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Saturday, March 8, 2008
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

TARGET FREE FAMILY SATURDAY

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FREE ALL DAY
Celebrate shared traditions and family fun activities within the Asian American community.

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

Sunday, January 6, 2008
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Oshogatsu Family Festival & First Sundays are For Families

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FREE, no reservations required

Ring in the New Year with fun arts and crafts, whimsical tales, and exciting performances at the National Museum. This year's festival will feature a special activity created by Giant Robot.

Visitors will also receive free admission to MOCA's ©Murakami exhibition as a part of their "First Sundays are For Families" program by checking in at the "For Families" table (1:00 – 3:30 PM).

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Arts and crafts for children of all ages!

Create a daruma puppet, fold a special origami, and make your own flowerpot. Plus a very special activity with Giant Robot artist Saelee Oh.

12:00 PM
Book Reading: Hello Maggie
written by Shigeru Yabu and illustrated by Willie Ito

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Performance by Eth-Noh-Tec's Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo

A dynamic performance that combines storytelling, movement, and music from Japan, and beyond!

2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Drum Circle with Drumtime

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues
Saturday, November 10, 2007

Flower Power!

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Target Free Family Saturday

Celebrate the beauty of flowers and all things blooming during this free and fun family day for kids of all ages! Create beautiful and everlasting blooms using the most unusual materials.

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

2007 Target Free Family Saturdays
July 14 - Let's Go Fly a Kite!
September 8 - Shake, Rattle, and Bang!
November 10 - Flower Power!

In conjunction with the exhibition Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden
Saturday, September 8, 2007
11:00 AM

Shake, Rattle & Bang!

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Target Free Family Saturday

Don't miss this opportunity to make some noise! Spend the afternoon moving to the beat of the National Museum's special drum circle. Kids of all ages can make their very own percussion instrument and then join in the fun by trying their hand at playing drums from around the world.

FREE!

Also on this day...
Karaoke Ice Comes to the National Museum
a delicious pop culture mash-up
created by Nancy Nowacek, Katie Salen, and Marina Zurkow

Popsicles, Squirrels and Songs!

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions presents KARAOKE ICE in LOS ANGELES, a mobile public art project that contributes to the unique expressions of Los Angeles street culture. Lucci, an ice cream truck-turned-mobile-karaoke-show, is deployed to local streets to activate communities through song. The artists believe this is a marriage of necessity; the ice cream truck needs a better soundtrack (one that reflects the interests of neighborhood), and karaoke singers need an audience. Karaoke Ice will debut on Labor Day Weekend, making its way through the spaces of metropolitan Los Angeles. To view a short documentary of Karaoke Ice in action, go to www.o-matic.com/isea/documentation/

2007 Target Free Family Saturdays
July 14 - Let's Go Fly a Kite!
September 8 - Shake, Rattle, and Bang!
November 10 - Flower Power!

Saturday, August 18, 2007
11:00 AM

9th Annual Summer Courtyard Kids Festival: It's Good to be Green!

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Join Courtyard Kaeru and help make the world a greener place! In conjunction with the exhibition Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden, this year's Courtyard Kids events are tailor-made to raise families' awareness about the environment in a fun and creative way! With whimsical arts and crafts, workshops, and lively music, the afternoon will be a celebration of the beauty of our environment. FREE Museum admission all day!

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In conjunction with the exhibition Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden
Saturday, July 14, 2007
11:00 AM

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

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Target Free Family Saturday

For over a thousand years, the Japanese have flown kites made out of bamboo and washi paper and decorated with cultural motifs. Drop in and let your imagination soar as plain pieces of paper, bamboo sticks, and string are transformed into beautiful, high-flying kites! All materials included.

FREE!

2007 Target Free Family Saturdays
July 14 - Let's Go Fly a Kite!
September 8 - Shake, Rattle, and Bang!
November 10 - Flower Power!

 

 

 

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