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April 12-13: Asian Culture Fest

 

Our 10th annual Asian Culture Fest will highlight the rich histories, arts, and traditions of China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Nepal through demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, workshops, cultural displays and an Asian marketplace with authentic Asian merchandise!

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Saturday Schedule I Sunday Schedule

 

Saturday, April 12

 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Asian Market Place
We have expanded our marketplace. Enjoy new Asian themed merchandise from Japanese blossom scented soaps to artisan glass bonsai trees.

 

Rotunda

 
 
 
 

 

Noon - 2 p.m. 

 

Jade Lin's Tea Party Demonstrations at the Taiwan Booth

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

Noon - 4 p.m.

 

Workshop: Henna adorned candles in the Museum Concourse

 

Museum Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

Noon to 5 p.m.

 

Fun with Origami

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

 

 

 

 

 

Noon to 5 p.m.

 

Kamishibai Story Telling (every half hour) at the Sister Cities Booth

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noon

 

Origami Game Show

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 p.m.

 

Sitar and Tabla Presentation: College Conservatory of Music

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

1:15 p.m.

 

Dance Presentation:
Bu Yao Bu Yao by Mason Chinese School

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.

 

Dance Presentation: Classical Indian dance Nritya Arpana School of Dance

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 p.m.

 

Where in the World:
Diwali Diyas 

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

 

 

 

 

 

2 p.m.

 

Mixed arts: Taiwanese lion dance and puppet show

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

2:20 p.m.

 

Classical Taiwanese music: UC College Conservatory of Music

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 p.m. 

 

 

Japanese Martial Arts presentation: Aikido of Cincinnati

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

3 p.m.

 

Young at Art: Henna Hands

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

 

 

 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

Filipino Traditional dance presentation  

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

Dragon Parade

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

Sunday, April 13

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Asian Market Place:
We have expanded our marketplace. Enjoy new Asian themed merchandise from Japanese blossom scented soaps to artisan glass bonsai trees.

 

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

Noon - 2 p.m.. 

 

Jade Lin's Tea Party Demonstrations at the Taiwan Booth

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

Noon - 4 p.m.

 

Workshop: Henna adorned candles.

 

Museum Concourse

 

 

 

 

 

Noon - 5 p.m.

 

Fun with Origami

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

 

 

 

 

 

Noon - 5 p.m.

 

Kamishibai Story Telling (every half hour) at the Sister Cities Booth

 

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

Noon

 

Dance Presentation: Classical Indian dance Nritya Arpana School of Dance

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

12:15 p.m.

 

Japanese Martial Arts presentation: Aikido of Cincinnati

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

1 p.m.

 

Dances of India

 

 

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.

 

Mixed arts: Taiwanese lion dance and puppet show

 

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

2 p.m.

 

Classical Taiwanese music UC College Conservatory of Music Rotunda 

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

2 p.m.

 

Dances of India 

 

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

 

 

 

 

 

2 p.m.

 

Where in the World: Henna Hands

 

Duke Energy Children’s Museum 

 

 

 

 

 

2:30 p.m. 

 

Sakura Ladies Chorus: Japanese Women’s Chorus Group 

 

Reakirt Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

3 p.m.

 

Yoga basics: know enough to converse

 

Cincinnati Dining Room

 

 

 

 

 

3 p.m.

 

Young at Art:  Print Making

 

Duke Energy Children's Museum

 

 

 

 

 

4 p.m.

 

Taiko Demonstration:  Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko Japanese drumming

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

4:30 p.m.

 

Filipino Traditional dance presentation   

 

Rotunda

 

 

 

 

 

5:15 p.m.

 

Yayoi Renfro presents Japanese Umbrella Dance

 

Rotunda

 

India: Learn about the Indian crafts of Ghenisha, Clay Art and Henna and create your own at this Indian Culture Hotspot. 

Asian Sister Cities: Did you know that Cincinnati is a Sister City to 3 Asian cities? Join the Cincinnati Sister City organization to learn more about these Cities and their cultures. 

Cincinnati Go Club: Does your family love strategy games: we have a game for you! Join Cincinnati Go Club to learn about Go. In Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan, it is far more popular than Chess is in the West.

 Sahaja Meditation: Skeptical about meditation? Take a minute to find out more about the mind, body connection at this Culture Hot Spot!

 

 

 

 

 

 Buy Tickets

Activities in the Rotunda and surrounding areas are free. Activities in our museums are free for Members or included with your All Museums Pass.

 

Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13

 

Thank you to our supporting partner:

 

"Luxottica’s culture of embracing employee diversity supports initiatives within our community and expands the way we see the world. The Passport to the World at Cincinnati Museum Center exemplifies such a program. Additionally, Luxottica is the founding global sponsor for OneSight, a non-profit committed to providing eye care and eyewear to underprivileged people around the world, literally helping them see a world of possibilities. We celebrate our 23rd year of service in our own city in 2012."

- Jason Singh, Director of OneSight