CINCINNATI – Grab your passport and prepare to celebrate diversity as the Passport to the World series at Cincinnati Museum Center travels around the world to bring you music, dance, food, stories and crafts in three culturally enriching weekends.
Journey to Africa, the Celtic Lands, and Asia, to explore each culture’s traditions and way of life.
African Culture Fest: Jan. 13-15
Try a “Taste of Africa,” shop for authentic goods in the bustling African marketplace, make tribal masks and even try your hand at West African drumming.
Visitors may also listen as storytellers spin tales of African folklore, witness the exciting performances of some of Cincinnati’s finest African drummers and dancers or catch a glimpse of authentic African clothing as models walk the cat-walk in a stylish fashion show.
Celtic Lands Culture Fest: March 17-18
Begin your St. Patrick’s Day festivities by enjoying the music, dance, art and folklore of Ireland, Scotland and Wales at Cincinnati Museum Center’s third annual Celtic Lands Culture Fest.
Immerse yourself in Celtic culture and listen to local and regional Celtic music performers, participate in crafts and watch the quick and fancy footwork of traditional dancers.
Listen closely as storytellers weave intricate tales of mystery, wee folk and fortune, hear first-person interpretations in the Welsh kitchen and witness Celtic-inspired presentations in the Museum of Natural History & Science.
Visitors may also shop the vendor’s booths for authentic clothing, jewelry, pottery and art located throughout Cincinnati Museum Center.
Asian Culture Fest: April 28-29
Spend the weekend experiencing the diversity of Pan-Asian culture. Enjoy a colorful and lively weekend packed with dance performances, music, craft activities and food from China, Taiwan, Japan, India, and Korea.
Learn about the healing movements of Tai Chi, watch a Taekwondo demonstration, savor a variety of authentic Eastern foods, or try your hand at Asian yo-yo.
Visitors can also participate in a variety of craft activities, like Chinese calligraphy and origami.
Hours and admission. Admission to one museum is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and $3.50 for children (3-12).
For times and additional information, call 513-287-7000, toll-free at 800-733-2077, or visit www.cincymuseum.org.