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Monday, April 25, 2011

FIESTA! @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center (WVC: May 14)

Celebrate Mexican Heritage & Culture in Utah at FIESTA!

WHAT: Fiesta!

WHEN: Saturday, May 14
6 – 10 p.m.

WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119

WHO: Everyone is welcome to attend Fiesta! free of charge

WHY: The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is proud to host the seventh annual Fiesta! – a spicy evening of entertainment, excitement and education celebrating Mexican heritage and culture in Utah.

Bring the family and enjoy the Fiesta!, highlighted by traditional Mexican music, dance, Aztec ritual performances, food and a ceremonial lighting of the Olmec head with fireworks. Along with stemmed rose giveaways there will be ongoing games of the popular La Lotería (with prizes!), paper flower making, bead stringing and other children’s activities, including piñata breaking and face painting. Guests will be invited to also compete for prizes by singing along with a live mariachi band, and participating in a Zumba dance party! Imported arts & crafts from Mexico will be for sale in the Una Mano Amiga sponsored Mercado, with funds supporting health needs of children in Mexico. Special guest and repujado artist JJ Galicia will have an exhibition at Fiesta, and he will also be on hand to discuss his artwork. Finally, Fiesta! will feature stage performances by Latin Dance Heritage, Casa Chiapas Marimba Group, Claudia Cumbia, Lupe Mayorga and Ichantzinco Tlaloc. Don’t miss this celebration!

For more information about this and other events or exhibits at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 801-965-5100 or visit culturalcelebration.org Funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Program, Sinergia International and West Valley City.

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Michael Christensen, Folklorist/Cultural Specialist
West Valley City | Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119
(801) 965-5108

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