The Panhellenic Association will hold a carnival offering faculty, staff, students and families a chance to do a little sumo wrestling on Kresge Oval on Friday, May 4 from 2:30-6:30pm.
Carnival-goers can don a special costume stuffed with padding and featuring the traditional sumo attire to mimick the size and dress of an actual sumo wrestler. Other attractions include a boxing-ring-shaped moonwalk with inflatable gloves, a giant slide and a miniature golf course.
There will be six traditional carnival game booths with prizes, palm and tarot card readings, free balloons and face painting. A DJ will play a wide assortment of music, and food will be served at the Kresge barbecue pits. If it rains, the event will be moved to La Sala de Puerto Rico in the Student Center.
The free carnival is sponsored by the Thomas G. Glen Weekends@MIT fund. For more information, contact Vida Ha, social chair of the Panhellenic Association, or see the event's web site.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 2, 2001.