Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS is a worldwide sensation! With his “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance” (as described by The New York Times), his interpretations conjure the passion, playfulness, and drama of Rioja, his homeland’s rich musical heritage. He is known for his passionate, emotive and open-hearted playing, whether he is performing at intimate recital halls, or playing with beloved tenor, Plácido Domingo, to an audience of over 85,000. Maestro Domingo even hailed him as “the master of the guitar.” A born communicator, the guitarist explains, “Music is among things we cannot touch and that is what makes it most powerful.”
Monday, April 2
International groups host exhibits on countries and cultures.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rudder Plaza and MSC 12th Man Hall, Free, plus prizes.
From curry to kimchi and sopapillas to semolina cakes, this event is for international food lovers.
5:30-7 p.m., MSC Courtyard, $10 per ticket*
Tuesday, April 3
Student presenters share culture and history of their homelands.
5-6:30 p.m., MSC 1400, Free
Wednesday, April 4
Watch 8 teams from different countries compete in a tournament.
6-10 p.m., Penberthy Field, Free
Thursday, April 5
Temporary tattoos provided by henna artists from Asia.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Rudder Plaza, $5-$7*
I-Fashion & Talent Show
See native costumes from around the world and enjoy international music, dance and other performances.
7 p.m., Rudder Forum, Free
Saturday, April 7
Campus Cultural Challenge
This Amazing Race-style contest will allow participants to complete activities while learning about other cultures.
9 a.m., Spence Park, $10*
Throughout the Week
Collecting donations for a Puerto Rican school and local family impacted by recent hurricanes. Donation boxes located at Evans Library, MSC Student Programs Office, Emerging Technologies Building, and Wehner.
On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality. This performance coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death.