Press Release

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Media Photo Opportunities
Sunday, February 17, 12 to 4:30 pm

LUNAR NEW YEAR & OTHER ASIAN TRADITIONS: YEAR OF THE SNAKE

WHEN:  Sunday, February 17, 12 to 4:30 pm.  Photo opportunities for mid-day and evening broadcast.

WHAT: OMCA’s 12th annual Lunar New Year celebration features a full afternoon of festivities, performances, demonstrations, and workshops that include elements of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tibetan, and other Asian cultures.

WHERE:  Oakland Museum of California, located at 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, California.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

12 pm Opening Celebration—Lion Dance
12:30 pm Chinese yo-yo tricks, Foothill High School Chinese Yo-Yo Club
1 & 3 pm

Balinese dance, Gadung Kasturi and Kompiang Metri Davies’ students

Red Panda Acrobats and guest artist "The Plate Spinner"

Martial Arts, Ernie Reyes World Action Team (1 pm only)

Hunyuan Tai Chi, Yuanyuan Taiji Group (3 pm only)

1:15 & 3:30 pm

Korean drumming, EGO, students from UC Berkeley

Psy–Gangnam Style dance, Korean Performance Group, UC Berkeley

2 pm 24 Festive Drum, Developing Virtue Secondary School
2:15 pm Mochi pounding and tasting with Kagami Kai
4: 30 pm Closing Celebration—Dragon Dance

TICKETS: All events are included with Museum admission. Museum admission is $12 general, $9 seniors and students with valid ID, $6 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under.

MEDIA CHECK-IN: All media should check in at the Member Check-In table, located on Level 1, on the Oak Street entrance to the Museum. Please present media credentials or a business card to receive media complimentary admission.