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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Target Free Family Saturdays - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!
Rhythm is universal and so is the joy found in a day filled with a shake, rattle, and a bang. Kids of all ages can make their own instrument and then join us in a very special drum circle. Free Museum admission all day.

Reservations are not needed.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Target Free Family Saturdays - Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!
Throughout the ages, folktales have shined a light on magical worlds and mythical characters. Storytellers will share folktales from around the world that grab your attention, tickle your funny bone, and spark your imagination. Learn new stories and hear old favorites on this wonder-filled day of tales, legends, and myths. Free Museum admission all day.

Reservations are not needed.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

July 8 - I am ... I can be ...
September 9 - More than Crayons
November 11 - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

In conjunction with the exhibition kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
Saturday, September 9, 2006
11:00 AM

Target Free Family Saturdays: More Than Crayons

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

More than Crayons
Watercolor--Photography--Pencil--Sculpture--Collage--Paint, and more...

Utilize all types of art mediums to create your own masterpiece and tell a story. Items from the National Museum collection will serve as inspiration for your own work of art. Drop-in anytime for special art workshops led by local artists and stay for the music, storytelling, and a display by the participants of the photography workshop led by artist Kip Fulbeck.

Reservations are not needed.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

July 8 - I am ... I can be ...
October 14 - Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!
November 11 - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

In conjunction with the exhibition kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
Saturday, August 12, 2006
1:00 PM

8th Annual Courtyard Kids Festival: Every Day is Children's Day

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Join Courtyard Kaeru in celebrating the spirit of youth. Holidays honoring children are held around the globe throughout the year. In Japan, Children's Day is May 5th, but the National Museum is celebrating it in the summer along with other communities.

Dance, sing, create, and play with us as we, together, experience festive cultural customs of our neighbors around the world. Lively music, arts and crafts, and storytelling and games plan to make our annual summer festival the fun place to start Nisei Week in Little Tokyo.

Saturday, July 8, 2006
11:00 AM

Target Free Family Saturdays: I am ... I can be ...

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This summer the National Museum debuts four wonderful days created especially for families. Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

I am ... I can be...
How do you perceive yourself in your imagination? How do you communicate those perceptions to others?

Drop-in and discover fun ways of drawing self-portraits in a special workshop designed to show the world what makes you, you. Bring along your creativity and spirit for a day of storytelling and art.

Join us for our other Target Free Family Saturdays

September 9 - More than Crayons
October 14 - Family Folktales: Rabbits, Roosters, Monkeys, Oh My!
November 11 - A World of Percussion: Shake, Rattle & Bang!

In conjunction with the exhibition kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
Sunday, January 8, 2006
11:00 AM

Oshogatsu: New Year Family Day Festival

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FREE ADMISSION

Learn about New Year's symbols and traditions and join us for our annual celebration of culture and community.

Arts and crafts for children of all ages - 11:00 AM?4:00 PM

Instrument Making: Make a rain stick or den-den daiko and go home with your very own percussion piece.

Taiko Drum Master: Try your skill at this special taiko electronic game created by PlayStation? 2.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll: Created especially for our very youngest audiences—play with percussion instruments from around the world.

Mochitsuki - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM
Kagami Kai Taiko travels from San Francisco to present this dynamic performance of traditional rice cake pounding.

Storytelling - 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Actor Rodney Kageyama will enthrall listeners of all ages with The Ten Oni Drummers.

Concert - 3:00 PM
Zampa Ufujishi-Daiko's final Southern California performance is a mini-concert especially for families.

Please check back for updated information regarding the schedule of events.

In conjunction with the exhibition Big Drum: Taiko in the United States
 

 

 

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