The Cultural Crossroads Festival is a free event featuring ethnic music and dancing from around the world at Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, Nov. 6-8, 2009.

Here’s a fun, free event not far from home:

Shop for gifts at an International Bazaar and enjoy the sounds and color of music and dance groups representing cultures from around the globe at the Cultural Crossroads Festival. It’s happening Friday through Sunday at Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, Northeast Eighth Street and 156th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue. Performers range from Quichua Mashis, playing music of the Andes, to the Shahrazad Dance Ensemble, performing folkloric dances of Egypt, Lebanon and North Africa. More information: 206-443-1410 or