Recent census data tells us what we already know: Hispanics outnumber non-Hispanic whites in Dallas by a sizeable margin more than 150,000, in fact. And because the 500,000-plus residents who immigrated here from south of our border or have roots in Latin American countries havent left their cultures behind, it only makes sense to have a shindig celebrating all of them as Fiesta Latinoamericana! returns for a fifth straight year. This popular event features three stages of music and dance with performances by local artists representing various Latino cultures. Drop by Flora Street downtown in the Arts District from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to learn how to make tortillas and piñatas, brush up on your merengue skills or simply chill out with honorary chair and state Representative Rafael Anchía, who just might make a serious run for governor in 2014. Call 972-661-2764 or visit dfwinternational.org/fiestalatinoamericana for more information.
Sun., Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 2011