Asian Pacific culture shines at museum celebration
April 28, 2011
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Asian Pacific culture shines at Anchorage Museum celebration
Celebrate Anchorage’s Asian Pacific cultures during Asian Pacific Family Day Sunday, May 1 at the Anchorage Museum. General admission is free all day thanks to Wells Fargo.
Visitors can enjoy vibrant live performances from 1 to 4 p.m., including Filipino dancing, Japanese taiko drumming, Korean taekwondo demonstrations and a concert featuring the guzheng, a Chinese stringed instrument.
Families can learn how to play the ancient board game Go, fold origami paper cranes, make Tibetan prayer flags and create paper-mache fish and dragons. At 4 p.m., there will be a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro,” an animated film about two young girls who befriend magical forest creatures.
The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science. General admission is $12 adult, $9 senior/student/military, $7 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Learn more online at www.anchoragemuseum.org.