“Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft and implement demonstrations, ethnic cuisine, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Watch hula performances, listen to Tahitian drumming, try out ancient Hawaiian games, enjoy island cuisine, and admire artisans as they create traditional weavings. The ninth annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature various cultures, including Hawaiian, Marshallese, Chamoru, Tahitian, Samoan, Tokelauan, Maori, and Tongan. On Saturday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m., the Aquarium will honor Tongans Steven and Lita Fifita with the Heritage Award for their outstanding community service to Pacific Islanders.”
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“RICE FIELD OF DREAMS follows the journey of Cambodia’s First National Baseball Team as they prepare for and participate in the 24th “Sea Games” – an Olympics-like sports competition between South East Asian nations to be held in Bangkok. For the 22 young players Joe assembled and trained over the previous five years it is their first venture outside of their farming villages.”
“How do you move forward in life when you’re stuck where you are? In Long Beach, CA, two young Cambodian-Americans search for an answer. Vuthy is a lonely 16-year-old who loves hip hop and Dungeons & Dragons. His ambitious older sister is starting to veer from her steadfast path to higher education and assimilation. With great humor and a modern sensibility, Year Zero sensitively explores how to escape a painful past while honoring the legacy of one’s own history. It’s a contemporary comedic drama about reinvention, redemption, and finding where we belong.”
The 3rd place winner of East West Players’ 2008 Playwriting Competition.
One Imagination holds Open Mic Nights on the last Thursday of every month. This Thursday is a special Open Mic Night as they are celebrating their four year anniversary.
“Our four year anniversary is coming up and we want you to be a part of it! Meet old faces and new as we reminisce on memories and look forward to building new ones. First timers highly encouraged!
This event is FREE + ALL AGES. Please purchase food to support!
DONATIONS to One Imagination will be accepted as well. (We do this completely free of charge and often out of our own pockets so donations or purchase of our merchandise are greatly appreciated.)
*CANELA NEGRA* will grace our space with their live music!
Latin jazz, reggae, soul straight from LBC.
Other Special Guests:
-White Noise (beatbox)
-Shining Sons (conscious hip hop duo)
-Sumiko Braun aka soul.in.my.fist (hip hop/spoken word artist with The CollectiV and One Imagination)
-Antonio (host of Definitive Soapbox open mic)
-Big Brother (organizer/poet with One Imagination)
-Stevie Merino (Poet/Organizer with Party for Socialism & Liberation)
-AVI the Most Ill (conscious hip hop/acoustic from West Covina)
-Divine Daughters (conscious dynamic womynist duo)
More TBA as date comes closer…
-Nativity [Dank Radio]
*DJ nPrevail and DJ South will be up to other shenanigans.”
“An evening of contemporary Pacific Island Poetry, Art, and Music.”
- WHERE: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
- WHEN: Sat 12/4/10, 6-9pm
- HOW MUCH: $22 presale, $30 at door, special rates for members and students
- MORE INFO: http://www.pieam.org/spokenword
“On display will be Cambodian court dance and costuming, drawing, shadow puppets, music and musical instruments, textiles, dressmaking, weddings, cooking, and games. Additionally, Jeffrey Weaver, of the J. Paul Getty Museum and curator of the forthcoming exhibition – “Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia,” will give a talk about the exhibition.”
- WHERE: MacArthur Park 1321 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, 90813
- WHEN: Saturday November 20, 2010 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
- HOW MUCH: FREE!
- MORE INFO: http://www.everythinglongbeach.com/councilman-dee-andrews-and-cambodia-town-to-host-2nd-annual-cambodian-arts-culture-exhibition/
- WHERE: 695 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach
- WHEN: 10/15 – 10/17/10, Fri 6-10pm, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 11a-5p
- HOW MUCH: Fri, $10 advance, $20 door; Sat and Sun free!
- MORE INFO: http://www.pieam.org/events.html
It’s not very often that you can go to a grand opening of a museum. And it’s FREE on Sat and Sun!