Monday, June 24, 2013

It’s a Small World at Icicle Creek: First Annual Cultural Fusion Event

 Luis Urrea speaking event is free, but limited to the first 230 people who obtain tickets

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Leavenworth, WA -  The Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in partnership with Sleeping Lady Foundation, Faith Lutheran Church, ¡Team Naturaleza!, and A Book For All Seasons are scheduled to launch the premier of the Annual Bicultural Fest (Fiesta Bicultural) on July 5, 2013, 1 -9pm at Snowy Owl Theater and Outdoor Meadow Stage - 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826 with free admission.

Icicle Creek is dedicated to celebrating excellence in the lively arts and inspiring generations of students, artists and audiences through exceptional educational experiences, live performances, and special events - all in the breathtaking, natural setting of the mountain meadows.

!Team Naturaleza!  Is dedicated to engaging Latino communities in informal natural science education, building a healthier community…with a strong component for healthy lifestyles as a by-product for getting people outdoors.

Award winning author, Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North and The Hummingbird’s Daughter, is the featured speaker along with free family activities, including educational and wildlife booths, the Mariachi Estrella Mexico band, the Village Voices, dancing, food, and hourly bilingual Nature walks led by Team Naturaleza. 

The Leavenworth Naturalization Ceremony begins at 5:00 pm at the Icicle Creek Outdoor Meadow Stage with Urrea’s keynote presentation (sponsored by the Sleeping Lady Foundation) to follow in the Snowy Owl Theater at 7:30pm. 

Bicultural Fest Line-up and Schedule of Events 
1:00 to 5:00 pm - Family oriented bilingual events at the OUTDOOR MEADOW STAGE on Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public: 
(12) Informational/Educational Booths for nature, culture and arts 
El Centenario Taco Wagon (Authentic Mexican food available for purchase. Healthy snacks offered free of charge) 
1:00 pm - Music "Foodways and Byways"
1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm - Bilingual Nature Walks 
2:00 pm - Leonardo Guerrero accordion performance
2:30 pm - Saddle Rockers bluegrass band 
3:10 pm - Ballet Ixtlilton
3:30 pm - Recycled Rhythm 
4:00 pm - Dancing with Birds performance and Leavenworth Distinguished Young Women
4:30 pm - Mariachi Estrella

5:00 - 6:30 pm Naturalization Ceremony at the Meadow Stage 
Free and open to the public. Keynote Speaker is award winning author Luis Urrea. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts host 50 candidates for United States Citizenship at the Leavenworth Naturalization Ceremony. Entertainment by Leavenworth Village Voices and the Mariachi Estrella Mexico band. 

7:30 - 9:00 pm An Evening with Luis Urrea at Snowy Owl Theater 
Luis Urrea is a prize winning author who has lived with border issues and celebrates the two cultures (Latino and Anglo) which are an integral part of his life. Luis Urrea speaking event is free, but limited to the first 230 people who obtain tickets

Into the Beautiful North tells the story of a courageous young woman, Nayeli, determined to save her small town in Mexico to protect - and repopulate - her home. She and her friends head out for America- the strange and beautiful land of their dreams, and fears. Their destination: a small town in Illinois, where Nayeli hopes to discover her father, her warriors, and - if she's lucky - her destiny. 

Luis Alberto Urrea has written 11 books, which contain his critical acclaimed essays, novels and poems. The Devil's Highway was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. 

The Bicultural Fest is underwritten by Sleeping Lady Foundation. A working team of over 50 volunteers and over 30 businesses and organizations partnered to bring this event to the public.

Donations made at the event will go to assisting !Team Naturaleza! (Environment For The Americas), a local non-profit program connecting NCW Latino communities to nature. 

Tickets for the presentation are free and are available at A Book For All Seasons and Avalon Music in Wenatchee. 

For more information, contact Lilia Grundy, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts - (509) 548-6347 x42, or Norma Gallegos -  !Team Naturaleza! (509) 860-0323

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