With the economy kinda dumpy, you might want to get away from it all. Adding stamps to your passport, though, doesn't seem practical right now.
Cheer up, buttercup, because Phoenix Sister Cities has your back with its annual WorldFEST celebration, which features a full weekend of transnational cuisine, drink, entertainment, and other jollification. Through the Sister Cities program, our town is hooked up with (ready for this sweet list?) Calgary, Canada; Catania, Italy; Chengdu, China; Ennis, Ireland; Grenoble, France; Hermosillo, Mexico; Himeji, Japan; Prague, Czech Republic; Ramat-Gan, Israel; and Taipei, Taiwan.
Fri., Feb. 27, 5-10 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., March 1, 12-6 p.m., 2009