Travel into November
LYSA ALLMAN-BALDWIN | 11/10/2011, 11:28 a.m.
- 28th annual Mobile International Festival (Mobile, Ala.): The theme of this year's annual three-day festival is "Homecoming" and will include cultural exhibits, gastronomic fare, colorful dancers, family activities, live entertainment and a great deal more-all designed to celebrate the cultures of the globe. (251) 470-7730, www.mobileinternationalfestival.org
- Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show (Seattle, Wash.): Held on the waterfront at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal on Pier 91 next to the Magnolia Bridge, the show features over 250 northwestern artists. Here you will find everything from sculpture to handcrafted jewelry, metal works, designer clothing, wood creations, photography, paintings and other creative items; a wine tasting featuring premium wines from 15 boutique Washington wineries; and live entertainment. (206) 525-5926, www.nwartalliance.com/bestnw
Nov. 25-Dec. 13
- 19th annual African Diaspora Film Festival (New York, N.Y.): Presenting "an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and indigenous people all over the world," this annual festival draws folks from all over the country to films made all over the world. (212) 864-1760, www.nyadiff.org
Lysa Allman-Baldwin writes for numerous online and print publications, including as the cultural travel writer for www.Examiner.com and as a senior travel writer for SoulOfAmerica.com, an Afrocentric travel website. Lysa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.