Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12-6pm Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12-8pm Phoenix Center for the Arts and Flamenco Por La Vida are proud to present the second annual Phoenix Festival de España, a celebration of Spanish Arts and Culture, March 21 & 22, 2015. Phoenix Festival de España will take place in the heart of the Downtown Phoenix art scene at Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N 3rd Street) and will feature Flamenco workshops for youth and adults, delicious Spanish food, culinary demonstrations, presentations on Spanish culture, live performances, and more! Dance and music groups from throughout the Valley will perform in 30-minute intervals throughout the day on the festival’s outdoor stage. Local and nationally-acclaimed Spanish historians, scholars, and curators will present lectures and workshops with a Spanish flavor. The Festival will also feature art exhibits, costumes, jewelry, and a beer and wine garden. Admission is FREE for the whole family. In addition to the fantastic dance and music performances outside all weekend long, Sunday’s festivities will include a screening of the documentary “Flamenco Flamenco” by Carlos Saura at 2pm in the Phoenix Center for the Arts Third Street Theater. Festivalgoers are encouraged to stay into the night for a very special closing flamenco performance, “Luz De Dia,” also taking place in the Third Street Theater at 6pm. “Luz De Dia” features internationally acclaimed guitarist, Misael Barraza Diaz, with special guest from Madrid, international flamenco star, Nino De Los Reyes. Ensemble includes Macarena Giraldez, Olivia Rojas, Jason Martinez, Mele Martinez, and Angelina Ramirez. Tickets are required for entry to both “Flamenco Flamenco” ($10) and “Luz De Dia” ($15). Those wishing to attend both events, can purchase a combo ticket for $20. Flamenco, Flamenco film ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flamenco-flamenco-tickets-16050042108 Luz de Dia performance ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luz-de-dia-tickets-16050063171 Combo ticket ($20): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flamenco-combo-ticket-film-performance-tickets-16107446807 Additional sponsors include Otro Café, Crescent Ballroom, Jobot, Monica Robles Art + Design, Northwestern Mutual, PAZ, Arizona Commission on the Arts, ACEAZ, and the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department. For an updated list of performers, presenters and workshops, please visit www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org.
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