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Experience the Customs and Flavors of the Polynesian Islands at Whitworth’s Annual Lū‘au April 29

April 13, 2023

The Whitworth University Polynesian Club will host the university’s 51st Lū‘au on Saturday, April 29, in the Hixson Union Building and Whitworth Fieldhouse.

This year’s theme is “The Polynesian People.” Guests will experience the customs and flavors of some of the major islands of the Polynesian Triangle including Hawai‘i, Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti and Tonga. 

Dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. in the HUB, and the performance will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. in the fieldhouse. 

The menu includes Hawaiian beef stew, kalua pig, barbecue chicken, rice, lomi salmon, macaroni salad and green salad. Desserts include fruit salad, haupia and banana cream pie. 

A “Show + Dinner” ticket includes the Lū‘au meal and the performance for $35. Children ages 5 and younger are free. Tickets for the performance only are $25 for adults, $10 for seniors (65-plus), $8 ages 6-12 and $15 for Whitworth students. 

To purchase tickets or find more information, visit click here.  If tickets are still available on the day of the event, they may be purchased at the door. 

About Whitworth University: 

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 


Cheyenne Kapua ’24, Polynesian Club president,

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or