Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Great Item for Your "To-Do" in Salem, MA List for This Weekend

Thanks to Destination Salem for allowing me to repost this article, which is about an event you should not miss:

Atrium Alive at the PEM this weekend!

Posted: 05 Jan 2010 01:29 PM PST

The Peabody Essex Museum will celebrate Japanese New Year this Saturday, January 9th. What a great way to spend a chilly January afternoon! (Note, the afternoon Calligraphy class is sold out, so I did not include it here.) For more information about visiting the Peabody Essex Museum, visit 11:30 am–noon and 4–4:30 pm, Atrium

Taiko drumming performance by Odaiko New England and Japanese lion dance by Stephen Long.

Noon–12:30 and 3:30–4 pm, Atrium
Master calligrapher Michiko Imai demonstrates her skill, accompanied by music. After, try using calligraphy brushes.

Noon–3 pm, Atrium
Play traditional Japanese games.

12:30–1 pm, Morse Auditorium
Reservations by January 7
Storytelling on large, colorful kamishibai cards with Midori Oka, accompanied by drumming. Reserve Tickets Now

12:30–3 pm, Art Studios
Print woodblock nengajo New Year's cards and decorate your own daruma doll (while supplies last).

2:30–3:30 pm, Morse Auditorium
For adults and children ages 9 and up
Reservations by January 7
Taiko drumming workshop with members of Odaiko New England. Reserve Tickets Now

This Atrium Alive program is made possible by ECHO.

I hope to see you here (or there!)


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