UM Dining Presents ‘Beatlemania’ Dec. 3 in the Food Zoo

December 01, 2014

MISSOULA – University of Montana Dining will present its final fall semester themed meal from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Food Zoo, located in the Lommasson Center. 

The event’s theme is “Beatlemania,” and 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.”  

Taking inspiration from The Beatles’ homeland, the Food Zoo menu will offer British-inspired options, including bangers and mash, fish and chips, English meatloaf and a shepherd’s pie bar. 

UM Dining Director Mark LoParco, along with three assistants, will suit up as the Fab Four and perform as part of the afternoon’s karaoke entertainment. 

A “Beatlemania” karaoke competition for currently enrolled UM students will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contestants may sing one song from The Beatles’ catalog. 

The karaoke sign-up board will be on display in the Food Zoo from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, through Wednesday, Dec. 3, when the competition begins at 11 a.m. Contestants may perform alone or as part of a four-person group. The best performers will earn prizes sponsored by Coca-Cola and Whitefish Mountain Resort. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

Top performers will earn a ski getaway to Whitefish Mountain Resort. There also will be 30 $10 Bear Bucks gift cards given away. Prize categories are:

  • Best Female Performance of a Beatles Song 
  • Best Male Performance of a Beatles Song 
  • Best Group (4) Performance of a Beatles Song

“For 15 years we have been offering our student guests bi-monthly themed events,” LoParco said. “We hope the dining diversion offers stress relief from classes.”

Complete rules and regulations are available online at http://www.umt.edu/dining/Special%20Events/beatles/Beatle%20Mania%20Rules.php

For more information call UM Dining Director of Marketing Sam Belanger at 406-243-5089 or email samuel.belanger@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Sam Belanger, director of marketing, UM Dining, 406-243-5089, samuel.belanger@mso.umt.edu.