International Food Festival Saturday
The 20th annual International Food Festival at Southwest Minnesota State University will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Student Center Upper Level.
SMSU has 218 international students representing 29 countries. The food festival will feature a variety of native foods from the home countries of international students attending SMSU.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for those age 5-12 and free for those under the age of 5. They are available in the International Student Services office, SC 238, during business hours, or by calling 537-6018. Only 280 tickets will be sold. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Each ticket purchased can be exchanged for five coupons at the event. Each coupon is good for one of the prepared dishes. Additional coupons can be purchased at the event for $2 each.
Drinks will be provided.
For further information, call 507-537-6018.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Saturday
The SMSU Club Latino will sponsor a community-wide Cinco de Mayo celebration from noon-5 p.m. Saturday in the PE Gym on campus.
Area residents are invited to enjoy live entertainment, authentic Mexican food and piatas for their children. Scheduled to perform are Brazillos Nortenos, La X-trema Diferencia, SMSU Showstoppers and several solo performers.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
The event is free and open to the public.
For further information, call 507-537-6256.
Recycled Percussion Concert April 25 at SMSU
Recycled Percussion, a finalist in NBC's 2009 fall America's Got Talent competition, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the R/A Facility at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Recycled Percussion's live performance is considered to be the peak of on-stage percussion extremity. Performing on everything from their signature "trash" kits, including plastic buckets, huge ladders, mortar casings and 50-gallon containers, the band of two drummers, electric guitarist and DJ keeps the audience on its feet throughout the 80-minute show.
The band features hard-rock drumming led by extreme drummer, Justin Spencer, and hip-hop grooves spun by DJ Dirty Soul.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and $2 for SMSU students, with an ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is general.
The concert is sponsored by the SMSU Student Activities Committee and Marshall Radio.
For further information, call 507-537-6394.