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🎭 Wimpy Kid Rocks Gilbert Stage, Global Village Fest Tours the World, and Gelato Cimmino Scoops Up Free Treats!

Issue #140 - April 5, 2024

🎭 From Page to Stage: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical' Brings Laughter and Lessons to Gilbert

🌎 Experience the World in a Day at Gilbert's Global Village Festival

🍨 Gelato Cimmino to Celebrate Gilbert Opening with Free Gelato Scoops

🎈 Discover Local Events Coming Soon

And more…

From Page to Stage: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical' Brings Laughter and Lessons to Gilbert

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical" is making its Arizona debut at Limelight Performing Arts in Gilbert, offering a fresh theatrical take on Jeff Kinney’s cherished "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series.

Scheduled from April 6th to 19th, the performance transforms Greg Heffley's middle school misadventures into a dynamic stage musical. As the first youth theater company in Arizona to present this musical, Limelight promises an authentic and heartwarming portrayal of the challenges and hilarities of adolescence.

The production stays true to the beloved book series, featuring key plot points like the "Cheese Touch" and Greg’s electoral showdown with Patty, alongside a talented cast of local young performers who embody the spirit of the characters they portray. Artistic director Emma England emphasizes the relatability of Greg’s journey towards self-discovery and the value of genuine friendship.

The musical's diverse score and inventive costuming add layers of enjoyment for the audience, making it an ideal event for families seeking entertainment that resonates with kids and adults alike.

Experience the World in a Day at Gilbert's Global Village Festival

Gilbert is gearing up to showcase the rich tapestry of global cultures at its annual Gilbert Global Village Festival, scheduled for April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilbert Civic Center Lawn. This vibrant, free event invites community members of all ages to immerse themselves in a celebration of diversity through music, dance, food, and more.

The festival's highlights include the Parade of Nations, offering a visual feast of world flags, and an array of stage entertainment with performances that span the globe, from traditional dances to contemporary music.

Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with cultures through interactive booths at Explore-A-Nation and learn about various religions at the Religions of the World exhibit. The World Market promises a unique shopping experience with items that transport shoppers across continents, while the Taste of Nations will tantalize taste buds with culinary delights from around the world.

For convenience, attendees should note that vendors will accept both card and cash payments, but no ATMs will be available onsite. The event is accessible to everyone, with accommodations for wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers, and ESL interpreters will translate announcements at both stages.

Pets on leashes are welcome, with owners asked to be mindful of cleaning up after them. Additionally, a sensory-friendly space will be provided for those who need it.

The diverse lineup of performers includes Halau Hookahi Ika Hula, Ballet Folklorico Amistad, Yellow Bird Productions, and many others, ensuring a rich cultural experience for all who attend.

The Gilbert Global Village Festival not only celebrates cultural diversity but also fosters community engagement and understanding, making it a must-attend event this spring in Gilbert.

Gelato Cimmino to Celebrate Gilbert Opening with Free Gelato Scoops

Gelato Cimmino is extending its reach in Arizona with the grand opening of its new Gilbert location, following the success of its original Scottsdale outpost. This Italian gelato shop, known for its commitment to authentic flavors and premium ingredients, is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration on April 5.

The festivities, set to take place from 12-6 pm, promise to delight visitors with free scoops of gelato, available while supplies last. Located in the heart of the Heritage District at 339 N. Gilbert Road, Gelato Cimmino is poised to become a new favorite for those seeking a taste of Italy in Gilbert.

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Peacock Wine & Book Bar

Pixie Sticks Boutique

Schnepf Farms

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Romeo’s Euro Café

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