African Night festival to be held Saturday

Lindsay Greifzu

The African Students Association will host African Night, its biggest event of the year, on Saturday.

The theme, “A Cultural Embrace,” aims to showcase the rich African culture with the help of African Students Association members. ISU students in the club use this night as a way to celebrate their culture and heritage.

The goal of ASA is to provide opportunities for leadership through the sharing of diverse social, cultural, educational and recreational activities that motivate and refresh students’ mindsets to enhance learning.

A traditional dinner will be served at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2288 Lincoln Way in Ames at 5:30 p.m. The association will provide Halal meat dishes and foods from all different regions of Africa.

The main event, taking place in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union at 7 p.m., will include live performances, poetry, play production, a fashion show and more.

The ASA dance team will perform African dances, and the fashion show will exhibit dress from different regions of Africa as well.

Tickets are $8 at the door, and the event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about African culture.