On Saturday, Nov. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the annual International Coffeehouse will take place in The Hub. A favorite event for many students every year, the Coffeehouse celebrates cultural diversity and the talent present at Northwestern.
The Hub is offering a special discount of 25 cents off every drink during the event.
The Coffeehouse will feature a show of 13 different acts. Not only will the show feature members of NW’s I-Club, but members of international clubs and groups from Dordt and Morningside will participate as well. NW acts include Indian style dances choreographed by Christine Roy and Laura Elder and Japanese cheerleading. Also, rumor has it that Leon Li and Limbo Xu will be returning to the stage. Lisa Barber, RD from Fern, will be emceeing the show.
Some students may assume this event is only for those involved in I-Club or for international students. However, this is not true.
Ho said, “The purpose of this event is to have the opportunity for international students to interact with other students and the community and share their culture.” She explained that cultural differences often prevent international students from being able to share their talents, and she gave the example of singing in different languages. Fortunately, the coffeehouse is a venue to showcase these gifts.
Everyone attending the Coffeehouse is encouraged to wear the traditional dress from another country, although it is not required.