PROVO — Brigham Young University students can sample a bit of the world's cultures during the annual World Fest celebration of international cultures and peoples Nov. 13-16.

Students, faculty and the community are invited. The festivities commence at noon Nov. 13 with opening ceremonies and a performance by Living Legends, BYU's multicultural performing ensemble, in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court.

Visitors may then enjoy daily performances at noon and, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit more than 40 cultural booths to learn firsthand from BYU's international students. Other activities include:

A three-course banquet and international fashion show featuring students in the traditional dress of their native cultures will be held Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the WSC Information Desk through Nov. 12.

On Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., hungry visitors can savor authentic cuisine from around the world at the popular Food Fest in the WSC Garden Court. The fare will include Scottish haggis, Indian chicken marsala, German bratwurst, Brazilian feijoada and English trifle, to name a few. Dishes are nominally priced between 50 cents and $1.50 and tickets may be purchased at the door. A free cultural talent showcase will follow the Food Fest at 7 p.m. in the ballroom.

BYU International Services will host the event to coincide with America's International Education Week. Call 422-2695 or visit