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10.25.2009

matcha: thai river festival


Hey, San Francisco! MATCHA, the Asian Art Museum's bi-monthly after-hours art/music mixer, returns with this Thursday with a Loi Krathong celebration Thai River Festival. Here's the info blurb:
MATCHA: Thai River Festival
Thursday, Oct 29, 5:00-9:00 pm
Asian Art Museum
ONLY $10 (includes admission to Emerald Cities)

Loi Krathong -- Thailand's annual river festival of lights -- includes the ethereal practice of floating offerings along waterways, usually performed on a full moon night. A banana-leaf cup drifting down the stream carries away ill-fortune and honors the River Goddess.

Join us at MATCHA for our own Loi Krathong celebration! See classical dance and live ensemble music by the Thai Cultural Center, enjoy a rare puppet performance by the Mandalay Marionettes Theatre (from Burma), create a river offering (in Thailand they're floated down waterways), learn about the mythical Thai Bird people, sample the vibrant flavors of Burmese Tea Leaf Salad, engage in docent conversations, stroll the galleries, sip cocktails from the cash bar, mingle with friends, and step into Emerald Cities -- a luminous exhibition of stunning artworks from 19th-century Siam and Burma.
Bring some friends, sip a cocktail and experience some cool art. It's happening this Thursday, October 29 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. For more information about MATCHA, go here. And to larn more about the Asan Art Museum's Emeral Cities exhibit, go here.