11/5-6-Autumn Festival at The Aquarium of the Pacific

Nov. 5-6 —The Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802) is hosting the 10th annual  Autumn Festival on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment, celebrating the richness and diversity of Asian and Asian American cultures. For information, call  (562) 590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.org Autumn Festival is included with general admission—$24.95 adult (12+), $21.95 senior (62+), $12.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.

The Program on Saturday, November  5, 2011

MC: Rodney Kageyama

Shark Lagoon:

Arthur  Nakane, One-ManBand

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Blue Cavern festival stage:

10:00 a.m. Acrobatics of balancing with Sha Sha Luo

10:40 a.m. Northern Shaolim Kung Fu

11:45 a.m. Tea pot balancing by Wei Zhong-Changing Faces

12:20 p.m. Kicking the bowls with Jason Jiang

12:55 p.m. Kodama Taiko

1:40 p.m. Mazclao presents Juan Tamad “Lazy John”

2:30 p.m. Hikari Taiko drumming

3:10 p.m. Ondo dancing by Kotobuki No Kai

4:00 p.m. Japanese dance by Fujima Seiyumi Kai

Storytelling– (Marine Life Theater)

BookPALS by SAG storytelling with Katie Jacques 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The Program on Sunday, November  6, 2011

MC: Rodney Kageyama

Shark Lagoon:

Arthur Nakane,  One-Man-Band

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Blue Cavern stage:

10:00 a.m. Acrobatics of balancing with Sha Sha Luo

10:40 a.m. Northern Shaolim Kung Fu

11:45 a.m. Kicking the bowls with Jason Jiang

12:20 p.m. Kyonokai Dance

12:55 p.m. Mezclao presents Juan Tamad “Lazy John”

1:40 p.m. Heritage Award presented to U.S.-Japan Council

2:30 p.m. Clear Cosmos Dancing Studio

3:10 p.m. Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy

4:00 p.m. Daion Taiko drumming

Storytelling – (Watershed Classroom)

BookPALS by SAG storytelling: with storyteller Michelle Murphy at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 pm

and Mark Nelly at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

VENDORS:

Cookie Lee Jewelry

New Tang Dynasty TV Chinese New Year Spectacular

Kimekomi Dolls by Yukair Kai

Sashiko Embroidery

“Oceans Origami Paper Shapers” (Sat)

“Have Paper Will Travel” with Michael & Yami (Sun)

Children’s Crafts – Fish Kites & Origami

East West Discovery Press

Stone Ishimaru Internment Exhibit

Sumi-e Calligraphy

DK Ornaments & Things

Film Screening: Honda Theater

Taiwanese Tea 1:00 p.m. Saturday

Taiwanese Puppets 1:00 p.m. Sunday