Folklore and Feet
Get a warm “mabuhay” (that’s welcome in the Philippines) at Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park, 913-469-4445) at 8 p.m. when the Sinag-Tala Performing Arts Troupe presents “Alamat: A Dance Journey into Philippine Folklore.” The group puts a spin on traditional folk stories, with influence from tribal living, Muslim culture and rural lifestyles. Fun fact: Many Filipino dances reference Spanish-colonial steps, so you can expect an East-meets-West good time. Know what else you can feel good about? Paying your $15 or $25 to the JCCC box office — $10 to $20 for JCCC students — and helping Sinag-Tala and the Filipino Association expand the Filipino Cultural Center. Supporting the arts and potentially picking up a new move or two? Not a bad Saturday. For more information, see filipino-association.org.
Sat., April 17, 8 p.m., 2010