Briefs 4/20/12

Apr 192012

ART: Native American festivities fire up Moby

The 20th annual Native American Spring Concert Powwow and Art Market is bringing its liveliness to Moby Arena this weekend.

“This is Northern Colorado’s largest Native American gathering features music, dance, arts & crafts, and food,” according to the event’s page on “Everyone is invited –– bleacher seating is provided, but you can also bring your own lawn chairs.”

The weekend of festivities will kick off tonight at 5 p.m. with a ground blessing. The festival will continue Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. both days.

Admission costs $5 per day or $8 for a weekend pass for adults. Tickets for children 6 to 12 cost $3 per day or $5 for the whole weekend.

The Anthropology Department and Native American Student Services are sponsoring the event.

DANCE: Contemporary and classical dance featured in spring concert

Tonight and Saturday, the University Center for the Arts is putting on a Spring Dance Concert full of contemporary and classical performances presented by dance faculty and students, as well as guest artist Tommy Parlon.

“This semester’s featured guest artist, Tommy Parlon will showcase his choreography coming off of a week-long residency,” said dance major Cecilia McNeel in a message posted on “We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Parlon and see what he choreographs for this show. It is going to be a brilliant performance!”

The show will begin at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $18 for adults, $11 for CSU students and $9 for youth ages 2 to 17. Tickets can be purchased at

LIFE: Introduce yourself to vegan culture at Vegfest

Experience the opportunity to try vegan food from local businesses and national vendors at Vegfest today from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Vegfest, sponsored by Rams Organizing for Animal Rights, will be held at the corner of North Drive and Meridian Ave. by the Lagoon and Vietnam Memorial Bridge and will feature four speakers discussing local and global animal issues.

The speakers will include Bonnie Mandell-Rice speaking about the WOLF sanctuary, Charlotte Cressey discussing spirituality and veganism, Lisa Kemmerer answering the question, “Why vegan?” and Kristal Parks, an elephant conservationist.

“Find out about the ways you can make a difference for animals and the world with the choices you make each day,” read the event’s page on

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