Smart Bets: Fiesta Latina

What better way to revel in Hispanic Heritage month than with a full-on fiesta? Fiesta Latina celebrates its 16th year as the largest and oldest celebration of Latin American culture in the region. The day-long fête, held at at Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park, has everything from dance and art to folk music and food. Performers include Swing Original Monks (pictured, from Ecuador) along with Juan Benavides Group and Grupo Fantasia. Charlotte-based dance company El Alma de La Luna takes the stage along with traditional Mexican and Aztec dance troupes Cielito Lindo and Tlaxochimaco, among others. Saturday, Oct. 12, noon-8 p.m. Free. Info at 704-779-4500.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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