Oakland Museum of California Celebrates The Year of the Pig with 18th Annual Lunar New Year Event
(Oakland, CA) January 28, 2019—Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) for the 18th annual Lunar New Year celebration, a fortune-filled family-friendly event to welcome in the Year of the Pig. Celebrate with spectacular cultural performances, demonstrations, traditional and contemporary music and dance, and much more. Explore connections between the diverse Asian cultures represented in California, including Chinese, Tibetan, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Japanese, and more.
Enjoy spectacular lion and dragon dances by the Developing Virtue Secondary School, Chinese acrobatics by local favorite Red Panda Acrobats, and a magic show by Perry Yan the Magician. Hear traditional Vietnamese instruments by Emmy-award winning composer Van-Anh Vanessa Vo and watch our live performances, including a martial arts demonstration by Vovinam America, Japanese taiko by Jiten Daiko, Philippine folk dance by American Center of Philippine Arts, Korean drumming by EGO, and K-pop dance by KPG Cal.
WHERE: Oakland Museum of California at 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA
ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state’s art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for some special exhibitions. Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline is included with general Museum admission. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum. museumca.org