Support and learn about the Treasure Valley’s growing cultural scene at two events this weekend. Both will help raise funds to build cultural centers.
▪ Celebrate the area’s growing diversity at the second World Village Festival Kickoff party. You can dig the modern Mediterranean grooves of Boise world music band Tambalka, an ethnic-style fashion show, global food spread, silent auction and tequila tasting by Boise’s Mexican Consulate. The festival itself will be, Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, in Capitol Park, 601 W. Jefferson St., Boise. It is organized to raise awareness for the need of a cultural center to support the Valley’s diverse communities.
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, The Basque Center, 601 Grove St., Boise. $10-$40. 344-5501, WorldVillageFestival.com.
▪ Boise’s Bosnian community invites you to experience its culture, food, music and dance at the second annual Bosnian Heritage Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you’ll see performances by Mladi Behar Dance Company, the Boise Sevdah Club band playing traditional music, literary readings, cooking and sport demonstrations, and talks about Bosnian culture. And you can sample Bosnian food from sweet to savory. At 4 p.m. Bosnian-American pop singer Sajo Kapic takes the stage for a dance party.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Free.