Every year Houston boasts more than a dozen colorful festivals when the city's ethnic communities each take a turn celebrating their cultural heritage. Today it's the Eurasian country of Turkey that takes center stage at the 19th Annual Turkish Festival. Popular musician Baris Bilgili heads a lineup of performers that include belly dancers, whirling dervishes, Turkish folk dancers and a drum show. There's also an Ottoman military band, traditional Turkish and Bosnian food, and more. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Jones Plaza, 601 Louisiana. For information, visit www.atahouston.org. $3 to $5.
Sat., Oct. 10; Sun., Oct. 11, 2009