I will be at the Horseshoe Stage on Payne around Noon-and Ill be staying through til at least 1pm. That covers the Open Ceremony, the Kwan Family Lion Dance and the Blooming Flower Hmong Dance. Ill be working a somewhat beat up and yellowish Kent State Tshirt and looking like I dont have a care in the world. That my picture to your left-Be aware though I will NOT be wearing my clown nose, that is only for state dinners and other special occasions.
If you arrive later in the day my cell is[masked], feel free to text me-we have 40 some RSVPs and experience tells me that means we will have 20 some participants. Take a look at the link to the schedule of acts and think about which ones you might want to see-Im assuming with three stages and 40+ RSVPs there should be enough people and interests that groups might break off.
So it's time to kick off the Festival season-and as with last year the first one up is the Asian Festival. The performance schedule is up. There are 4 places that offer exhibits/performances/entertainment.
3 Are listed here.
And a 4th stage will be erected to showcase fashions of the region from 1:30-4:00.
Will be meeting by the stage on the Payne Avenue side-the festival's opening ceremony will be on that stage from 12-12:15 quickly followed by a Chinese Lion Dance.