ASU Worldfest

Join us for the worldfest!

Join us as we bring together our diverse community and celebrate cultures from around the world. You will enjoy two weeks filled with educational, cultural and recreational events that were developed to celebrate the diverse cultures represented at ASU.

Events Schedule


Feb. 14 2014 – April 26, 2014

Moctezuma’s Revenge

When: Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Sunday, Monday and holidays)
Where: ASU Art Museum, 10th Street and Mill Avenue
About: The first comprehensive solo exhibition of works by contemporary Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia. Moctezuma’s Revenge will feature more than 40 works of art from both previous and new bodies of work in a variety of media, many inspired by Sarabia’s recent visits to Arizona. Learn more.

Feb. 19 – 22, 2014

International Conference: The Border: A New Cultural Concept

"Border Urbanization, Militarization, and Virtualization"

Where: School of Transborder Studies, Tempe campus
About: This 18th International Conference will address multiple phenomena, theories, or forms that currently comprise conceptual and empirical research on the border; that is, border relations between neighboring countries, as well as the study of the underlying problems found in any world border whose nature, as seen from all disciplines, is historical, social, economic, gender-related, cultural, political, military, queer, territorial, virtual, or conceptual.  Cost for faculty is $100 and $80 for students. Register and learn more.

Feb. 20 – May 17, 2014

Echoes of Japan

When: Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Sunday, Monday and holidays)
Where: ASU Art Museum, 10th Street and Mill Avenue
About: During the late 19th century Japan had just opened to Western trade and travel, and new steam powered ships, as well as the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, made the ocean voyage safer and faster. At this time a few adventurous women artists from the West traveled to Japan, individually and often unescorted, to learn of the art and culture.  This exhibition is co-curated by Jean Makin and Shiloh Blair McMurtrey and has been generously supported by the Japan Foundation and the Evelyn Smith Exhibition Fund. Learn more.

Feb 20, 21, 27, 28 and March 1

Theatrical Performance: “The Submission” by Jeff Talbott

When: 7:30 p.m. (additional performances at 3 p.m. on Feb 23 and March 2)
Where: Second Stage West, lower level of University Center Building, West Campus
About: As part of ASU’s Black History Month celebration, this co-production with iTheatre Collaborative, this is a fiercely funny and intelligent new comic drama about the words we use to describe each other, and the things we’ll do to get what we want. “The Submission” received the New York Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award and the 2011 Laurents/Hatcher Award for best new play. ASU’s Charles St. Clair directs this production. Tickets are $5 for students, faculty and staff. 

Feb. 20, 2014

Undergraduate Student Government, Downtown Passport to Phoenix

When: 5 – 10 p.m.
Where: Taylor Mall/Civic Space Park/Student Center, Downtown Campus
About: Passport to Phoenix is a USGD signature event connecting students to the Downtown Phoenix community with food trucks, live music, and fun freebies and activities. Learn more.

World Day of Social Justice

Where: All ASU Campuses
About: In 2007, the United Nations declared February 20th as the World Day of Social Justice as a day to support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all. Learn more.

Geeks' Night Out

When: 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: Tempe City Hall
About: There’s science behind everything you love and we want to show you how it works. From science fiction to the business of science and everything in between, we’re celebrating smarts. Join us. It’s fun, smart and very Tempe. And best of all, it's FREE! Learn more.

Astronomy Open House

When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: East of the Herberger Young Scholars Academy, FABNX building, West Campus
About: A telescope viewing of Jupiter and its moons will be the main attraction at the annual Astronomy Open House.  Admission is free and several types of telescopes will be available. Learn more.

Feb. 21, 2014

Night of the Open Door

When: 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Polytechnic Campus
About: For the first time, visitors can now come and explore innovations and discoveries made on ASU's Polytechnic campus, with dozens of hands-on activities supported by ASU students, faculty and staff. Learn more.

Earth & Space Open House

When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Room 185
About: Come join us at our first Earth & Space Open House of the spring semester! This month's theme is Galaxies and will feature a public lecture on "The Universe’s Menagerie of Galaxies" by Teresa Ashcraft, an Astrophysics PhD candidate at ASU. Lecture begins at 8:00 PM and there will be TWO 3D planetarium shows, one preceding the lecture at 7:00 p.m. and another following the lecture at 9:15 p.m. Learn more.

International Carnival

When: 7 – 11 p.m.
Where: Memorial Union, Tempe Campus
About: The Coalition of International Students is hosting the International Carnival (yes, a carnival!) Events include: Fashion Show, Art Competition, Pictionary and Bingo Games, Scavenger Hunt, and more. Learn more.

Open Zumba Combo Class

When: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe
About: Get the best of both worlds - cardiovascular conditioning AND light resistance training with a mix of of Zumba® TONE and Zumba® PARTY. All levels welcome and class is free of charge in celebration of World Festival Week.

French Duos for Strings and Piano III

When: 5 p.m.
Where: Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe Campus
About: Join the ASU String and Collaborative Piano studios for the third in a series of three recitals featuring the colorful and evocative music of French composers including Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns. Grand duo sonatas and intimate salon pieces are featured in these concerts, and performed by the talented students in our violin, viola, cello, bass and collaborative piano studios. There is no cost to attend this event. Learn more.

Feb. 22, 2014

Dance Marathon

When: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe Campus
About: ASU Dance Marathon is an all-night party with a purpose on February 22! All funds raised at ASU DM will benefit the Phoenix Children's Hospital! Learn more and contact dancemarathon@asu.edu if you have any questions.

Fundraising event for Cure Foundation

When: 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Uptown Art 1900 W. Germann Rd
About: 50% of all proceeds from this event will go toward the Cure Foundation mission trip to Uganda this summer. Learn more.

Feb. 22 & 23, 2014

30th Annual Japanese Festival: Arizona Matsuri

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Heritage and Science Park, Near Downtown Campus
About: Celebrate the Annual Festival of Japan featuring exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s activities, bonsai displays, Japanese food and live entertainment!  Learn more.

Feb. 23, 2014

ASU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble with the ASU Faculty Jazz Trio and Jazz Tubist John Noreyko

When: 2:30 p.m.
Where: Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe Campus
About: Join us for a hour of tuba euphonium ensemble with music by John Stevens, Roland Szentpali, Vaclav Nelhybel, student arrangements and more. Learn more.

Feb. 24, 2014

AAPI Heritage Week Event Kick-off

When: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Memorial Union, North Stage, Tempe Campus
About: The Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration kick-off is a mini-variety show featuring dance performances by student organizations. AAPASC, the student coalition driving the initiative will also be selling tickets for the heritage celebration's culminating signature event, Culture Night. Learn more.

Passport to International Week

When: 12 – 3 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Polytechnic Campus
About: Come learn about the World Festival Week events at Poly!  For more information, contact ldunnin1@mainex1.asu.edu.

Open Zumba Class

When: 5:20 p.m.
Where: Sun Devil Fitness Complex, West Campus
About: All levels welcome and class is free of charge in celebration of World Festival Week.  For more information, contact erin.morrison@asu.edu.

Open Bollywood Dance Class

When: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Where: Multi-purpose Room 1, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Polytechnic Campus
About: Bollywood is a lively form of music and dance that originates from the Hindi film industry in Bombay, India. In this class you will get to experience high-intense level of dance by dancing to Hindi music.  This and all classes at the Polytechnic SDFC are free of charge from Feb 20-28 in celebration of World Festival Week.  Contact Christina Beseris (cbeseris@asu.edu) for more information.

Open Tabata Class

When: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Multi-purpose Room 3, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Polytechnic Campus
About: Started as a form of workout to prepare Japanese Olympians, Tabata trains your body for bursts of speed and energy through 20 second interval-style exercises.  This and all classes at the Polytechnic SDFC are free of charge from Feb 20-28 in celebration of World Festival Week. Contact Christina Beseris for more information.

Feb. 25, 2014

Taste of Culture

When: 1 - 3 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Polytechnic Campus
About: Come experience foods from different cultures that reflect the diverse population of the Polytechnic campus.

Soul Train Dance

When: 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Student Center at the Post Office, Downtown Campus
About: On behalf of Student Engagement and the Black History Month Planning Committee, Soul Train was an American television show that aired for 35 years and reigned as the "hippest trip in America," while overcoming barriers and paved a milestone within the Black community. The Soul Train Dance will be an evening full of impeccable fashion, dancing, and music from a variety of genres. This will be an evening you do not want to miss!

Global Café - The Impact of African Governance on Higher Education

When: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Art Café (adjacent to Einstein’s Bagels), Memorial Union, Tempe Campus
About: What are the trends in African higher education, and how do they influence a student’s decisions to stay in their home country or go abroad? A panel discussion featuring MasterCard Foundation Scholars provides an insider’s perspective.  For more information, contact Jennifer.Rode@asu.edu

Dine Around the World

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Fletcher Lawn, West Campus
About: This event encompasses the benefits of foods, spices, and overall cooking techniques from other cultures. Students will be able to “travel” to three different countries such as China, India, & Mexico.  Contact Hagerman-Amanda@aramark.com for more information.

Feb. 26, 2014

Festival of Colors

When: 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Polytechnic Campus
About: Tie dye t-shirts with colored powders. For more information, contact ldunnin1@mainex1.asu.edu.

 

Open Zumba Class

When: 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Where: 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Downtown Campus
About: All levels welcome and class is free of charge in celebration of World Festival Week.

Alive@5 at Engrained

When: 5 p.m.
Where: Engrained, Memorial Union, Tempe Campus
About: Take this opportunity to enjoy live music on the Starlight Terrace (located on the patio of Engrained in the Memorial Union) and a fresh and unique all-you-care-to-eat menu of Mardi Gras-themed tapas and desserts. Cost is $8. Learn more.

ASU Men's Basketball v. Stanford

When: 9 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe Campus
About: There will be several international student organizations attending this exciting match up, and men’s basketball has also themed this game as “Vegas night” – don’t miss it!

Open Zumba Class

When: 5:20 p.m.
Where: Sun Devil Fitness Complex, West Campus
About: All levels welcome and class is free of charge in celebration of World Festival Week.  For more information, contact erin.morrison@asu.edu.

Open Bollywood Dance Class

When: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Where: Multi-purpose Room 1, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Polytechnic Campus
About: Bollywood is a lively form of music and dance that originates from the Hindi film industry in Bombay, India. In this class you will get to experience high-intense level of dance by dancing to Hindi music.  This and all classes at the Polytechnic SDFC are free of charge from Feb 20-28 in celebration of World Festival Week.  Contact Christina Beseris for more information.

Feb. 27, 2014

CTI - Thing on Thursday - World Fest

When: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Polytechnic Campus
About: Celebrate the heritage and traditions of global culture at the 26th annual World Festival highlighting the diverse student enrollment at ASU. The event fosters a global perspective and awareness of the rich human capital and resources through people, culture, and knowledge that exists by way of ASU's local, national and international communities.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Panel  - The Impact of African Governance on Higher Education

When: 5 – 6 p.m.
Where: San Carlos Multipurpose Room, Student Center @ the Post Office, Downtown Campus
About: What are the trends in African higher education, and how do they influence a student’s decisions to stay in their home country or go abroad? A panel discussion featuring MasterCard Foundation Scholars provides an insider’s perspective.  For more information, contact Jennifer.Rode@asu.edu

Community World Festival

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Student Services Lawn, Tempe Campus
About: Come experience cultural performances and learn about various organizations from around the community while enjoying food from around the world!  Learn more.

Evening in the Tropics

When: 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Volleyball Courts, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Polytechnic Campus
About: Come enjoy a volleyball tournament at sunset.  For more information, contact ldunnin1@mainex1.asu.edu.

Feb. 28, 2014

Open Bollywood Dance Class

When: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Where: Multi-purpose Room 1, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Polytechnic Campus
About: Bollywood is a lively form of music and dance that originates from the Hindi film industry in Bombay, India. In this class you will get to experience high-intense level of dance by dancing to Hindi music.  This and all classes at the Polytechnic SDFC are free of charge from Feb 20-28 in celebration of World Festival Week.  Contact Christina Beseris for more information.

Invictus Movie Showing

When: 3 – 6 p.m.
Where: Cooley Ballroom C, Student Union, Polytechnic Campus
About: Get pumped up to go root for the Sun Devils Rugby games at the movie before the match! For more information, contact ldunnin1@mainex1.asu.edu.

ASU Men’s Rugby vs. Cal Berkley

When: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: The East and West Sun Devil Fitness Complex Fields, Polytechnic Campus
About: Originating in England, Rugby is an international renowned sport that involves two teams competing against each other to run a ball from one side of the field to the other. Come watch ASU’s Men’s Rugby team take on Cal Berkley (University of California, Berkley).  Bring your ASU ID card to get in FREE.

Lyric Opera Theatre presents Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte ("So Do They All")

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Evelyn Smith Music Theater, Tempe Campus
About: In Mozart's comic masterpiece COSI FAN TUTTE ("So Do They All") or THE SCHOOL FOR LOVERS, an aging philosopher tries to teach two young couples a lesson in fidelity, forgiveness, and the foibles of human nature. Tickets available from $8-$21. Learn more.

Spanish Film Series: ¡Átame!, 1990 (Director Pedro Almodóvar)

When:  2:00 - 4:30 pm
Where: Language and Literature Building 102, Tempe Campus
About: Films are screened for SPA students, but are free and open for other interested students to attend.  All films are in Spanish, some with English subtitles. Learn more.

Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2014

Local to Global Justice Forum & Food Festival

Where: Farmer Building, Tempe Campus
About: The 13th annual event will feature food, activities and workshops for children and youth, tabling from over 40 community groups. We will again feature music and performances from a number of local artists. The event is FREE and open to all. Learn more.

 

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. - See more at: http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/international-education-week#s...
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. - See more at: http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/international-education-week#s...