Birmingham Asian Culture & Food Festival 2014
March 29,2014 (10:30-4:00)
The 2014 Alabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival is an annual fundraising event for the Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation. It features food, fun, an Asian bazaar, and educational events appropriate for the whole family. Besides moving to a larger venue, the Zamora Shrine Temple, the 2014 Festival will also see the addition of Educational Arts and Cultural Booths for the various Asian countries and new vendor and sponsor booths.
Two highlights of this year's Festival are: the appearance of the Japanese Taiko Drummers group, Matsuriza, from Epcot Center; and, for the children, an opportunity to take an educational and fun walking tour of Asia provided by Bo Garrett, a master teacher at Highlands School in Mountain Brook who also works with the Alabama Geographic Alliance, is former staff member of the National Geographic Society's Education Foundation. He will use an oversized (basketball court sized), vinyl map of Asia provided by the National Geographic Society’s Giant Traveling Map series to teach “hands-on, feet-on” lessons to students and parents, while presenting information about the people, their cultures, and the geography of the nations of Asia..
There will also be dancers, singers, musicians, and demonstrations of stress reducing martial arts forms. We are especially pleased to welcome the dance group, Sanggar Tari Citra Indonesia (STCI), presented under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia. For those seeking enlightenment, there will be a new feature - individual booths presenting aspects of arts and culture for individual Asian countries participating this year. In addition to the Suzhou-style Chinese garden model featured each year, walking tours of the nearby proposed site will also be available this year. The Sales Bazaar is always a hit - with a wide range of Asian items from hand-embroidered silk on silk pictures, to Asian cook books, to hand-painted umbrellas, to dolls and tea sets. Browsers are welcome. Back also is the colorful and beautiful Asian fashion show, much admired by the photographers in the crowd. And, of course the food! Again, we invite you to sample a little of everything from the seven Asian cuisines offered. While enjoying all of this, please take the opportunity to become friends with someone from another culture and enrich you own life by learning about theirs.
Tickets: Admission Prices:$7.00 Adults (18 and older)$4.00 Teens (13-17) and college students with ID. Children 12 and under FREE
Info Phone: Bob Davis, 205-903-5569
DATES & TIMES
March 29, 2014
Opening ceremony: 10:30 a.m.; Festival: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Zamora Shrine Temple
3521 Ratliff Road
Birmingham, AL 35210 (Irondale)
Vendors and Sponsors call Rebecca Kinney, 205-542-6165.
General Information call Bob Davis, 205-903-5569.