诚征坛主 您想奉献对海外华人社区的一份关注吗? HCCBBS急需您的加入, 欲参与管理论坛, 变成公告栏主持人, 请联系我们
经典频道 房地产信息 金融理财 就业市场 移民签证 名人健康 餐饮指南 影视歌星 网上征友 游山玩水 网上文摘 音乐大师
德州旅馆 分类目录 各抒己见 生意买卖 分类目录 名人文摘 新大陆笔社 新月文摘 名人电视 名人电台 技术白皮书 体育世界
世界名城 阿尔伯克基 亚特兰大 奥斯汀 巴尔地摩 湾区 波士顿 芝加哥 辛辛那提 达福地区 丹佛 底特律 休斯敦 印城
拉斯维加斯 洛杉矶 迈阿密 蒙特利尔 新奥尔良 纽约 奥克拉哈马城 奥兰多 费城 凤凰城 匹兹堡 沙加缅度 盐湖城 圣路易斯
圣安东尼奥 圣地亚哥 旧金山 西雅图 多伦多 图森 温哥华 韦科 华盛顿 伦敦 巴黎 柏林 维也纳 悉尼
东京 新加坡 雅加达 北京 长沙 成都 重庆 佛山 福州 广州 杭州 合肥 黑龙江 香港
黄山 济南 昆明 南京 上海 沈阳 台北 西藏 武汉 西安 郑州

ICG 电脑





欢迎来信/联系/技术支持/广告联系/网络维护: info@zzi.net
最新上市 海角芦荟 - $15.00   牛初乳 - $13.60   V-4 MEN - $19.90   VNOX - $72.00   Please Call at Houston 832-724-6288     www.vitalabs.com                           最新上市 吕氏肝健宝 -   吕氏清肺宝 -   吕氏抗癌宝 -   Please Call at Houston 832-724-6288, Toll Free: 1-877-981-5599


BY Alex Wang [ April 14, 2011 at 12:01:35 ]


APRIL 30-MAY 1, MAY 7-8

HOUSTON – Thousands will converge on the streets of Downtown Houston in April, as the 41st annual Houston International Festival spotlights The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia April 30-May 1 and May 7-8, 2011, with world musical performances, international arts and crafts markets, artisan demonstrations, interactive exhibits and plenty of food and fun for all ages.

The 2011 Houston International Festival (iFest) follows the route of Marco Polo with a focus on China , India and other cultures of the Silk Road . iFest brings the unique flavors, sights and sounds of the many cultures to downtown Houston for two weekends. Stretching across 16 acres of downtown parks and streets including City Hall, Bagby Street , and Tranquility and Sam Houston Parks , iFest features entertainment-themed zones including: Silk Road, Kids, Latin, International, Louisiana , Jamaican and African/Caribbean Zones.

An outdoor international art gallery and shopping experience offering numerous arts markets and international craft demonstrations featuring works from more than 500 artists from all over the globe.

The Houston International Festival continues its tradition as one of the largest presenters of internationally-acclaimed artists from around the globe. Each year, iFest puts the best of world music next to the finest national and regional roots music to demonstrate how music and dance can communicate across cultural and linguistic barriers. This year’s line up of national, regional and local musicians and performance groups entertain throughout the day on ten stages. 2011 highlights include: The Golden Dragon Acrobats from China along with the Best of Bollywood, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jonny Lang, Lucinda Williams, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Cray Band, Joe Ely Reunion Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jimmie Vaughan, Buckwheat Zydeco, Rootz Underground, Red Baraat, Rahim Alhaj & Little Earth Orchestra, Atash, Mayapuris, Riyaaz Qawwali, Kora Konnection, Cedric Watson, Glen David Andrews, Soul Rebels, Honey Island Swamp Band, J. Paul Jr., Step Rideau, Lil Brian & The Travelers,

Los Skarnales, Kyle Turner, Jud Johnson Band, Emory Quinn, Mike Stinson, The Blaggards, Karina Nistal, Norma Zenteno, Rainel Pino Salsa Orchestra, Chango Man, Buxton, Space City Gamelan, Free Radicals, Moodafaruka, among others.

In addition, iFest will host a special Friday night concert featuring Kronos Quartet, Homayun Sakhi, and the Houston Grand Opera (April 29)

The Chevron Silk Road Living Museum is the centerpiece of the 2011 festival and features a variety of educational and cultural exhibits covering the history of the Silk Road . Highlights include:

* Great Wall of China: The journey begins with a 100-foot-long winding reproduction of the Great Wall of China . Guests walk along the wall and view a range of information about the history of Chinese dynasties, cultural information and a photography exhibit about China . Climb a staircase to the top of one of the towers and look out over the festival grounds. Inside the two 12-foot-tall towers, see Chinese opera masks and other cultural items.

Additional cultural exhibits include:

* Chinese Silk exhibit: Explore the history of silk production, or sericulture, with displays of silkworms and their cocoons. Also included will be various types of silk on display and demonstrations of hand weaving by the Houston Handweavers Association. Demonstrations of traditional silk embroidery are also planned.
* Chinese Calligraphy exhibit: Written information about the history of calligraphy in China featuring live demonstrations of calligraphy and the opportunity for the public to have their name written in Chinese. Traditional Chinese paper cutting designs will also be demonstrated.
* Chinese Teahouse: Traditional Chinese tea ceremony
* Gateway of India: A reproduction of the famous structure in Mumbai, which incorporates Islamic architecture with Hindu iconography, will house a variety of information on the history of India and its importance on the Silk Road , with a particular focus on the maritime routes.
* India Zone: Arts and cultural exhibits representing the distinct areas of the northern, southern, eastern and western regions of India presented by local Indian community. The local Hare Krishna temple will present exhibits on traditional ayurvedic medicine, traditional dress and a spice exhibit housed in an Indian village setting.
* Trojan Horse: The journey continues to a reproduction of the famous Trojan Horse from the ancient city of Troy , which was located in Turkey , an important stop along the Silk Road . Visitors can climb into the horse and look through windows in the structure. A variety of arts and cultural exhibits on the history of Turkey and its importance along the eastern end of the Silk Road will be presented by the local Turkish community.
* Arts and Culture of the Silk Road: Exhibit featuring information on the artistic, musical, religious, architectural and other cultural aspects of the Silk Road countries.
* Venetian Bridge and Gondola: The journey along the Silk Road ends with a stop in Venice , the Western end of trade route where silks and other exotic items made their way to the rest of Europe and western goods made their way back through Central Asia to China . Stand atop a Venetian-style bridge or climb into a reproduction of an elaborate gondola and imagine they are floating down the Grand Canal .

The 2011 Houston International Festival is open from 12 -10 p.m. Saturdays, 12 - 8 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are on sale at the festival website at www.ifest.org and participating H-E-B Grocery locations. Prices are $12 in advance, $18 at the gate, with kids 12 and under admitted free on Sunday, May 8, courtesy of ConocoPhillips. On the other days, children’s tickets are $3. Weekend Passport packages, which include four tickets and two parking passes, are available at $60. Seating in the shaded iFest Lounge can be purchased as either individual tickets or as an option with the Weekend Passport, exclusively at the festival website. Discount ticket rates are available to groups of 20 or more.

All proceeds benefit the Festival arts and education program, presented in partnership with HISD, featuring a Teacher’s Curriculum Guide, underwritten by Chevron and produced by the Houston International Festival. The guide is distributed to 1471 campuses in 54 schools districts in 7 counties including HISD, Harris, Galveston and Fort Bend Counties .

For more information, call 713-654-8808 or access the Festival’s official website at www.ifest.org.



Store Front ZZI.Net GoldenSoft Web Site Search Classified Ads Members
© Copyright Information Contact Group - HCCBBS 1996-2006 All Right Reserved.
Linlin's Art Studio
Design by Linlin's Art Studio