Festival to celebrate Philippine culture
A cultural festival focused on the Philippines is set for Feb. 17 at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido.
The free event, “‘Roots Philippines,” features traditional dance and musical performances by local Filipino performers along with Filipino food by award-winning Chef Anthony Sinsay.
Highlights include arts and crafts activities, interactive storytelling and a Kids Global Village with a Filipino-themed market and house for children to explore.
The event is part of the museum’s sixth annual Root Series, which highlights different world cultures. The series is funded by grants from the Nissan Foundation and the County of San Diego.
Throughout the year, the museum will present five more community events that celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of area residents.
Along with the Philippines festival on Saturday, the museum will host a festival on Mexico on April 28, Germany on June 16, China on Aug. 18, Ireland on Oct. 20 and Argentina on Dec. 15.
Each event features cultural storytelling, music, dance performances, crafts and food that help children and adults gain a deeper understanding of different cultures.
The program is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum, 320 N Broadway, Escondido. Visitors have free access to the entire museum during the event.
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