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Mar 16

2012 Asian Events happening in Cleveland during March and April

Cirque du Solei Coming to Cleveland

On April 4, 2012 through April 7, 2012 Cirque du Solei with its production Dralion will be in Cleveland at the Wolstein Center. Discount tickets are available when you mention “OCA Cleveland” when speaking with sales associate Allyson Boal at 216.687.5579. The prices are:

Premium $88.50 (originally $98)

Cat 1 $59.25 (originally $78)

Cat 2 $44.25 (originally $55)

Cat 3 $29.25 (originally $38)

Dralion is Cirque du Solei’s newest production. Itis the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. The name Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”) is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. To learn more about the event including show times, visit the Wolstein Center website at: http://www.wolsteincenter.com/event-details.aspx?eventid=361.

IX Indoor Amusement Park Features Cirque Shanghai

The IX Indoor Amusement Park’s newest family event is Cirque Shanghai; a fusion of some of the most thrilling acts on Earth. Watch acrobatics, high wire acts, and motorcycle stunts. Each act is said to have been hand picked from some of the finest performers in the world. Cirque Shanghai has been reviewed well by audiences and critics. Take a look at what people were saying on Yelp! when Cirque Shanghai came to Chicago: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cirque-shanghai-chicago.

The IX Indoor Amusement Park runs from March 23, 2012 to April 15, 2012. Regular price tickets are $24. Coupons and discounts are available. Feel free to ask me. Tickets for children three and under are free! Many different events including a meet and greet with Spiderman and Captain America, tiger shows, and a La Fiesta Latina weekend. Events change sometimes so visit ixamusmentpark.com for an updated list.

Come See Our Sponsored Films at CIFF

We would like to remind everyone to check out the 36th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival which will be held March 22, 2012 through April 1, 2012. OCA Cleveland Chapter and MotivAsians will be sponsering two great Asian films at the festival. OCA Cleveland Chapter will be sponsoring Buddha Mountain (Guan Yin Shan) and MotivAsians will sponsor Sacrific (Zaoh Shi Gu Er). Mention code “OCAGC” for discounted tickets. Check out clevelandfilm.org for more info.

OCA Coffee Hour

The next OCA Cleveland Chapter’s Coffee Talk has been scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10:00 in the morning to noon. The topic will be about investments. The special guest speaker will be Don Permadi from Merrill Lynch Investment. Seats are limited and we will send out RSVP invites shortly.

Sponsorship/Booth Reservation Deadline Coming Soon!

Anyone who would like to be a sponsor, vendor, and advertiser please submit your forms soon. March 31, 2012 is the deadline for all submission forms. Forms can be found at http://clevelandasianfestival.org/2012/?page_id=22. We have different links for the various ways you can get involved. Find the link that pertains to you and follow the instructions on that page. All forms can be sent online or through mail. The address should be located on the form for anyone using the postal service.

Mythic Creatures on Exhibit at CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History will display mythic creatures from cultures all around the world from March 3, 2012 until June 1, 2012 in Kahn Hall. Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring mythological creatures from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and beyond. This amazing exhibition includes eye-popping models, paintings, and textiles, along with other cultural objects from around the world that bring to light surprising similarities and differences in the ways people everywhere have been inspired by nature to envision and depict these strange and wonderful creatures. For more details on this exhibit and all things CMNH visit http://www.cmnh.org/site/Index.aspx.

CSU Celebrates Asian Awareness Month

All through April Cleveland State University will be celebrating Asian Awareness Month with several events and lectures. On April 5, 2012 Professor Brant T. Lee of th University of Akron will hold a lecture, “Secrets and Lies: Misperceiving the Asian Next Door,” starting at noon in the Moot Court Room of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law building. Also, on April 19, 2012 Magdalen Hsu-Li will be in the Main Classroom auditorium from 5:30 to 7:00 in the evening to tell her story of growing up in the rural south as an “out” Asian American woman. For more information on CSU’s celebration check out csuohio.edu. For more information, pleae call Robert C. Chavez, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 216.687.9283 or email.

Celebrate Holi!

On Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 6 in the evening the Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio will celebrate Holi at Laurel School in Shaker Heights. There will be a cultural program, dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $70 for a family, $10 for children under 10, and $20 for an individual adult ticket. Discounted tickets are available for members. Please be sure to make your reservations by March 10, 2012. For further Information and reservations, please contact:

Parul Jain • 216-526-6134/parulsjain@yahoo.com

Kathy Ghose • 440-785-5940/kghose50@yahoo.com

Mona Alag • 440-256-3247/monaalag@yahoo.com

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