University Dining Services at The University of Montana will present its grand finale omelet bar for the 2012 academic year from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Lommasson Center Food Zoo.
The event’s theme will be “Beatlemania.” The Food Zoo will be transformed into a walk-through collage using visual themes from four of the Beatles’ hugely successful albums from the 1960s: “Yellow Submarine,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and the “White Album.”
UDS Director Mark LoParco, along with three UDS assistants, will suit up as the Fab Four to perform during the afternoon’s karaoke entertainment. They also will hand out 60 iTunes gift cards at random throughout the event.
Currently enrolled UM students are invited to participate in the “Beatlemania Karaoke Competition,” which also will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contestants may sing one Beatles song from the Solid Sound Karaoke catalog, viewable at http://life.umt.edu/dining/Approved%20Beatles%20Songs.php. Prize descriptions and complete rules and regulations can be found at http://life.umt.edu/dining under the “rules and regulations” link.
To participate, contestants can claim a spot on the sign-up board in the Food Zoo between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, through the start of the competition. Contestants can perform alone or as part of a four-person group.
Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for the best performances of approved Beatles songs. Prize categories include:
- Best Female Performance of a Beatles Song
- Best Male Performance of a Beatles Song
- Best Female Group of Four Performance of a Beatles Song
- Best Male Group of Four Performance of a Beatles Song
UDS presents bimonthly themed omelet bars for students as a dining diversion from the stress of classes. “Beatlemania” continues the 15-year-old tradition.
“We’ve done some over-the-top themes like ‘The Rocky Horror Omelet Show,’ ‘Kiss’ and ‘Muttley Kroo,’ but this one will set the bar even higher,” LoParco said. “The event will include great food, groovy atmosphere, live entertainment and cool prizes. You won’t want to miss this one!”