WHAT: Asian Lunar New Year Free Family Festival at Bowers Museum Sunday, Feb. 1
WHEN: Sunday, February 1, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
COST: Free For All
Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Bowers Museum’s Asian Lunar New Year Free Family Festival on Sunday, February 1 from 11am to 4pm.
This fun and family-friendly celebration is free and open to the public, and features Lion Dancers, live classical Asian music by the Pacific Symphony String Quartet, Chinese folk dances, traditional dances of Vietnam, a Qi Gong demonstration, youth art activities, storytelling with Miss Cynthia, a special presentation of the children’s book The Year of the Sheep with author Oliver Chin and more.
The celebration will also include free admission to the Bowers Museum and the Bowers Kidseum, and the first 1,500 attendees will receive free admission to the specially-ticketed China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui exhibit.
The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main St. in Santa Ana. For more information, visit www.bowers.org or call 714-567-3600.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Asian Lunar New Year Family Festival
Norma Kershaw Auditorium
11 AM Oliver Chin: A presentation on his children’s book, The Year of the Sheep (For Sale in the Gallery Store)
Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard
11 AM – 4 PM:
- Face painting, art projects (Dragon Puppets and Brush Painting) Fortune and Almond cookie tasting
12:00 PM Lion Dance by JC Culture Troupe
12:20 PM Sunshine Academy String Ensemble play “Jasmine” and “Joy of Spring,” under the guidance of Mr. Leonard Liu
12:45 PM Traditional dances of Vietnam
1:00 PM Pacific Symphony String Quartet plays classical Asian music
1:40 PM Hoang Hac Khi Cong by Golden Crane Qi Gong. Based on 4 basic movements: press, circle, stress and release
2:00 PM “Changing Faces,” by Master Zhong Wei Qi
2:30 PM Dance Impressions Production performs Chinese Folk Dances
Free admission to specially-ticketed exhibition China’s Lost Civilization is limited to the first 1,500 people on a first come, first served basis. Each recipient must be present. Tickets can be picked up in the North Wing. Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum permanent exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan; Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands; California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos; Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest; California: The Golden Years; Ancient Arts of China and limited engagement exhibition Heavenly Horses, which closes February 22.
KIDSEUM is FREE and OPEN 10 AM – 4 PM
HIGH-TECH & INTERACTIVE FOCUS on ART & ARCHAEOLOGY
Art Projects: Mini Paper Lanterns, Year of the Ram Head Pieces, and Face Painting
Join Master Storyteller, Miss Cynthia, for presentations at:
10:30 AM Mr. Seahorse Written by Eric Carl
11:30 AM Coyote and the Colorado River (Native American)
1:30 PM How the Tortoise Got Her Shell (The Greedy Farmer)
3:30 PM The Big Turnip (Russian)