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Family Weekend Features Comedy, Theater, Art, Brunch and More

CWU's annual Family Weekend, where students share their college experience with loved ones and friends, is Friday through Sunday. The event also gives families a taste of life in Ellensburg.

Emmy winning comedian Sara Schaefer will kick off the weekend at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the SURC Theatre. Schaefer has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. She was also co-host of the late night MTV show Nikki & Sara Live. 

The CWU Theatre Ensemble will give three performances of Fiddler on the Roof, the classic tale of a milkman battling personal struggles while trying to keep his family together. On Friday and Saturday evening the timeless play can be coupled with a dinner package at Dakota Café in downtown Ellensburg. 

Family Weekend concludes on Mother’s Day with a special brunch featuring a delicious selection of eats and a musical performance by singer-songwriter Nelly’s Echo.

The 2015 Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibit also is on display throughout the weekend. Other activities include interactive art at Gallery One, a free Zumba class, indoor rock climbing, 88.1 The ’Burg radio station tours, Yakima River floats, a tea party, basket making, and more.

Find the complete Family Weekend schedule here. Register online here. Purchase tickets and CWU T-shirts here

May 1, 2015