Mexica, the Salsa Club, Vietnamese Student Association and Danza Azteca Chichimeca. Along with the performances, students will display memorabilia and photos from their diverse cultures and countries. Attendees of this year’s show are automatically entered to win raffle prizes donated by area businesses.
Kee Chang, international student advisor in the CIE, encourages faculty and staff to attend and suggests that they might also consider sponsoring student assistants from their departments who might not otherwise be able to attend.
“This year, we will delight the audience with culinary delicacies from all corners of the world, and singers and dancers will whisk you away to that distant place we always dreamt about,” Chang added. “So come and join us in this world tour right here at The Beach.”
“I’m really excited about our 41st Annual International Dinner celebration,” added Ryoko Kawabe, president of ISA. “I’m looking forward to celebrating this very special occasion where people from all around the world gather in this one room for this one moment. Many of our guests will be dressed in cultural attire. That’s the best way to cherish the international moment.”
The cost for students is $20. Single tickets for faculty, staff and the general public are $30 each, and couples are $50. Be sure to get your tickets early, as seating is limited for this special event. For information or to purchase tickets, contact the CIE by visiting Brotman Hall 201, calling 562/985-4106 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.