Asian American Expo ushers in the Year of the Rabbit; continuing the tradition of hosting the largest Lunar New Year Celebration in America. Eager to roll out the red carpets for attendees, the 41st annual Expo is here to demonstrate why this is a ‘must attend’ cultural celebration in America with a smorgasbord of food, entertainment at every corner, a myriad of vendors to delight one’s urge to splurge, and plenty more activities to participate. The expo will have 5 Uniquely Themed Pavilions: Asian American Food Expo, China Food Showcase, ANIME Impulse, K-PLAY! FEST and Sneaker Expo.
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2023 ASIAN AMERICAN EXPO – YEAR OF THE RABBIT:
Helen Cammock: I Will Keep My Soul
British artist Helen Cammock’s first exhibition in the United States features film, poetry, performance, archival documents, and books rooted in the social history, geography, and community of New Orleans. Helen Cammock: I Will Keep My Soul is a gathering of encounters and observations, figured in text and image, of her experiences in the city.
Visual Medicine: Drawing, Journaling and Cartooning for Healthcare Workers
Visual Medicine: Drawing, Journaling and Cartooning for Healthcare workers is designed to quickly build drawing confidence for non-artists. Participants will experience fast paced and playful techniques to generate journal entries, simple cartoons and collaborative exercises making drawing accessible and successful for all students at any skill level. Expressive writing, drawing and journaling has shown to help people destress, improve mood, memory, sleep, and build self-confidence. Just 45 minutes of creativity allows participants to deeply focus and lower cortisol levels. The…
‘Blissful Introspection’ by Komla Letsu Phillip
This solo show by Komla Letsu Phillip is a collective of acrylic canvases painted by the artist in his studio in Ho, Ghana. In his first solo presentation, Komla promotes genuine acceptance of oneself. In a world where we are constantly stimulated, Komla uses his work to express what silence makes him feel. The works depict figures in lively settings with distinctive blue eyes that subliminally signify mental peace.
New Works Play Festival 2023
Attend the readings of new full-length plays developed in our Theatre West’s writers’ workshop. Come witness creative theatricality.
THE SECRET GARDEN
This magical production follows the young, orphaned Mary Lennox as she’s sent from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle on his haunted English country estate. Guided by an exceptionally beautiful score, audiences will be swept away with Mary’s unapologetic curiosity as she is joined with the help of unlikely companions sending her on a thrilling quest to untangle the pieces of her family’s past and, most importantly – discover herself. Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8:00 p.m., Saturdays,…