5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend
|Angelina Ramirez of Flamenco Por La Vida will be at the first-ever festival.|
Phoenix Festival de España
The Phoenix Festival de España makes its debut in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, March 22, with a daylong celebration of Spanish arts and culture, courtesy of Flamenco Por La Vida and the Phoenix Center for the Arts.
The warm weather event includes a beer and wine garden, traditional food, and flamenco workshops for all skill levels. Festival-goers can enjoy an arts market and intermittent performances from Macarena Giraldez, Jason Martinez, and Angelina Ramirez.
The heritage appreciation includes a lecture on Northern Spanish culture from Petra Conde of the Asociación Cultural Española de Arizona, a lecture on flamenco history led by Erica Ocegueda, and ends with a performance from Third Street Theater's flamenco troupe.
Join the fun from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North Third Street. Admission is free, but the Noche de Flamenco performance costs $15. Call 602-254-3100 or visit www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org/events/phoenix-festival-de-espana. -- Janessa Hilliard
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