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AcroYoga, Kizomba, Meditation, Belly Dancing, Massage and More at the Interfusion Festival

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Interfusion Festival is an annual celebration of the human spirit. The Festival connects a variety of arts and communities together for a unique melting pot experience. The Festival includes over 30 day workshops, 30 artists, and 2 nights of major shows and dance socials. Net proceeds are being donated to local communities, non-profits and the arts.

Beginners Welcome & No Partner Necessary.

Event of the Day: Mambo Combo Tonight at Belvedere Square!

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Mambo Combo was named best Latin music group in 2007 by WAMA (the Washington Area Music Association) and “Best Party Band” in 1999 by Baltimore Magazine. For more than twenty-five years, the band has been entertaining in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, from the Caribbean to New England.Few people can resist dancing to the infectious soca and samba on Mambo Combo.  As Baltimore Magazine put it, “… crowds moving to the seductive rhythms of Island sound are a pretty good tip-off that the group is nearby.”
Belvedere Square will be open throughout the night for shopping and eating.  It’s the perfect night for Summer Sounds at the Square!

Salsa Lessons at Mobtown Ballroom

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Salsa Dance at Mobtown Ballroom

catch of the day fish (2)It’s no exaggeration to say that Latin dance has taken American culture by storm in the last several years. Dancing with the Stars was sort of like the Super Bowl of ballroom dancing—those of us who otherwise know nothing or could care less about ballroom dancing (or professional football) suddenly are tuned in, studied critics, who maybe even have our own secret aspirations of strutting our stuff out there. And not only do we have Dancing with the Stars, we also have Zumba—which has swept gyms across the country as a fun salsa-inspired workout that does, indeed, scratch the maybe-I-was-born-to-be-a-ballroom-Latin-dancer itch. But, like Marvin Gaye said, “ain’t nothing like the real thing…” And after all, if Jennifer Grey could learn to do the merengue, why can’t we? (setting aside that she had the often shirtless Patrick Swayze for a teacher…)

Guacamole Is a Cruel Mistress: A Recipe

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University of Baltimore Asst. Prof. and Bohemian Rhapsody Columnist Marion Winik has strong opinions about how to prepare guacamole — and she’s not kidding around.

A couple of weeks ago in The New York Times Book Review “How to” issue, novelist Kate Christensen, who has recently moved to Maine, had a wonderful essay about making clam chowder. The theme of embracing a new place through its ingredients and dishes is a sweet one to me. It was the story of me and Texas, where I lived for 20 years.

The Tex-Mex food I am and always will be obsessed with is divided into two categories: things you can make at home, and things you should go to Texas to eat in a restaurant, like cheese enchiladas or huevos rancheros with fresh tortillas and refried beans. I won’t dwell on the latter; it will just make us sad. Fortunately, in the do-at-home group is guacamole.

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