Heat on the Street

Finally, Phoenix is starting to cool down and catch up to the rest of the country’s seasonal changes. But this weekend, the Valley of the Sun is about to heat up once again thanks to the 2014 CALA Alliance International Festival. The Celebración Artística de las Américas Alliance will take over Civic Space Park, 424 North Central Avenue, to fill it with Latin American-themed music, performances, and art. This two-day festival offers everything from a silk screening workshop to a kids’ Cumbia dance party to some chido Mexican electronica beats being spun by Mexican Institute of Sound creator Camilo Lara.

Friday night, November 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. will feature light snacks, drinks, and an all-star lineup of speakers, including International chef Javier Plascencia discussing the food and wine movement in Baja California and conductor and director Tito Arturo Muñoz sharing his new direction for the Phoenix Symphony. Tickets for CALA Lab are $35, but the rest of the festival is free to attend. For more information and to buy tickets, visit or call 602-279-9925.

Fri., Nov. 7, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., 2014
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Evie Carpenter is a visual journalist. Using photography, videography, design, and sometimes words, she tells stories she hopes make a bit of difference in the world, even if those stories are in list form and include GIFs.
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