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WSU Humanitas Festival

Oct. 3-5. Washington State University hosts a free and public celebration of world arts. Highlight performers are Ghanaian musicians Okaidja and Shókoto, performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening in WSU’s Jones Theatre in Daggy Hall, and concerts in WSU’s Beasley Coliseum by Step Afrika (7:30 p.m. Thursday) and Aché Brasil (7:30 p.m. Saturday).

World music, dance, food, and fun will be the focus of Saturday’s World Cougar Party and Outdoor Festival, scheduled to take place all afternoon (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) on North Fairway Road in front of Beasley Coliseum. Highlights include two stages with continuous live music and entertainment, ethnic food concessions, beer garden, hands-on arts and crafts activities, prize drawings, and more.

All events are free and open to the public. See the festival website at http://performingarts.wsu.edu/humanitas for more information about festival events.