Thursday, February 28, 2013

Indonesian festival in Pasadena March 17

Pacific Asia Museum To Hold 
Free Family Festival Celebrating Indonesia
 Pacific Asia Museum will hold a Free Family Festival celebrating the arts and culture of Indonesia on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. Admission to the event and Pacific Asia Museum galleries is free and open to the public during that time.

During the Free Family Festival, visitors can enjoy the special exhibition Marking Transitions: Ceremonial Art in Indonesia, batik demonstrations, hands-on crafts, food samples, traditional dances from across the nation's more than 17,000 islands, live gamelan music and shadow puppetry. A full schedule of events will be posted to the Pacific Asia Museum website closer to the event date.

The gamelan performance and shadow puppet show by Bali and Beyond will be a highlight of the afternoon. This performing arts company will present the puppet show "Shadows of Bali" accompanied by gamelan performers. Gamelan is a traditional orchestra that involves a wide variety of instruments, including drums, xylophones, gongs, flutes and strings, and usually performs as accompaniment for dance or puppet performances, rituals or other ceremonies. 

This event is presented in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.

Pacific Asia Museum's Free Family Festivals are made possible in part by the Capital Group Company, Margaret Leong Checca, Festival of the Autumn Moon supporters, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Lon V. Smith Foundation, the Union Bank Foundation, and the Katherine Audrey Webb Foundation.
About Pacific Asia Museum
Pacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum's mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742.

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