Over the conference weekend (March 22-24) there are several events you may want to experience.

The Fever: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8:00 p.m, The Space at Porter Theater

"…mesmerizingly theatrical—a profoundly engaging journey through the awakening of a pampered man's conscience." —NY Newsday.

For those who want to experience a wonderful theater event, come see "The Fever." Winner of the 1991 Obie award for best play, The Fever is a work that asks, in a highly original way: Is it possible, or even right, for a sensitive person to be happy in today's world? After performances in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Spokane, and London, Professor Mitchell Thomas inaugurates the new intimate theatre space at Westmont with this one-man tour de force performance.

The play costs $10 and lasts 80 minutes. Because space is limited to 50 each evening, we advise you to reserve your tickets in advance by contacting Beth Whitcomb via email or at (805) 565-7040. If there is enough NACFLA interest, Professor Thomas has agreed to engage in a "talk-back" with the audience following the production.

Campus Tours: Friday, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

View from the libraryWinter hallgardensWe know you'll need a break from sitting all day so why not have one of our lovely Modern Language majors lead you on a campus tour, or simply guide you to a destination of your choice? You might want to stroll through the "formal gardens" (part of the original estate) to the prayer chapel and duck pond; see our brand new observatory, science and art buildings; or move downhill to the charming 1940s Craftsman-style Reynolds Hall, home of English and Modern Languages—as well as the C.S. Lewis original wardrobe leading to Narnia!

Several students will be available at our coffee break on Friday afternoon for anyone interested.

Mexican Art Exhibit & Días de México: Saturday, 10-4 p.m.

Ignacio AguirreYou will surely not want to miss the new exhibit at Westmont's brand new Museum of Art, featuring 20th century Mexican prints and the original work of Mexican-American artist Rafael Perea de la Cabada. Perea's colorful prints, paintings and sculptures explore issues of contemporary culture in both countries.

Additionally, we have provided a brief break in the schedule (before Saturday's lunch) so you can experience "Días de México: A Family Festival." This all-day event features fun activities, crafts, music, dance, storytelling, food and more, all celebrating the vibrant culture of México.

For more information on both events, click here.