Ashland, Ore. – The Southern Oregon University Hawai’i Club is holding its 18th Annual Luau this Saturday, April 19 in the McNeal Pavilion at 5 p.m. Tickets are currently being sold in the Stevenson Union Monday-Friday through April 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for general admission, $13 for children (10-17) and free for children nine and younger (meal shared with parent).
This year’s luau theme is “I Kā Wā Kahiko, ‘O Ka Mea Ma’a Mau O Nā Kānaka Hawai’i”, which means “Back in the day, the Hawaiian way.” The doors will open at 5 p.m. with a Hawaiian dinner to be served shortly after. “After dinner we have a full on show with about thirteen different performances that consist of hula, Tahitian, Fijian, and other Polynesian dances, some singing and also some in-between audience participation where some people might get the chance to dance with us,” Hawai’i Club member Kapoe Lewis says, “The students have been working hard for the past four months practicing and perfecting their dances and chants. The luau is one of the biggest student ran productions on campus and we sold out at about 500 people last year, we hope to do that again this year.”
The event is clearly very popular among SOU students and promises to be fun once again. Spend time with friends, enjoy tasty food, watch a traditional dance performance, and, most importantly, support our campus Hawai’i Club!