Tagged: Festival

Annual Japanese festival in Phoenix goes online

After growing in popularity for decades, Arizona Matsuri, a festival celebrating Japanese culture and art, hosted its largest event yet at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix last year.

Tens of thousands of attendees queued in hour-long lines for foods such as takoyaki (fried batter octopus balls) and ramen, watched taiko drumming performances and marveled at “the Candyman” Shinobu Ichiyanagi crafting candy sculptures.

Such a large-scale event can’t happen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. So the matsuri, which translates to “festival,” will soldier on this year as a virtual event on Facebook for the first time.

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Springer Opera House To Produce Outdoor Theatre Festival This Spring

Springer Opera House To Produce Outdoor Theatre Festival This Spring

Citizens will see an outdoor theatre going up on the corner of Tenth Street and Second Avenue downtown over the next six weeks as the Springer Opera House creates an innovative way to protect their audiences and artists this spring.

“COVID transmission rates are inching downward in Muscogee County but patrons aren’t quite ready to gather indoors yet,” said Springer producing artistic director Paul Pierce. “We anticipate a continued downward trend as the weather warms and the impact of the vaccines takes hold. Meanwhile, this amphitheatre will give patrons a quality theatre experience designed for safety.”

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Music Of Vietnam, Black Opera, HRW Film Festival And ‘Experiments On Stone’

This weekend in the arts, the experimental Vietnamese music of Vân-Ánh Võ, 1960’s women’s lithography, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival and the Met Opera’s ‘Ariadne Auf Naxos.’

Ruth Asawa's

Credit: Courtesy of the Estate of Ruth Asawa/MCASD

Above: Ruth Asawa’s “Desert Plant (TAM.1460), 1965,” color lithograph in on view in a digital exhibition beginning Feb. 8, 2021 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

As we move further into February, our social media accounts will start reminding us of all the fun and enriching things we did in February 2020. For many of us, that means we’ll soon start stumbling

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Frieze Sets Digital Festival and Membership Program

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the international art organization has found a way to build community online by offering exclusive content while also introducing a new membership program.

Frieze has big plans for February.

The international art organization has set Anniversary Sessions, a three-day digital festival scheduled for Feb. 17-19, to mark its 30th anniversary. Also, Frieze is introducing a membership program designed to provide access to digital content, the print publication, and priority access to Frieze fairs and special events. Anniversary Sessions content will include conversations between artists, writers and thought-leaders who have helped shape the industry and culture over

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