PULLMAN, Wash. — A variety of activities are planned for Cougar dads when they visit Washington State University’s Pullman campus Nov. 1-3 for Dad’s Weekend.
WSU’s Sigma Iota student hospitality club will host the 19th Annual Winefest from 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., Nov. 1, at Pullman’s Gladish Community Center. Guests can sample wines from more than 30 Northwest wineries and feast from a full Italian buffet sponsored by the Old Spaghetti Factory of Spokane. The WSU Jazz Quartet will provide music. Tickets are $25 each. Participants must be 21 or older. For more information, contact Susan Hatzenbihler at (509) 335-0130 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pacific Islanders Club will host its Dad’s Weekend luau, “Chants of the Islands,” at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 1, in the Student Recreation Center. The cultural show will display different Pacific Island dances with dinner. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the WSU Visitor Center at the Cougar Depot, 225 N. Grande Ave. For more information, contact Luti Lauvao, (509) 334-7315.
WSU’s School of Music and Theatre Arts presents Vocal Extravaganza at 8 p.m., Nov. 1. The concert offers a variety of vocal music for all tastes. Scheduled performances include Madrigal Singers, University Singers, Concert Choir, Opera Workshop, VoJazz and Crimson Revue. Tickets are $5 each and will be available from noon-8 p.m., the day of the concert, in the Bryan Hall lobby. For more information, contact Jennifer Scovell at (509) 335-3971.
Associated Students of Washington State University Films will feature the film “Road to Perdition” in the Compton Union Building Auditorium. Tom Hanks and Paul Newman star in the movie that shows the strength of family in times of crisis. Tickets are $3 each. Show times are 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3.
The traditional Dad’s Weekend breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. (doors open at 7:45 a.m.), Nov. 2, in the CUB Ballroom. Speakers include WSU President V. Lane Rawlins, Jim Sterk, athletic director, the “voice of the Cougars,” Glenn Johnson and ASWSU President Scott Dickinson. The 2002 WSU Dad of the Year also will be announced. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the CUB’s west entrance from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 21-25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Tickets will not be sold the morning of the breakfast.
WSU’s football team will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils at 2 p.m. (subject to change for television), Nov. 2, in Martin Stadium. (Announced Oct. 21, game will start at 12:30 p.m.) For ticket information, call the WSU Athletic Ticket Office at (509) 335-9626 or 1-800-GO-COUGS.
The WSU Visitor Center at the Cougar Depot, home of the new Bookie outlet, will have a game day open house beginning at 9 a.m. Guests can enjoy refreshments as they shop for souvenirs or Cougar Gold Cheese. The visitor center will close about an hour after the football game.
Actor-comedian Dana Carvey will performs “in the round” at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 2, in Beasley Coliseum. Tickets are $28 and $31 and can be purchased at all TicketsWest outlets or by phone at 1-800-325-SEAT. For more information, call Beasley Coliseum at (509) 335-3525 or check its Web site at beasley.wsu.edu.
The 2nd Annual Sawtooth Film Festival begins at 5 p.m., Nov. 3, in the CUB Auditorium. The free event features excerpts from recently released adrenaline films, also shown at the Sawtooth Film Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho, each year. Clips feature base-jumpers, kayakers, skiers, snowboarders and surfers. For more information, contact Jean Ostrander at (509) 335-2218 or visit the Sawtooth Films Web site at www.sawtoothfilms.com.
For more information on Dad’s Weekend events, contact Dan Maher of Campus Involvement at (509) 335-2284 or e-mail at email@example.com.