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OREGON ASIAN CELEBRATION CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON
February 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am - February 19, 2012 @ 6:00 pm| $6-$10
The Eugene/Springfield Asian Council is proud to present the 27th annual Oregon Asian Celebration! Join the celebration February 18th and 19th as we celebrate the year of the Dragon. This years theme is “The Future is in Your Hands.” The two day event, being held at the Lane Events Center/Fairgrounds offers cultural activities for all ages.
Celebration co-chair David Tam says the idea behind this year’s theme is to let people know “the future of our planet is dependent on the actions we take today.” 2012 is also the year of the Dragon, a symbol of passion and nobility.
The celebration will feature cuisines from countries such as India, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and the Philippines. The Celebration will also feature its traditional art and Asian history exhibits, martial arts expos and youth room.
Highlighted main stage performances include drum dancers from the Jindo province of South Korea; the music of KOHALA, Hawaii’s acoustic guitar trio ; a duet between the Iron Mango Orchestra and the North Eugene High School ‘ukulele Orchestra; Portland Taiko; and the Balinese dancers sponsored by the Indonesian Consulate. Weaver, Susan Pavel, will bring “Weaving Words” to the Celebration Atrium Stage on both afternoons.
Admission is $6 per day ($10 for the weekend) for adults; children 12 and under are FREE. The event closes at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. A complete schedule of activities and performances is available at the door or at www.asiancelebration.org
The mission of the Eugene/Springfield Asian Council is to create opportunities that foster friendships and harmonious relations among all people by presenting events and activities that will stimulate a better understanding of Asian and Asian-American cultures.