The 2013 Living Traditions Festival is this weekend.
When • Friday, May 17, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19, noon to 7 p.m.
Where • Salt Lake City & County Building (450 S. 200 East), Salt Lake City
Tickets • Free admission
Headliners • The Relatives (psychedelic gospel, May 19 at 5:30 p.m.); Maura O’Connell (Irish -American folk, May 18 at 8:30 p.m.); De Temps Antan (Quebec folk, May 18 at 7 p.m.);and Mariachi Divas (multi-cultural, all-female ensemble, May 17 at 8:30 p.m.)
Main stages • Over 40 performances will be presented on the festival’s two main stages, which will showcase a wide variety of traditional music and dance styles, including Salt Lake Capoeira’s Brazilian acrobatic movements, Salt Lake Scots’ traditional bagpipes, and Watoto Wa Africa’s contemporary African dance
Crafts • There will be a crafts demonstration and sales area where examples of traditional crafts will be created onsite by invited master artisans. Art work from Armenian hand-knotted carpets and custom Sanpete County Boots, to Navajo Pottery and Belarus Woodcarving, will be displayed and demonstrated
Kids • Children ages 12 and younger will be able to explore myriad cultures through traditional crafts. Local artists will teach participating children the stories behind each craft, showing them how to create their own meaningful object that they can take home and treasure.
Food • The Living Traditions Food Market offers an array of traditionally prepared foods by 21 local vendors. Menu highlights include Lebanese kibi sandwiches and falafel, Colombian papas choreddas, and Basque croquetas.
Bocce • Members of the Utah Bocce Association will also be on hand to set up courts and provide instruction in bocce ball, an ancient game that requires skill, strategy, and a little luck