Culture Fest is Coming to the Library in November
Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest 2015 to feature entertainment, food, art, and fun on November 6 and 7. The libraries' popular annual celebration of western Colorado's cultural diversity is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, at the Central Library, located at the corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Culture Fest is family-friendly and is open to the public at no charge.
A reception honoring participants and winners in this year's Culture Fest Art Show is set to take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Central Library, featuring entertainment by musician Steve Williams. The art show is currently on display at the Central Library and will remain up through December 6th.
On Saturday, November 7th, the Central Library will be filled with displays representing countries from almost every continent, and each display will have representatives who are happy to discuss and answer questions about their native lands. Some displays will offer samples of native foods, and some participants will be wearing native attire. Among the countries to be represented are Norway, Russia, Ukraine, China, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Nepal, Italy, Tanzania, Uganda, Philippines, and more.
Here is the entertainment lineup for Saturday, Nov. 7:
11 a.m. - Nine Province Kung Fu (Dragon Dance and martial arts performance)
11:45 a.m. - Mathias Mulumba (African music and drumming)
12:45 p.m. - Logo Ligi (Boulder-based African drumming and dancing)
1:45 p.m. - Danza Azteca (dancers)
2:30 p.m. - Stray Grass (Bluegrass, newgrass, and Americana music)
Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest is in its seventh year, and the annual event has grown to attract almost 2,000 visitors to the Central Library on festival day. Make sure you are one of them for a fun day at the library.