Center for the Arts hosts Middle Eastern party |

Center for the Arts hosts Middle Eastern party

Submitted PhotoThe Free Spirit belly dance team will perform from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

Add another foreign word to your entertainment vocabulary.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is hosting a hafla, a traditional Middle Eastern party featuring its Free Spirit belly dance team comprised of dozens of belly dancers from across the western slope 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday.The event will feature a potluck dinner, refreshments and libations, a creativity project for kids and adults, live drummers and music, fire dancing and demonstrations. Middle Eastern clothing, coin hip belts and scarves will be on sale. Dos FooFoos will feature a new collection of “lingerwear.” Everyone is welcome to join in by dressing up as goddesses (or escorting one) and dancing all night for $12 each, children are free.From 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, the Center hosts open dance night for all dancers to experiment with language of movement in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. There is a $5 preregistration fee, or $10 at the door.Call the Center for the Arts 945-2414 for more information or for registration. Proceeds benefit the Center for the Arts dance programming.

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