Skip to main content

Originally published Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:02 PM

  • Share:
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Eastside's cultural diversity shines in festival of music and dance

Cultural Crossroads Festival, Nov. 2-4, 2012, in Bellevue

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >


Discover the Eastside's 21st-century ethnic diversity during this weekend's Cultural Crossroads Festival.

This annual shindig at the Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, in cooperation with the Ethnic Heritage Council, features three days of music and dance, an international bazaar (featuring holiday gifts and ornaments, such as those pictured here), plus exhibits and food from around the globe.

In a Friday night event favorite, Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra will bring out the tango dancer in everyone, with a free tango lesson by Patty Leverett. Saturday afternoon, watch the classical dances of Orissa, India, by the Urvasi Dance Ensemble. Other entertainment spotlights cultures of Chile, the Balkans, Bulgaria, Russia, China, Egypt and more.

For kids, there's an international, interactive Lego display, plus a display of more than 130 dolls in ethnic dress from around the world.

It's free, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, at Crossroads Bellevue, Northeast Eighth Street at 156th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue. More information:

Brian J. Cantwell, Seattle Times Travel staff

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Get ready for 2015

Get ready for 2015

The Seattle Times 12-month wall calendar features hand-picked photos of life in the Pacific Northwest. Order while supplies last!



The Seattle Times photographs

Seattle space needle and mountains

Purchase The Seattle Times images