On February 2 from 11am to 5pm, the Pacific Asia Museum is hosting a day-long Lunar New Year Festival that is free and open to the public, and I wanted to make sure that all my readers knew that they were invited to attend.
This is their biggest event of the year, drawing over 5000 people to enjoy performances, demonstrations and the exhibitions in our galleries. They tent the parking lot and feature a main stage with performances from several different Asian cultures (as you can see below). This event is unique in that it has a pan-Asian focus, while most other events in the area are exclusively Chinese. And best of all, it’s free!
3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival
February 2, 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the third year in a row, Pacific Asia Museum invites the community to a pan-Asian celebration of Lunar New Year, a holiday celebrated by many cultures across Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Parking Lot Tent:
Watch multicultural performances on stage, grab a snack at food trucks Mighty Boba, India Jones, Mandoline Grill and Paradise Cookies, and interact with our visiting artists from Jiangsu, China. These artists will demonstrate a variety of traditional art forms from China, including paper cutting, lantern making, sugar art, cloth art, Chinese knotting, and Suzhou silk art.
11:00 a.m. Lion Dance by San Gabriel Valley Chinese Culture Association
11:30 a.m. Taiko Center of Los Angeles
12:00 p.m. Dance performance by Little Red Flowers Troupe
12:40 p.m. Lion Dance by San Gabriel Valley Chinese Culture Association
1:00 p.m. Taekwondo by Xplore TKD Demo Team
1:30 p.m. Sumo Wrestling by USA Sumo
2:30 p.m. Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Company
3:00 p.m. Chinese Acrobatics by Jason Jiang
3:30 p.m. Dance performance by Little Red Flowers Troupe
Inside the museum:
Ongoing Crafts (courtyard) and Chinese flower arrangements (auditorium)
12:30 p.m. Flower arranging demonstration (auditorium)
1:00 p.m. Docent tour of the museum (meet at the front desk)
3:00 p.m. Flower arranging demonstration (auditorium)
And make sure you explore our current exhibitions in the galleries!
A little about the Pacific Asia Museum Pacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its education and outreach programs. Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is $9 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org or call (626) 449-2742.