Preview: What’s Coming Up In Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa will host several international events this month for American and international students and families to enjoy.
By Emma Cary
The University of Alabama is home to over 1,000 international students. UA and the Tuscaloosa community band together to create events for Americans and international students to enjoy. Before the end of the month, Tuscaloosa will have an International Prom, Holi Festival and Nepalese Culture Night.
Calvary Baptist Church is hosting an International prom this Saturday for everyone to attend and enjoy. The theme of the night is An Evening Under The Stars. Students from several different countries will represent their home country by wearing their traditional dress. Pastor’s Kitchen will have a food truck at the entrance of the event for students to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine.
“It’s an incredible way to meet people who are students and families in Tuscaloosa but are from all over the world,” Caroline McQuade, the coordinator of the event, said.
What: International Prom
Where: Calvary Baptist Church, Annex Building
When: 6:30 – 11 p.m. Saturday
The International Student Association, Honors College Assembly, and South Asian Society are hosting the annual Holi Festival. The Indian festival celebrates the beginning of spring. The event will have free Indian food, students and families from all over the world and clouds of color that will be thrown into the air. Everyone is encouraged to wear white so the colors are represented on their clothes.
“People should come because it’s a great way to end the semester but also to learn more about Indian culture,” said Sakina Dhondia, the president of ISA.
Come to this event if you love The Color Run but hate running.
What: Holi Festival, Festival of Color
Where: Transportation Museum
When: 2 – 5 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019
Nepalese Culture Night
Students and families from Nepal are hosting a Nepalese culture night in honor of the Nepali New Year. The event will have traditional singing performances, Nepalese food, dance routines and a fashion show that will display different traditional Nepalese wear. The event is $5, and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to enjoy the event and learn about Nepalese culture.
“It will be a really fun event, and the food will be very good,” said Sweta Mahaju, a hostess for the event. “Guests can come and meet a lot of people while learning about Nepal and its festivals.”
What: Nepalese Culture Night
Where: Ferguson Center, Ballroom
When: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019