july, 2016

23jul(jul 23)5:00 pm24(jul 24)10:00 pmLittle Mekong Night Market 2016

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Little Mekong Night Market is back on the streets, this year on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, with more activities and programming than before. Happening in the heart of Little Mekong District on Western Ave. and expanding into the new upcoming Little Mekong Plaza, this year’s night market will introduce our first ever artwalk and kid-friendly activity zone.

We’ve expanded to create more space for attendees and opportunities for vendors and artists. This year we have a new artwalk zone, which will include MANIFEST: Refugee Roots, an indoor art and cultural exhibit highlighting refugee narratives in Minnesota with support from The Linking Community. The show will take place inside the community hall of the newly opened Western U Plaza, thanks to the generosity of developers ASANDC and Sands Properties, and will feature artists Koua Mai Yang, Ifrah Mansour, from mixed media to short films and cultural groups including the Somali Museum, the Immigrant History Research Center (UMN) and a sand art mandala by monks of the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery. Festival goers will also find streetscapes of rich variety of unique local and Asian artisan-made handicrafts. The expansion of our event will also include a newly designated kid-friendly activity zone, where families can enjoy an interactive exhibit from the Minnesota Children’s Museum, Mobile Comedy Suitcase, sParkit Lantern Making demonstrations, and more.

Attendees can also enjoy a number of performances on any of our three stages. Hmong Breakers Leadership Council will be back this year, programming their own stage. This year we have partnered with Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) to bring their 13th Annual Arts and Music Festival with local Hmong talents such as Ka Lia Yang, Itchy Fingers, and Speakers of the Sun. Make sure to stay and witness our highlight performers, including LOTT, Jayanthi Kyle, Mu Daiko, and Mayda. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of traditional Southeast Asian night markets with a twist of Minnesota, right here in St. Paul.

Questions? Email us at ask@littlemekong.com; If you are an artist interested in being a part of the Little Mekong Night Market, email us at arts@littlemekong.com

Time

23 (Saturday) 5:00 pm - 24 (Sunday) 10:00 pm

Location

Little Mekong

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