East’s annual CoffeeHouse makes a return this April


Vivian Zhao ('22)

Coffehouse makes a return for 2022.

With a school of about 2,000 students, East, undoubtedly, has a lot of talent. Each year, students have the chance to showcase that talent at East’s Coffee House. From dancing to acting to singing to solving a Rubik’s cube while saying all the elements of the periodic table, the talents range from so many different acts.

Coffee House is an event that acts as a talent show that is hosted by East Singers, open to the public. This year, it is taking place on April 9th from 7-10 p.m. in the East auditorium, and ticket sales are $10. They are open to donations towards the charity they are supporting as well.

“Just every year with new talents and new acts, there is always that element of unexpectedness.”

In years past, Coffee House has had out-of-the-box performances. They are definitely expecting some type of performance this year. Typically, they receive many singing acts, as the event is hosted by East singers, a vocal group at East.

“There are a lot of other things that we do so people aren’t just sitting there and watching the show,” Izzy Ortiz (‘22), the head of advertising, said.

Besides watching the acts, there will be a bake sale at the event as well as other activities in the works including flower pot and flower crown painting. Refreshments like water, hot chocolate, and tea will also be offered to those who attend.

With this year being our “return to normalcy” year, the committee for Coffee House is trying to make the transition from having an online show to an in-person one. Last year, everything was hosted online: watching auditions, advertising for the event, and receiving donations.

“We are trying to bring Coffee House back to normalcy while keeping it as safe as possible for our attendees,” said Maddie Reddy (‘23), part of the act selecting committee, advertising committee, and decorating committee, who was on vocal rest.

Every year, Coffee House raises money for charity; this year’s charity is Project Heal which helps people through eating disorder recovery and makes getting help towards recovery more accessible.

“Our talents are helping to raise this charity which is amazing,” said Ortiz.

If you wish to be part of this show, the google classroom code is Q7NFREX. Tryouts will take place on March 31 and April 1. If you are available on the second Saturday of April, definitely come out to support the acts and Project Heal!