Last night at Expressarte Cafe, we held our first ever Talent Show with our students from English Club and from CUR (RUF). I need to give credit to Jared Weatherholtz for the idea. One night back in January, we were walking to a Pozole restaurant, talking about fun events that might help bring our various groups of students together, and Jared brought up the idea of having a Talent Night. With a little planning, it became a reality. I think it was a success! Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun together, and I saw English Club students getting to know our RUF students, and vice versa.
The owners of Expressarte Cafe, the place we lovingly call our “office” because we’re there every day, let us use their space on Friday night and charged us a very minimal price for cookies and coffee for everyone. We had 17 “talent acts” and about 40 students total in attendance, which was just about as many people as the cafe could hold! Plus, we’ve already had demand for the next Talent Night… I think the students who didn’t participate now wish that they had!
Here are some pictures of the group of students in the cafe:
Also, we had an amazing student as our Emcee! For this reason, the event really felt almost completely run and put-on by students, which I think was really important for the development of our group identity. Here’s a pic of our Emcee with his funny fake goatee (his idea)!
I think it would be fun to give you all an idea of the 17 “acts” because they were so diverse and creative. Below is a picture or a video of each one. The videos are great… I hope you get to watch them! 🙂
Act 10: A comedian, who told several jokes. Here’s a funny video clip.
Act 13: I don’t even know what to say about this. It is one of the silliest skits I have ever seen! Those are Josh’s arms behind the guy… and the girl’s head is, of course, Ruth!
Act 17: Our final act, Jared singing and playing his original song, “Remember the Memories” on the guitar. This video has some cool shots of the crowd, too.