With gas prices still climbing and national terror threats popping up like spring weeds, its a tough time to get out of town. Luckily, the Arizona International Festival brings sights and sounds from countries all over the world together in one day -- with no passport or papers required.
"The [festival] is perfect for those who cannot afford to travel the globe," says founder Ashraf Elgamal.
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Look for music, dancing, food, shopping and entertainment inspired by various world cultures, including performances by Latino folksinger Veronica Lopez, Japanese sword fighters, a belly dancing troupe and a Middle Eastern band.
Sat., May 28, 12-10 p.m.; Sun., May 29, 12-10 p.m., 2011