Learn about the traditions of many at annual festival

Celebrate the cultures and customs of people groups around the world through Mesa County Libraries’ annual Culture Fest.

Learn about other cultures and share your own through dress and activities on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4–5, at the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.

“Among the places expected to be represented this year are Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, Japan, Norway, Italy Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania and Antarctica,” according to a news release from Mesa County Libraries.

A reception for the participants and winners of the Culture Fest Art Show is planned for 6–8 p.m. Friday at the Central Library. There will be light refreshments. The art show will be on display through Jan. 3.

Also set for Friday is an interactive performance for children titled “Princess Fearless: Fiercely Flavored Family Folk Music” with musician Mindy Dillard. At 3 p.m. in the Children’s Area, kids can create an instrument to shake during the performance that will begin at 4 p.m.

Culture Fest continues from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library with a number of music and dance performances and some traditional food samples.

The entertainment schedule includes:

■ 11:05 a.m., Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern Dancers.

■ 11:55 a.m., Dance Moab, performing salsa dances.

■ 12:45 p.m., Logo Ligi, Colorado-based West African drum and dance troupe.

■ 1:35 p.m., Nine Province Kung Fu, Lion Dance interactive performance.

■ 2:20 p.m., La Danza Azteca, “Danza Azteca” (The Aztec Dance).

Go to mesacountylibraries.org or call 243-4442 for information.


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