Wulapalooza 2003 At Willamette

Call it a right of spring or call it an excuse to break loose.

The annual Wulapalooza Festival is Saturday, April 26, on Brown Field at Willamette University from noon to midnight. Rain site is Sparks Center. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring two cans of pet or people food.

The Taiko Drummers will kick off the event a noon. Other performers include Stevi Spaulding from 6:15 to 7 p.m.; Quichua Mashis from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Herschel Patch from 9 to 10 p.m.; and the Thara Memory Superband from 10:30 to midnight.

Speaker Carol Wagner will discuss "War, Culture, and Environment in Cambodia" beginning at 4:30 p.m.

All activities and all student musicians will perform from Stage B. Carol Wagner and all headliner bands will appear on Stage A.

Other activities from noon to 4 p.m. include the art village, letter writing, calligraphy, pottery, henna, slip n' slide, a film festival, mural painting, student peace forums, environmental awareness information, Poi Club Fire-Dancers, BSO Stomp, Bush Elementary Marimba Troupe, S.H.E Flea Market, Willamette Improv Troupe and student musicians.

Food, including the Alaskan salmon bake, Korean and Native American cuisine, pizza, cotton candy and selections from The Bistro campus coffee shop, will be available for purchase from 2 to 7 p.m.