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Fristfest celebrates spring

Thursday, April 29, through Saturday, May 1, 2010, various times Frist Campus Center

Princeton students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to the Frist Campus Center to celebrate spring and the conclusion of the academic year at the annual Fristfest on Thursday, April 29, through Saturday, May 1.

Fristfest kicks off at 4 p.m. April 29 with an outdoor picnic and carnival on the Frist south lawn featuring live entertainment, games and giveaways.

This year's live entertainment lineup features the New York City-based band Dende and Hahahaes (Latin and Afro-beat) and two Princeton student groups, Funkmaster General (R&B and soul) and the Plagiarists (rock and alternative).

The picnic dinner will include grilled gaucho beef sandwiches; beef or cheese empanadas; grilled chicken, sausage or vegetable skewers; Feijoada stew made with either pork or tofu; and free beverages and salads. Free desserts will include banana pie, lime bars, coconut cookies and fresh fruit.

Students with an active meal plan contract can swipe their TigerCard ID on the south lawn to receive food tickets for the picnic dinner. Non-meal plan holders may use cash or Paw Points to purchase $2 food tickets in the Frist Food Gallery. Tickets may be purchased and are valid on April 29 only.

The celebration continues at noon April 30 with the "Iron Tiger Throw Down" culinary competition presented by Dining Services in the Frist Food Gallery. Samples will be provided to audience members, who also will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite recipe.

A "Moonlight Movie" presentation of the horror-comedy film "Zombieland" will take place at 9 p.m. on the south lawn, with free refreshments.

Fristfest concludes May 1 with the Princeton University Wind Ensemble's "Concert Under the Stars" at 9 p.m. on the green in front of 1879 Hall. The concert is cosponsored with the Alcohol Initiative.

For more information -- including a complete schedule, picnic menu and weather-related updates -- visit the Frist website.

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