P O W E L L, W y o. - Big Horn Basin residents are invited to visit the tastes and traditions of other countries without leaving the basin on Saturday, April 19, at the Northwest College Multicultural Showcase.
The venue changes this year from the upstairs lounge in the DeWitt Student Center to the Dining Hall, located in the building's basement. The Dining Hall can be accessed by stairs, or more easily by taking the ramp on the outside of the building.
Sponsored by the college's 2008 Multicultural Events Series, the showcase runs from 1-4 p.m. Among the attractions are displays, demonstrations, musical performances, poetry readings, plus food from around the world. Cultural samples will be on display from, Asia, Europe, Latin America and beyond.
In a virtual feast for the senses, participants can watch a style show of traditional clothing worn in other cultures, take part in children's games from far-off places in the world, listen to piano music, hear songs from Vietnam, learn calligraphy and, of course, sample food from Indonesia, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, France, Serbia, Mexico and other countries.
Most of the work for the showcase is accomplished by members of NWC's International, Spanish, French and Native Ways clubs.
Admission to the International Showcase is free. Food tickets sell for minimal prices, and leftovers will be available for purchase at the end of the showcase.