CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hawaiian students at Oregon State University will bring a taste of the islands to campus this Saturday, May 5, when Hui-O-Hawaii with the Polynesian Cultural Club hosts its 57th annual Lu’au at Gill Coliseum.
The event is one of the university’s most successful cultural celebrations, annually attracting hundreds of visitors. This year’s lu’au begins at 5 p.m. and includes dinner, a show and a concert. Advance tickets are priced at $25 for all three; or $20 for just the show and concert; they are available in advance this week on the brick mall adjacent to the Memorial Union quad from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Hawaiian dinner includes Kalua pork, lomi salmon, chicken long rice, steamed white rice, shoyu chicken (soy sauce), and haupia (coconut flavored gelatin dessert). Following dinner, the Polynesian show will feature a range of Polynesian dances performed by Hui-O-Hawaii and Polynesian Cultural Club members.
The luau is coordinated by the OSU student group Hui-O-Hawaii and sponsored by Intercultural Student Service: Asian & Pacific Islander American Student Services.