- Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN
- Dates: April 3, 2011
- Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
- Fee: 2-for-1 admission. $10 Adults, $8 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17.
The History Center celebrates Asian-Pacific heritage and traditions with artists from Twin Cities Chinese, Cambodian, East Indian, Hmong, Japanese, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese communities. This family event features music and dance performances, calligraphy and henna painting, food demonstrations and art activities.
Highlights include a fashion show sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent; an Arts and Culture Showcase, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Youth Council (CAPM); performances by Sansei Yonsei Kai, Wattmunisotaram Dance Troupe, India to Your Door and the Hung Vuong Association of Minnesota; music by the Qaib Dib Qeej group; demonstrations and mini-classes in yoga, Chinese and East Indian cooking, henna painting ($1 per person), calligraphy, Thai fruit carving, Japanese Kimono styles and dress and Oriental paper crafts; and a language exchange in which visitors can learn key words to start a conversation.
This program is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.