A limited number of tickets for Pacific University's 57th annual Lu`au, scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at the Forest Grove Campus and presented by the university's student Hawai'i Club, Ná Haumána O Hawai`i, are still available and can be purchased online at boxofficetickets.com.
The annual celebration of Hawaiian culture features traditional Polynesian dance, music and entertainment, preceded by an authentic Lu'au meal featuring traditional staples kalua pig, chicken long rice, teriyaki chicken, poi, haupia, coconut cake, and punch. This year's theme is "I Ka Wi Kamali'i" ("Hanabata Days," or, "The care free days of childhood)."
Ticket prices range from $15 to $39, depending on seating and dinner choice.
Dinner is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the University Center on campus, and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Stoller Center gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the show.
A Hawaiian General Store in the Stoller Center will feature specialties flown in from the islands. Fresh pineapples, cookies, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, leis, jams and jellies, and other treats will be available Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m. before the show.
The Lu`au is a fundraiser for NHOH activities and community service events, and is a collaborative effort of NHOH members, faculty, staff, local community members, businesses and family members at home in Hawai'I, many of whom travel to campus from the Islands a week in advance to make leis and put together decorations.
Founded in 1959 and initially comprised of 16 students. Ná Haumána O Hawai`i grew to 60 student Club members representing the eight islands of Hawai'I by 1962. NHOH now has 375 student members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Hawaiian culture. Students actively share their Island traditions by performing at various functions both on and off the university campus.
For more information, visit pacificu.edu/luau.