by Gabe Meline
The Wells Fargo Center becomes a portal to Mexico this week for la Fiesta de Independencia. With the numerous mariachi bands, authentic food stands and piñatas, you’ll feel like you’re right at the heart of the capital city. There’s something for everyone here: games, family activities, art exhibits and dancing. Latino Community Leadership awards are announced, and every corner of the lobby will deliciously smell of cilantro and jalapeño for the salsa contest. Celebrate 202 years of independence on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 1—7pm. Free. 707.546.3600.