Cultural Crossroads

Come to the mall and see the world

Just try get past the initial disconnect (folkdancing in a shopping mall?) and see the larger picture—the mall is the 21st-century equivalent of the community marketplace, the perfect place to see a program of folk arts from local ethnic heritage groups. Cultural Crossroads is one-stop shopping if you’re looking for a sampler of world dance and music. This year’s edition features performances by regional favorites Bokreta Hungarian Dance Ensemble, Enzian Schuhplattler, Filipiniana, Joyas Mestizas, Ocheami, and Urvasi Dance, along with a Balkan Cabaret Saturday night and an open tango session with Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra Sunday afternoon. The Eastside has evolved from the lily-white enclave of the past to a multicultural community, and this annual showcase just underlines that change.

Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2007

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