The Arizona Aloha Festival presents one of those rare opportunities in Tempe where you may happen upon some dancing buff guys with tribal tattoos who . . . wait for it . . .arent poseur frat boys. To sweeten the deal, these Pacific playboys will be wearing loincloths and working up quite a sweat as they bang on drums or twirl fire batons. Given the Pacific-specific dance performances, an immaculate spread of island cuisine, and an entire marketplace chock-full of uniquely tropical goodies, its safe to say that Tempe Beach Park will be transformed into a giant South Pacific culture orgy. Aspiring Tiny Tims can also tiptoe through the tulips to the ukulele jam session (how could that not be a cacophonous train wreck?) and enter a raffle for some tantalizing tropical getaways.
Sat., March 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., March 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2011
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.