Imperial Valley American Field Service invites the public to its second annual "AFS and Company Variety Show" scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Performing Arts Theatre in El Centro.
AFS connects foreign-exchange students with local families and the variety show is a way for those same students to share a bit of their own cultures with an American audience. Performers will represent a number of countries from all around the world, including Italy, Belgium, Thailand, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Australia and Argentina. Tickets are $5 a piece and are available at Clark Baker Music in El Centro, Lou Lange's Music Bar in Brawley or at the door.
Tonight at the Old Post Office Pavilion is a repeat performance of an original work titled "Innocently Insane." Sixteen-year-old local poet Steven Sanudo has created an original piece about a boy who enters an abandoned mansion, where he meets the girl of his dreams and falls in love with her only to find that she destroys his life, crushes his ambitions and dashes his dreams in a bitterly selfish moment. A bit on the dark side, this performance piece is well-written and cleverly staged. Admission is free and open to the public.