The masquerade will include performances, contests and prizes. There will also be a spread of Spanish, Caribbean, Jamaican and Arabian food for guests to enjoy. “The Masked Man,” an anonymous slick gentleman, will make appearances throughout the night, to increase the “mystery."
“We just decided to add a touch of mystery and magic by turning it into a masquerade,” said Masiel Pelegrino, vice president of CASA.
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc. and CASA are presenting an educational event, “Behind the Mask,” in conjunction with the “Multicultural Masquerade” the night before.
“The purpose of ‘Behind the Mask’ is to educate people about the importance of masks and how they are used in different cultures,” Pelegrino said, “and it will also be a mask making workshop for people to learn how to make masks.”
“Behind the Mask” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in MSC 3705. The first 40 people to arrive will receive free masks, which they can use at the “Multicultural Masquerade.”
The main objective for both “Behind the Mask” and the “Multicultural Masquerade” is to help bulls meet fellow students while gaining cultural knowledge.
“This is an excellent opportunity to learn something new and have fun at the same time!”