More community events this weekend and next

15 Apr

USCIS Open House

Learn more about U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’s (USCIS) programs and day-to-day work by participating in informal tours and speaking with local staff.  Information about career opportunities with USCIS will be available, and the Department of State’s Passport Office will have representatives on hand.  The afternoon will conclude with a small naturalization ceremony.

  • Date: April 21, 2011
  • Time: 1pm- 4pm
  • Venue: Bloomington field office, 2901 Metro Drive, Bloomington, MN  55425

University of Minnesota’s Lao Student Association’s New Year Celebration

  • Date: Saturday April 23, 2011
  • Time: 5pm-10pm
  • Venue: North Star Ballroom (St. Paul Student Center at University of Minnesota) 2017 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108
  • Admission: Free

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Lao American singer, Ketsana, to perform

Acclaimed Lao American singer Ketsana is coming to Minnesota to help celebrate the Lao New Year. Ketsana has to thrilled and entertained audiences with her powerful and eclectic style. She can transition as easily from a soulful Lao tune to high energy power ballads with a repertoire of many stunningly original compositions that embrace her modern and traditional sensibilities. She recorded 10 albums and toured internationally in US, Canada, France and Laos. Ketsana’s pioneering work has helped to highlight other Lao musicians and artists across the United States and popularizing their work across cultures.

Fan favorites include songs such as “The Prayer, Chanting Inner Peace”, “Laos by Night,” “Vientiane in Dreams” and her rendition of the Lao classic “Champa Muang Lao.”

  • Date: April 16, 2011
  • Time: 8pm- 1am
  • Venue: Buasavanh Restaurant, 7324 Lakeland Avenue N., Brooklyn Park
  • Admission: $15

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Other Lao New Year Celebration Events

Wat Minneapolis New Year Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, April 16 to April 17, 2011
  • Time: Starts at 10:30am on April 16
  • Venue: Harrison Education Center 503 Irving Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55405
  • Admission: Free

Wat Minnesota New Year Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 to Sunday, April 17, 2011 all day
  • Venue: Wat Lao Minnesota 22605 Cedar Ave. South, Farmington, Minnesota 55024
  • Admission: Free
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