Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pacific Asia Museum May events

Pacific Asia Museum presents a wide variety of public programming in May 2013. All programs below are included with museum admission unless otherwise stated. 

Silk Road Storytime
May 4, 10:30 a.m.                                                                    
Join storyteller Sunny Stevenson as we celebrate gardens this month with springtime stories from all gardens all across Asia. Plus, make your own mini-garden and enjoy some Asian snacks. Free and open to the public.

Art and Coffee
May 10, 3 p.m.                        
Curatorial staff introduce and lead discussion of selected items in the exhibition Takashi Tomo-oka in this series of informal Friday afternoon gallery talks. Complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks.

Free Family Festival: The Garden in Asia
May 12, 12-4 p.m.  
Mothers' Day is the perfect day to celebrate the current exhibition The Garden in Asia with a free Family Festival full of hands-on fun, demonstrations, crafts, performances, and more. Fun for all ages! Free and open to the public.

Fusion Friday: Premiere
May 17, 7:30-10:30 p.m.               
The celebrated summer series is back for a whole new season! Each evening, enjoy an exciting blend of art, DJ music and drinks in the courtyard, live performances, hands-on activities, prizes, gourmet food trucks and more. May's premiere will feature a beautiful Indonesian shadow puppet performance with live gamelan music and DJ Arshia's special Bollywood dance mix! Free for members, $15 general public. More information is available at

Authors on Asia: Farhana Sahibzada
May 19, 2 p.m.                                                                                     
Talk and cooking demonstration with the author of Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, chef and cooking instructor Farhana Sahibzada will demonstrate recipes from her new cookbook and provide the audience with light food samples. The program will be held in the museum courtyard. Books will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP (626) 449-2742, ext. 20
Top images, from left: 
Sunny Stevenson at Silk Road Storytime
Performer at a Free Family Festival
Fusion Fridays
Farhana Sahibzada

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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