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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Final Week of Welcome events, first day of school fun and more this week

Activities to attend both on and off campus
WSU’s Compton Union Building on campus, Pullman, Wash.

Welcome back Cougs! I am sure most of us have moved into the dorms or apartments by now and are looking for things to do before classes start.

I have just the thing for everybody, both on campus and off, both before and after classes start (if you are looking for more things to do after class next week).

I hope this helps, and enjoy!

Lost in the Palouse Landscape

  • What: Art show featuring work by Ludmilla Parez Saskova
  • When: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays until the end of August
  • Where: 1912 Center in Moscow

Pullman Farmers Market

  • What: Annual farmers market
  • When: 3:30–6 p.m. Wednesdays
  • Where: Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

Jeff Crosby Band

  • What: Live music featuring Jeff Crosby Band
  • When: 8 p.m.–12 a.m. Aug. 17 
  • Where: John’s Alley Tavern in Moscow

Music on Main

  • What: Local bands and artists perform downtown between June–September
  • When: 6–8 p.m. Thursdays
  • Where: Pine Street Plaza in Pullman

Campus Picnic and Resource Fair

  • What: Outdoor picnic with barbeque food, live music and resource fair
  • When: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Aug. 18
  • Where: Glenn Terrell Mall

Intramural Beach Day

  • What: Volleyball, pickleball, basketball and various yard games
  • When: 6–9 p.m. Aug. 18
  • Where: SRC Backyard Courts

National Lentil Festival 

  • What: Thirty-third annual National Lentil Festival with world’s largest lentil chili bowl, live music, vendors and more
  • When: 1–10 p.m. Aug. 19
  • Where: Reaney Park in Pullman

CougGlow Dance Party

  • What: Live DJ dance to kickoff fall semester
  • When: 9–11 p.m. Aug. 19
  • Where: CUB Senior Ballroom

Fridays at the Clock

  • What: Live music from WSU School of Music faculty and friends
  • When: 6:30–7 p.m. Aug. 25
  • Where: WSU Bryan Clock Tower

Black Student Union BBQ

  • What: Annual BSU Welcome Back BBQ
  • When: 3–6 p.m. Aug. 26
  • Where: Reaney Park in Pullman

Beer Olympics

  • What: Tenth annual Birch and Barley Beer Olympics with a mix of beer, food and athleticism 
  • When: 12–5 p.m. Aug. 26
  • Where: Birch and Barley in Pullman 
  • Cost: $40-50, with fees

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • What: Performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
  • When: 2 p.m. Aug. 26–27
  • Where: Gladish Community Center Courtyard in Pullman
  • Cost: $20

I hope you enjoyed this list of events this week, and I will be back next week with more. If there is an event you want to see here next week, feel free to reach me at [email protected].

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About the Contributor
Alexandria started working for the Evergreen in October 2020 as a news reporter and eventually hopped around to the roots/life, opinion and culture sections. She was a copy editor for three semesters beginning in January 2021 and was the Life editor in fall 2022. She was the copy chief for the summer and fall 2023 semesters, and is currently the editor-in-chief for the spring 2024 semester. She is from Tri-Cities, WA, and is always writing in her free time.