Asian Cultural Celebration 2017
October 29 to November 2, 2017
While Asian countries like China, Japan, and Korea are widely represented on a global sphere, there are other Asian countries whose cultures and traditions are greatly overlooked. For this celebration, the Asian Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center are bringing Asian culture to UMW. Join the fun with dazzling performances, interactive group activities, and educational seminars, along with the annual Taste of Asia to kick-off the celebration.
Kick-Off Celebration: Taste of Asia
Sunday, Oct. 29 | 4 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center
Sponsored by the Asian Student Association.
Cost information: $3 for UMW students, faculty and staff; $5 for the general public; or three canned food items.
Taste of Asia is an annual celebration of Asian culture. This popular event provides both entertainment and education, as Asian culture and lifestyle are presented through a fashion show, dance performances, and an array of ethnic foods.
Monday, October 30 | 4 p.m. | Digital Auditorium, HCC
Movie Night: Kung Fu Hustle
Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 7 p.m. | Digital Auditorium, HCC
When the hapless Sing (Stephen Chow) and his dim-witted pal, Bone (Feng Xiaogang), try to scam the residents of Pig Sty Alley into thinking they’re members of the dreaded Axe Gang, the real gangsters descend on this Shanghai slum to restore their fearsome reputation. What gang leader Brother Sum (Chan Kwok-kwan) doesn’t know is that three legendary retired kung fu masters (Yu Xing, Dong Zhihua, Chiu Chi-ling) live anonymously in this decrepit neighborhood and don’t take kindly to interlopers.
Asian Cultural Dinner
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 5 p.m. | Dining at the Top of the UC, University Center
Co-sponsored by Campus Dining
For cost and details contact Campus Dining at email@example.com or 540-654-2169.
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center
Always wanted to sing “A Whole New World” with your roommate? Bring out the inner performer in you at Karaoke Night! All groups and members of the UMW community are welcome to join the party. A variety of your favorite Asian snacks and candies will be available for purchase. To reserve a group table, please contact the Asian Student Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asian Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Mana Polynesia Dance Group
Thursday, Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center
Mana Polynesia teaches the culture, history and traditions of the South Pacific through traditional and contemporary dances from Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, the Samoas, and other “paradise” islands. Mana Polynesia features music, precision drumming, colorful native costumes, and the Samoan flaming fire knife dance as seen on the Discovery Channel’s Big Blue Marble. Led by Chief Koko Aiolupotea, the group performs at universities, civic events, and festivals around the country.
For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or visit our web page at http://students.umw.edu/multicultural.