posted on: 03/02/2011 - 1:57pm by Cosmos
Spring marks the return of many of my favorite things: from April flowers in the Park to chasing baseballs at Morley Field. But most of all, I look forward to the resumption of the weekly smorgasbords, a.k.a. Lawn Programs, at the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages.
To celebrate its 75th year, the cottages are adding a Saturday Lawn Program series to complement the long running Sunday afternoon programs. Scheduled for the first Saturday of the month, the free Saturday @ The Lawn series will feature dancers, musicians, and other performers from a wide range of cultural traditions.
For instance, kicking off the series this Saturday, March 5, will be Polish singer and musician Krzysztof Wiszniewski, the keyboard prodigies the Pizarro Brothers, Flamenco dances courtesy of Sabor Andaluz (pictured), Flamenco guitar music by NovaMenco, a Chinese Lion Dance, and much more.
These performances will set the stage, if you will, for the spectacular annual fiesta, a.k.a. Lawn Program, hosted by the House of Mexico on Sunday, March 6. Honoring next month’s Dia de los Niños (Day of the Children), the festival will serve up plenty of additional cultural entertainment, traditional costumes and crafts, and of course the usual assortment of Mexican delicacies fit for Cosmos consumption, including enchiladas, tostadas, and carne asada.
If you’re unable to take in this weekend’s cultural double header, don’t despair. Saturday @ The Lawn returns monthly while the Sunday Lawn Programs continue through October, featuring a different cultural host, and menu, each week.