Southeast Asia Day at The Aquarium of the Pacific
Live performances of traditional music and dance, as well as cultural craft demonstrations and displays, will help transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination during its tenth annual Southeast Asia Day. Ethnic cuisine will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts.
One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation, Long Beach is home to the largest population of Cambodians outside of Southeast Asia. The local area is also home to vibrant communities from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Through this unique celebration, the Aquarium of the Pacific seeks to foster a stronger connection with the local Southeast Asian community.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Festival hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cultural Performances and Award Ceremony / Honda Blue Cavern
10:00 a.m. Cambodian Music – Ho Chan Ensemble
10:40 a.m. Myanmar Cultural Dance – Network of Myanmar American Association
11:45 a.m. Indonesian Dance – Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia—Los Angeles
12:20 p.m. Cambodian Dance – Spirit of Khmer Angkor
12:55 p.m. Heritage Award Ceremony Honoring Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America
1:40 p.m. Thai Dance – Thai Community Arts & Cultural Center Dancers
2:30 p.m. Vietnamese Dance – Lac-Hong Performing Arts Group
3:10 p.m. Laotian Music & Dance – Hmong Association of Long Beach
4:00 p.m. Cambodian Dance – Khmer Arts Academy
All programs subject to change and weather dependent.
Café Scuba Festival Menu:
Thai Chicken Curry
Spicy Chicken Satay Melt
Grilled Yellow Tail with Thai-Red Curry
Apple-Chicken Curry Salad
Thai Chicken Salad
Asian Style Pizza
WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
COST: Southeast Asia Day is included with general admission—$28.95 OR $18.95 with coupon adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members.
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