ISU AfterDark to bring BuzzFeed’s Matt Bellassai, Reza the Illusionist

Caroline Shaw

The Student Union Board will host the final ISU AfterDark of this semester from 9 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Union.

The event will include performances from Buzzfeed’s Matt Bellassai and Reza the Illusionist, which will take place in the Great Hall.

Reza the Illusionist, who has performed internationally and has captivated audiences in 31 countries, will open the show at 9 p.m. His performance will include magic, illusion and a substantial connection with the audience. 

Bellassai, who will perform at 11 p.m., is best known for his “Whine About It” Buzzfeed videos, in which he drinks wine and complains about a variety of topics to entertain viewers. He was voted as the favorite social media star in the People’s Choice Awards in 2016. 

Free food, in the form of a tater tot bar, will be featured at Friday’s ISU AfterDark.

The Workspace will also be at the event, offering the chance for students and public attendees to make bobblehead animals and velvet posters. 

Students will be able to capture the night’s memories in a photo booth or try out their singing voices with some karaoke. 

With two great performances, a huge variety of activities and free food, the event offers a promising lineup of free entertainment and activities.