MATCHA: Thai River Festival

Join MATCHA at the Asian Art Museum on October 29 for a Loi Krathong celebration--Thailand's annual river festival of lights!


Loi Krathong — Thailand’s annual river festival of lights — includes the ethereal practice of floating offerings along waterways, usually performed on a full moon night. A banana-leaf cup drifting down the stream carries away ill-fortune and honors the River Goddess.

Join us at MATCHA for our own Loi Krathong celebration! See classical dance and live ensemble music by the Thai Cultural Center, enjoy a rare puppet performance by the Mandalay Marionettes Theatre (from Burma), create a river offering (in Thailand they’re floated down waterways), learn about the mythical Thai Bird people, sample the vibrant flavors of Burmese Tea Leaf Salad, engage in docent conversations, stroll the galleries, sip cocktails from the cash bar, mingle with friends, and step into Emerald Cities — a luminous exhibition of stunning artworks from 19th-century Siam and Burma.

MATCHA: Thai River Festival
Thursday, Oct 29, 5:00-9:00 pm
Asian Art Museum
ONLY $10 (includes admission to Emerald Cities)