Dad’s Weekend Activities Planned for Nov. 2-4

PULLMAN, Wash. — A variety of activities is planned at Washington State University this weekend, Nov. 2-4, as the Cougars celebrate Dad’s Weekend.

Several art exhibits are scheduled, including an outdoor photography exhibit at the Compton Union Gallery on Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Saturday at the same times. The Museum of Art will once again host the Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring recent work in a variety of media by current and retired faculty members. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Also a sculpture exhibit in Fine Arts department’s Gallery II featuring Richland artist Tom McClelland is set for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.

Two performances are scheduled for Friday night. Vocal Extravaganza will take place at 8 p.m. in the Bryan Hall Auditorium. Madrigal Singers, University Singers, Concert Choir, Opera Workshop, VoJazz and Crimson Revue will perform. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Also performing at 8 p.m. Friday is “Caution: Men at Work – TAP.” The seven dancers and a live band will perform at Beasley Coliseum, giving the audience an opportunity to witness the progression of tap dance from the streets of Harlem into the Nineties. Tickets may be purchased at the coliseum box office, all G & B Select-A-Seat outlets, or by calling 1-800/325-SEAT.

Tickets for the Dad’s Weekend “Beat the Bruins” Breakfast are on sale through Nov. 2 and are $10. The breakfast will be held in the CUB at 7:45 a.m. and will include the announcement of the Dad of the Year along with entertainment and guest speakers.

The Cougar football team will battle the UCLA Bruins in Martin Stadium at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at 509/335-9626 or 1-800/GO-COUGS.

A number of open houses are scheduled for Saturday as well. The WSU Visitor Center at the Cougar Depot in downtown Pullman will be open from 8 a.m. through the entire game on Saturday. General admission tickets, parking information, WSU souvenirs and refreshments also are available. The Lewis Alumni Centre will be open from 9 a.m. until game time on Saturday and Ferdinand’s, the WSU Creamery, will be open from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the Dad’s Weekend Comedy Show will feature popular stand-up comedian D.L. Hughley, who can currently be seen in his own sitcom entitled “The Hughleys.” Tickets are $19.50 in advance and $21 the day of the show. They can be purchased at the coliseum box office, at all G & B Select-A-Seat outlets or by calling 1-800/325-SEAT.

On Sunday night at 7 p.m. the Dark Star Orchestra will recreate an actual Grateful Dead concert. The band, which started in Chicago in 1997, plays complete set lists song for song. Tickets are $15 for students, $17 general public and are available at the coliseum, at all G & B Select-A-Seat outlets, online at, or by calling 1-800/325-SEAT.