Leaves to Fall on the Sea: Aquarium of the Pacific Celebrates 13 Years of Autumn Festival

Celebrate the diversity of Asian and Asian American cultures with the fish this weekend. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s 13th Annual Autumn Festival is a chance to delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures and marine environments of Asia. On Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9, dance to the sounds of taiko drumming , watch as dancers, acrobats and martial artists take the stage.

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 3.55.05 PMOn both days, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, try your hand at origami, purchase handmade crafts and learn how to make them. Crafts for children will include Origami Magic with Origami Kail and a chance to learn how to construct fish kites.

Cultural demonstrators and exhibitors will include a traditional dress exhibit, a calligraphy presentation and a Kimekomi dolls presentation. A tea pot balancing act, storytelling sessions and Arthur Nakane, a one-man-band are just a few of the performances you won’t want to miss.

The Cafe Scuba menu has been altered for the festival and will serve Korean Beef Tacos, Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Bulgogi Kimchi Panini, and Chinese Chicken Salad.

The Heritage Award Presentation will be given on Sunday at 1:40PM to Cold Tofu, the nation’s longest-running Asian-American comedy improv troupe. The group is dedicated to promoting a diverse range of images of Asian Pacific Americans through comedy, education and performance.

The 13th Annual Autumn Festival is free with general admission. Click here to find a $10 off coupon for any adult admission during the days of the festival.

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