WHAT: Latifa and Alexandria present the Eighth Annual Carnival of Stars Belly Dance & Comic Art Festival – an All-Ages, Family-Friendly World Dance and Art Extravaganza!
403 Civic Center Plaza (27th and Nevin), Richmond, CA 94804
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, 2011, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days
TICKETS: Adults: $15. Children under 12, $6. Parking: FREE
International Bazaar with Mediterranean Cuisine.
RICHMOND, CA–Come to the most unique cultural event in the Bay Area, combining comic books and belly dancing with live musical performances and panel discussions! This year the festival will be bigger and better than ever, with two days of non-stop professional belly dance performances by top Local and World Artists. Performers converge on the stage, solo after solo, troupe after troupe, while audience members are free to watch and shop at the numerous vendors’ booths, and also to savor delectable Mediterranean Cuisine! Our International Market features a wide range of gifts: dance costumes and accessories, jewelry, arts and crafts, rare and collectible comic books, graphic novels, toys, artwork, books, trading cards, and Rock and Roll and Sixties Memorabilia! Dancers of all skill levels can participate in workshops, intensive training and free dance classes with the Masters and Pioneers of Belly Dance!
Special Media Guests this year include: Underground and Political Comix Legend (Sunday Only) Spain Rodriguez (Zap Comix, Zodiac Mindwarp), Horror-Host John Stanley (Creature Features), Counter-Culture
Our fan-favorite Costume Contest with cash prizes takes place Saturday at 3 pm, and our first-ever Special Raffle takes place Sunday at 1pm!