Press Release

Media Photo Opportunities: Sunday, February 9, 12 to 4:30 pm

Lunar New Year & Other Asian Traditions: Year of the Horse

WHEN:  Sunday, February 9, 12 to 4:30 pm.  Photo opportunities for mid-day and evening broadcast.

WHAT: OMCA’s 13th annual Lunar New Year celebration features a full afternoon of celebration, festivities, performances and demonstrations that include elements of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Tibetan, and other Asian cultures.

WHERE:  Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, California.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

12 pm            

Opening Lion Dance, Developing Virtue Secondary School

12–4 pm

Japanese Ikebana flower arrangements
Chinese Opera face painting
Henna/Mehndi body art
Japanese wood carving & handmade dolls
Tibetan prayer flag making
Chinese calligraphy

1 pm & 3 pm

Vietnamese Cultural Dance, Vovinam America
Magic Show, The Magic of Chin-Chin
Plate Spinning & Contortion Acrobatics, Xia Kemin “The Happy Chef”
Traditional Chinese Music, Melody of China

1:15 pm & 3:15 pm

Japanese Taiko drumming, Jiten Daiko (1:15 only
24 Festive Drum, Developing Virtue Secondary School (3:15 only)
K-pop dance, Korean Performance Group, UC Berkeley
Bhangra & Bollywood Dance, Duniya Dance & Drum Company Vietnamese Martial Arts, Vovinam America

4:30 pm          

Closing Dragon Dance, Developing Virtue Secondary School

TICKETS: All events are included with Museum admission. Museum admission is $15 general, $10 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 Media Check-In table, located on Level 3, on the Oak Street entrance to the Museum. Please present media credentials or a business card to receive complimentary admission.