International Bazaar is centerpiece of Community Week

Faces at the UAB International BazaarUAB Community Week 2104 takes place January 27-31, celebrating our campus' diversity and providing opportunities to learn about and appreciate each other's differences through programs such as lectures, discussions, films, volunteer projects, and cultural events.

In a week already packed with activities — from flag football to tea time — the 13th annual International Bazaar stands out as the pinnacle event with food, entertainment, art, and cultural displays from around the world. It will be held January 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center.

Here's a rundown of the schedule for the Bazaar (don't miss the Food Schedule below:

Opening Ceremony
11:00 a.m.
Meet Blaze
Meet and Greet Area | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Demonstrate multicultural pride with UAB's mascot, Blaze the Dragon.
PAX Alabama Chapter Talent Showcase
11:30 a.m.
Program of Academic Exchange (PAX) is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to increase mutual respect among the people of the world, to foster an appreciation of our differences and similarities, and to enhance our ability to communicate with one another.
“The Fusion” – Irene Rimer & Company
12:00 noon
Flamenco/Egyptian fusion, Jaleo, Zambra (Indian, Moorish fusion) and Sevillanas (with tambourines)
Around the World | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Receive an artistic rendition of yourself against an exotic background (choice of Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, or Great Sphinx of Giza).
Worldly Trivia
12:20 p.m.
Blazers in the Green – UAB Student Lead Hip-Hop Dance Crew
12:30 p.m.
Performing a collaborative modern style hip-hop routine with various trick elements, upbeat music, and synchronized motions to current popular music
Artistic Roots | 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Participate in traditional Japanese paper folding to design personal works of art that serve as memorable souvenirs of their multicultural experience.
Ali Masoud, Senior - International Studies Major
12:35 p.m.
Singing Arabic Pop
Native American Drum Making
Artistic Roots | 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Birmingham Museum of Art partners with UAB at the International Bazaar Arts Village, where guests can design drums that exemplify traditional and contemporary Native American artwork.
“Flamenco Rhythms” – Irene Rimer & Company
12:45 p.m.
Farruca, Alegrias, Solearas and cane dance
Food Demonstration: Making Mofongo with Louis, Owner - Miami Cafe
1:15 p.m.
Mofongo is an Afro-Puerto Rican dish typically made with fried green plaintains mashed together in a pilon (which is a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bits of bacon.
Huichol Yarn Paintings
Artistic Roots | 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Birmingham Museum of Art partners with UAB at the International Bazaar Arts Village, where guests use yarn to make paintings, a rare form of handcraft exclusive to the Huichol people of Mexico.
PAX Alabama Chapter Talent Showcase II
1:45 p.m.
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Wii the People | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perform and compete for fun in this up-to-date survey of American pop music.
Wordly Trivia
2:20 p.m.
“Tadkha” – Yashna Krishnamani, Junior – Health Care Management major
2:30 p.m.
Bollywood Dance
Around the World | 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Have your hand decorated with temporary tattoos, using henna dye, an ancient Near Eastern practice.
2:45 p.m.
Classic and modern Egyptian Cabaret Belly Dance numbers that will feature all of the elements of a classic Egyptian routine including flowing Isis Wings, fluid improvisation, and dramatic hip work and a balanced sword dance
3:00 p.m.
The Royal Family
Meet and Greet Area | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Miss UAB 2014, Miss Indian Alabama 2013, Miss Black USA 2013, Miss Hoover 2014 & Miss Alabama Latina 2013 meet with guests and participate in photo op and autograph signing.
International Fashion Show
4:00 p.m.
Coordinated fashion show by Nicole Rodriguez, Sophomore - International Studies Major
Chinese New Year Celebration
5:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by the Chinese Society at UAB
Chinese New Year Celebration
All | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with food, games and music.

Tent 1 Tent 2 Tent 3 Tent 4
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
“Seoul Sushi”
(Japanese Food)

Co-Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government Association - Sushi Chefs on site at tent, made to order

California Roll (4)
Crab, Cucumber, Avocado, Smelt Roe

Spicy Tuna Roll (4)
Spicy Tuna and Avocado

Crunchy Shrimp Roll (4)
Shrimp, Cucumber Crunchy, Mayo

Crunchy Crab Roll (4)
Crab, Cucumber Crunchy, Mayo

Vegetable Roll (4)
Cucumber, Avocado, Burdock

Food prepared by:
SPR (Seikisui Pacific Rim)
1025 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Taste of the Magic City
(Local Eats)

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the UAB School of Medicine

Soul Pie (Pizza Slice)
Turnip Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Conecuh Sausage, Grilled Red Onion, Bacon, Pepper Jack and Cheddar Cheese

Smoked Wing & Cheese Biscuit

Sweet Potato Pie
Original, Praline and Marble Chocolate

Food prepared by:
Slice Pizza
725 29th Street South
Birmingham, AL

JaWanda’s Sweet Potato Pie

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ
1908 11th Ave South
Birmingham, AL
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
When in Rome
(Italian Pasta)

Co-Sponsored by the UAB Ambassadors

Basil Pesto
Farfalle (bowtie) pasta tossed with fresh mushrooms, tomatoes and basil pesto cream sauce

Chicken Pomodoro
Tender chicken and ripe Roma tomatoes meet a delightfully creamy wine-garlic sauce accompanied by sautéed spinach and basil
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
“Cocina Casera”
(Puerto Rican Food)

Roasted Pork (Pernil) OR Seasoned Chicken
Served with Yellow Rice and Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gondules), Sweet Plantain (Maduros)

Tres Leches
Sweet butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream

Food prepared by:
Miami Cafe
3641 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A Thousand and One Arabian Tastes
(Mediterranean Food)

Succulent shavings of fresh lamb or chicken wrapped in pita bread

Falafel1 & Hummus2 Combo
1Deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both
2Cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic

Food prepared by:
Al’s Deli & Grill
1629 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chinese New Year Celebration

Spicy Noodles
Thick Udon noodles spiked in a sugar-lime soy sauce with fresh broccoli, carrots and mushrooms

Food prepared by:
Nothing But Noodles
2800 Cahaba Village Plaza
Mountain Brook, AL
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chinese New Year Celebration

Co-Sponsored by UAB Campus Restaurants

Pork Pot Stickers3 with Garlic Sauce & Veggie Egg Rolls4 with Plum Sauce
3Seasoned ground meat filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough
4A thin piece of dough wrapped around minced veggies and deep fried