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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – May 5 to 11, 2008

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – May 5 to 11, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, April 30, 2008

Please note that as of May 1, the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays to 9 p.m. (the Canadian Children’s Museum closes at 7:00 p.m.)

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Dynamic Korea
Friday, May 9, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Theatre

Discover the beauty of Korea through this stunning contemporary music and dance performance coming directly from Korea.
Tickets: $12. In partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-8600 (service charges).

On the Edge by Elizabeth Pickard and Dramamuse
Saturday, May 10, 2008
1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C

Dramamuse, the CMC’s theatre company, brings to life the struggles and hopes of three women – one English, one French and one Spanish – who came to live in North America 400 years ago. In partnership with the Gallery Theatre Program of the Missouri Historical Museum. In conjunction with Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings.

A Touch of Lace
Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2008
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C

Lacemakers from the Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers and La Guilde des dentellières d’Ottawa will demonstrate this art of the Colonial era. In conjunction with Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings.

The Texture of Life in Old Quebec
Sunday, May 11, 2008
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C

Join us for a rousing presentation of traditional French Canadian music, dance, songs and craft. Folklorist Louis Mercier evokes the colourful lives and sounds of the early habitants. In conjunction with Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings.

Taiko Japanese Drumming Concert – Two Cities, One Beat
Sunday, May 11, 2008
2 p.m. (matinee performance) and 7 p.m.
Theatre

Oto-Wa Taiko shares the stage with Kamo Tsunamura Daiko, from Sendai, Japan. This matinee combines powerful rhythms with the choreographic art of Japanese drumming. The matinee features a cameo performance by the Ottawa children’s taiko group, Dagaku.
Tickets: $15 (matinee) $20 (evening performance) half price for children under 13. Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-8600 (service charges).
In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Japan-Canada relations and Asian Heritage Month.

CANADIAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Turkish Tulips
Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The beautiful tulips we enjoy each spring originally came from Persia and Turkey, where they grew wild in the fields. This weekend features a splash of Turkish culture with music, dance and crafts.

CANADIAN POSTAL MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

P.S. I Love You
Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nothing touches the heart like the sound of a loved one’s voice. Se

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