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Friday, May 24, 2013

Event: Fiesta! @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center

iesta! Celebrates Mexican Heritage and Culture in Utah
with Music, Dance, Art, Fireworks and Food

WHAT:           Fiesta!
WHEN:           Saturday, June 1, 6 p.m. until dark

WHERE:         Utah Cultural Celebration Center
                                                1355 West 3100 South
WHO:              Everyone is welcome to attend Fiesta! free of charge.

WHY:              The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is proud to host Fiesta! – a spicy evening of
traditional Mexican music and dance, Aztec ritual performances, food and a ceremonial torch lighting of the Olmec head complete with fireworks.

Activities throughout the evening will include stemmed rose giveaways, ongoing games of the popular La Lotería (with prizes!), paper flower making and demonstrations, bead stringing and other hands-on children’s art activities. Piñata breaking, balloon animals and bouncy houses will entertain children while adults compete for prizes in a mariachi sing-along!

Imported arts and crafts from Mexico will be for sale in the Una Mano Amiga sponsored Mercado, with funds supporting health needs of children in Mexico. La35 will have delicious food for sale.

In the gallery, Artes de Mexico en Utah will co-present the popular exhibit, Mexico Then and Now, showcasing Mexico’s past through the legendary archive of photographs by Agustin Victor Casasola. Mexico Now complements Mexico Thenwith photographs of contemporary Mexico taken and added by Utah residents.

For more information about this and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org, ‘like’ us at facebook.com/CulturalCelebration or follow us @WVCUCCC.

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