OC Weekly may refer to Irvine as "a master-planned, vanilla-flavored utopia" but at least for for one day it's going to be transformed into the multi-cultural community of diversity it can be.
On Saturday, the city will hold the annual Irvine Global Village Festival, considered to be "the best cultural festival in Orange County." By the city of Irvine anyway.
From 10 am to 6 pm, the Bill Barber Park will host hundreds of performances on five stages, while attendees can browse the marketplace, watch demonstrations or sample all the different types of international cuisine to be offered.
For the spiritually inclined, there will also be a world religions area, where you can interact with the many different religions from Irvine.
The event is free, although you have to buy tickets ($1 each) for the food, which ranges from 1 to 3 tickets. On-site parking will not be available, but shuttles have been arranged to take people to the event.
What: 11th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival
Day: September 29, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Bill Barber Park