El Palacio’s Mexican Restaurant in Chandler is celebrating Mexico’s independence from Spain with a homemade salsa competition, live mariachi bands, dancing provided by Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli and a kids activity zone. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Xico — a nonprofit arts organization.
DETAILS >> 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. El Palacio’s Restaurant and Cantina, 2950 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. $8 in advance, $10 at the door, free for kids 12 and younger. (480) 802-5770 or www.epchandler.com.