Cabaret will rock the house once again

Ceilidh Mar

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Lawrence International’s Annual Cabaret! On Sunday, April 21, Lawrence International will host its 27th annual Cabaret, a festival of international food and entertainment organized by Lawrence students. Lawrence International has provided a link between cultures for Lawrence students for years.

Lawrence International is an organization of approximately 150 students representing more than 40 countries. The Cabaret is the group’s annual showcase event.

This year’s Cabaret will feature dances from Africa, Jamaica, Latin America, and the sub-continent as well as culinary treats from around the world. Cabaret is planned by the students involved with the LI Board, but the individual areas of planning are taken up by committees.

Cabaret originally began as a U.N. banquet held by a significantly smaller group of international students. Eventually, due to growing numbers of international students and an increasing interest in cultural programs throughout the campus, it adopted its present format, adding entertainment.

Through the years, LI has been involved in sponsoring many programs that focus on world issues. One of the most recent events involved LI spearheading the campus program to raise campus awareness and funds for the heavy damage to Indian countries due to the Jan. 2001 earthquakes.

LI also organizes campus-wide events for students interested in learning about and experiencing different cultures. After the upcoming elections for the LI Board, planning will start for the Spring Formal and a fundraising event during Celebrate!

Tickets are currently on sale at the LU Box Office as well as in the Downer Commons lobby.

Cabaret is this Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Rec. Center. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, and senior citizens, $6.50 for LU students, and $2 for children under 12.

Since this is not a fundraising event, ticket prices cover the costs of the meal and event planning.