The biennial Celebración Artística de las Américas (CALA Festival) first celebrated the contributions of Latino heritage to our vibrant life in these Americas in the fall of 2011. A kind of rolling, virtual festival in spirit, it presented and helped sponsor plays, musical and dance events, art exhibits, food, food, food, and other cultural and educational treats here and there throughout Arizona over a period of several weeks, wrapping up, as it does this year, right around Día de Los Muertos. The CALA Alliance brings it on home once again during the coming week with an assortment of excitement, starting with CALA PHX! Fest on Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2, in the area bounded by First, Adams, Third, and Monroe streets.
|Larry F. Penunuri Jr. and Michael F. Bowler work on their fundamentals in The Mighty Vandals, to be presented Saturday night as part of CALA PHX! Fest.|