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International Block Party 

When: Sat., Aug. 20, 11 a.m. 2016



Some three decades and a world away from the current state of North Carolina politics, the City of Raleigh established its International Festival with the goal of promoting cultural understanding and celebrating diversity. Since 1987, the nonprofit International Focus has fulfilled that mission, expanded its scope, and overseen the group's flagship event: an annual celebration of the world's culinary, cultural, artistic, dance, and musical traditions, which takes place in October. This year, the group provides an all-day foretaste of the main event in its first-ever International Block Party. In addition to a dizzying array of food and drink, with an emphasis on multicultural desserts, a bevy of special events will be on offer, including "Brew Local, Drink Global," a beer-and-wine tasting with an international slant. The block party will also feature dance performances, food and history demonstrations, and a poster signing with Raleigh artist Bob Rankin. The family-friendly affair is free, a proposition that's pleasing in any culture. —David Klein

11 a.m.–7 p.m., free,

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