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Go out and get some sun today through Sunday at Fiesta del Sol. Billed as the largest Latino festival in the midwest, you can expect there to be plenty of art, food, carnival rides, live music, and local vendors. However, you might want to you eat your churros and enchiladas after visiting the Tilt-a-Whirl.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt you, right? That's what performers in Comedians Against Violence are hoping as they aim to break the cycle of brutality through jokes and compassion at the Laugh Factory tonight. Aaron Foster will host local comedians in the show, presented by Tio Hardiman, executive director of CeaseFire. All the show's proceeds will go to the cause.
The Neon Marshmallow music festival starts tonight at Burlington. Its mission is to "provide audiences with new sonic experiences." One such "sonic experience" is Dana Schechter's solo project, Insect Ark, which the Reader's Noah Berlatsky says "maps the bleak, ambient landscape where goth and extreme metal meet—moans of endless despair over lost love blend at their tattered edges with moans of endless despair at eternal torment."
For more on these events and others, check out the <em>Reader</em>'s daily Agenda page.