Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Every year, Washington State Parks hosts a series of musical and cultural events throughout the state as part of its Folk and Traditional Arts Program. This year, the Roots in the Parks series kicked off in June with some virtual concerts from Deception Pass State Park. Watch selected performances … Continue reading 2021 Roots in the Park a series of virtual and in-person music and cultural events
The 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon, will be a combination of virtual and drive-by events due to the ongoing safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 18-20. Events listed on the festival's website as of today include: Coronation of the queen on Friday, June 18Flag raising on … Continue reading 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration
Chinese dragon by artyangel, courtesy Pixabay Celebrate the Year of the Ox with the Portland Chinatown Museum on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pacific time. This virtual celebration is a rountable community event featuring highlights from past Chinese New Year parades in Chinatown in Portland, Oregon. Community members will share about … Continue reading Celebrate the Chinese New Year virtually with the Portland Chinatown Museum on February 20
What's Africa really like? Take a look through Africans' views through a series of films at the 31st annual Cascade Festival, hosted by Portland Community College. The festival starts Friday, February 5, and ends Wednesday, March 10. The films show the Africa's successes, failures, and possibilities. "Although the films cannot represent an entire continent, we … Continue reading See Africa through Africans’ eyes at the Cascade Festival
Image by Natasha G from Pixabay Celebrate the Native American culture at a virtual powwow on Wednesday, November 4, at 5-8 p.m. Pacific time. This free event is hosted by the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Portland, Oregon. Register at this Eventbrite page.
Photos by Cheryl Landes The Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center in Ariel, Washington, was founded in 1977 by members of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. The center has a museum, educational programs and classes, and living history performances. The museum's collection includes items from different Native American cultures, such as handwoven baskets, bags made from corn husks, … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Lelooska Museum and living history performance in Ariel, Washington