Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00-5:00pm
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 12:00-6:00pm
Phoenix Center for the Arts and Flamenco Por La Vida are proud to present the third annual Phoenix Festival de España, a celebration of Spanish Arts and Culture, March 19 & 20, 2016.
– Paella by the Renaissance Hotel (Saturday only)
– ¡Paella Espectacular! – Prepared by Doug Robson (Otro Cafe) and Aaron Chamberlin (Phoenix Public Market) (Sunday only)
– Taste of New Mexico Food Truck
– Urban Beans
– Paletas Betty
– Crescent Ballroom
– Dolce Meridiano
Saturday, March 19th Schedule:
Festival open 12:00pm – 5:00 pm
Tierra Adentro Dance Ensemble (ABQ,NM)
Performances at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm
Daytime Lectures (in the Third Street Theater):
1:00pm Camino de Santiago Way by Aleida Howard english
2:00pm Flamenco and Bullfighting by Adair Landborn english
3:00pm Camino De Santiago Way by Aleida Howard spanish
4:00pm Tertulia Flamenca USA with host Erica Ocegueda english
Free Workshops (in Room 301):
12:30-1:00pm FREE Kids flamenco dance class with Flamenco Por La Vida
1:45-pm-2:45pm FREE Intro to Flamenco 13-adult with Flamenco Por La Vida
3:30-4:00pm FREE Kids flamenco dance class with Flamenco Por La Vida
4:45-5:45pm FREE Intro to Flamenco 13-adult with Flamenco Por La Vida
After Party at Crescent Ballroom from 6:00pm-8:00pm – Tablao Flamenco de PHX with Flamenco Por La Vida and Special Guests Misael Barraza, Alexandra and Ryan Zermeno
Limited street parking available. Avoid the hassle and take METRO Light Rail to the McDowell/Central Ave or Roosevelt/Central Ave. Bike racks are also available. Parking is also available in the Phoenix Center for the Arts parking lot (enter from 3rd Street).
Phoenix Festival de España, will take place at Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N 3rd Street) in the Central Arts District. The event will feature live Flamenco performances, workshops for youth and adults, mouth-watering Spanish food, culinary demonstrations, presentations on Spanish culture, and more!
Dance and music groups will perform throughout the day on the festival’s outdoor stage. Saturday’s daytime presentations on Spanish bagpipes, Camino de Santiago Way, and Tertulia Flamenca USA will educate, as well as entertain. The festival will also feature art exhibits, costumes, jewelry, and a beer and wine garden. Admission is FREE for the whole family.
In addition to the fantastic dance and music performances outside all weekend long, Sunday’s festivities will include “¡Paella Espectacular!” – Doug Robson (Otro Café) and Aaron Chamberlin (Phoenix Public Market) prepare and serve an enormous amount of paella! Fashionable festivalgoers will want to check out the Moda Flamenca Fashion Show, beginning at 4:30pm on Sunday.
Attendees are encouraged to stay into the night on Sunday for a very special closing flamenco performance: “INSIDE Flamenco Para Baile, Cuerdas, y Voz,” taking place in the Third Street Theater at 6pm.
“INSIDE” features world renown artists Nino De Los Reyes, Alain Perez Rodriguez, Ismael Fernandez, Juan Jose Suarez “Paquete.” Tickets to this very special nighttime performance cost $20 and can be purchased at the event or online.
Additional sponsors include Arizona Lottery, Otro Café, Crescent Ballroom, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Asociacion Cultural Española de Arizona, and the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department.