“Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Dragon! Lion Dancers, Red Panda Acrobats, Martial Arts, Kids Arts & Zodiac Themed Crafts, Food, Inflatable Playland & More! FREE!
The San Mateo County Historical Museum program will include:
* Free Admission to the History Museum (All day) Children’s Crafts in the Rotunda will include activities such as a miniature dragon kites and lucky red envelopes,
* Listen to the Erhu – traditional Chinese version of the violin, performed by Ms. Mei Xuan, an Erhu virtuoso
* Short talk given by Mr. Nan Su, New Tang Dynasty TV (Channel 32) news commentator.
* Chinese Classical Arts presentation”
Posted in Acrobatics, Ceremonies, Crafts, Culture, Dance, Festivals, Free, Live Performances, Martial Arts, Music
Tagged arts and crafts, bay area, chinese, culture, holidays, japanese, lion dance, lunar new year, martial arts, redwood city, Taiko, taiwanese, vietnamese
“The Tết Festival of Southern California is recognized as the world’s largest Tết Festival outside of Vietnam. Helping preserve culture, the festival boasts 100,000+ visitors and dozens of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are emersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the new year.
Tết is the most observed holiday within Vietnamese culture. It celebrates the Lunar New Year, the beginning of Spring, and a way to start fresh.”
They even have a free shuttle service running on Saturday from 12pm-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-9pm if you don’t want to drive! Also, on Saturday ONLY, every visiting family will get a free gift!
- WHERE: Garden Grove Park
9301 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92844
- WHEN: Friday, 1/27/12, 3pm-10pm
Saturday, 1/28/12, 10am-10pm
Sunday, 1/29/12, 10am-9pm
- HOW MUCH: Infants FREE
Children (under 4 feet) $4
- MORE INFO: http://www.tetfestival.org/
“2:00 – 4:00 PM
ARTS & CRAFTS BOUTIQUE (free admission)
Shop for unique holiday gifts including cards, jewelry, ceramics & more!
* * * * * * * * *
4:00 – 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY CONCERT (tickets: $30 general, $50 VIP)
Featuring vocalists: Quynh Giao, Pham Ha, Le Hong Quang, Giana Nguyen, and Pham Dang Khoa
With pianist Quoc Vu and guitarists Thang Le & Thinh Nguyen
Concert tickets may be purchased at:
Viet Bao (714) 894-2500
Nguoi Viet (714) 892-9414
Tu Quynh (714) 531-4284
Bolsa Tickets (714) 418-2499
Online via http://www.vaala.org/
Presented by VAALA (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association)”
“This holiday season, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network invites you to our annual fundraiser and social mixer.
Celebrate with a reading from fiction writer Angie Chau (Quiet As They Come) and exhibits from visual artists Viet Le and Julie Thi Underhill. Meet other emerging and established literary and visual artists and learn about the DVAN Youth Group.
Reading, Art, Pecha Kucha & Dancing
Delicious Appetizers, Street Food Carts and Wine Bar
Suggestion Donation at Door: Sliding Scale $10-20
We accept donations at http://www.dvanonline.com/donate/
DVAN. Support the arts. Support self and community.
Ample Street Parking Available.”
Posted in Art, Dance, Exhibits, Food, Fundraiser, Literature
Tagged angie chau, bay area, book reading, exhibition, holidays, julie thi underhill, pecha kucha, san francisco, viet le, vietnamese
“The San Francisco Chronicle described ANGIE CHAU’s Quiet As They Come as “a powerful mix of tragedy and kindness, of miscommunications and all-too-painful empathy, which bound together are a resonating homage to many an immigrant.” She was born in Vietnam and now lives in Eddie Money’s former studio in Oakland.
ANDREW LAM is a writer and a co-founder of New America Media. Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora has won the Pen American “Beyond the Margins” Award in 2006, and was short-listed for “Asian American Literature Award”. East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres was published in October 2010 and listed as top ten indie books by Shelf Unbound magazine.
ISABELLE PELAUD is associate professor in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and author of This Is All I Choose To Tell: History and Hybridity in Vietnamese American Literature. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN).
These three local authors will read from their work and talk about Vietnamese American identity and literature and California. Bring your questions, observations, and join the discussion!”
I feel like I should do a more in-depth post (or a series of posts) about the festival. This is one of the API arts events of the year. Maybe I’ll do a series of featured films! In the meantime, this basic announcement will have to do.
Posted in Festivals, Film
Tagged bay area, cambodia, chinese, filipino, indian, japanese, korean, san francisco, south asian, thai, vietnamese
AATC and Diasporic Vietnam Writer’s Network present Andrew Lam reading from his new book, East Eats West!