SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Morris Arboretum Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Two 30-minute performances at 10:30 am & 12:00pm. Enjoy taiko in this gorgeous spring setting, plus tea ceremony, ken jutsu sword demonstration and garden tours. Free with admission to the arboretum.
Taiko Taster – Beginner Workshop – Three hour beginner taiko workshop from 4:00-7:00 pm. in Philadelphia. Learn basic technique and how to play these BIG, LOUD drums! By the end, you’ll be able to play a short taiko piece. For ages 12 and up. Just $25.
SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Sakura Taiko Fest – 12:00-2:00 pm at the University of Maryland. This jam packed taiko concert will include performances from multiple east coast taiko groups including KyoDaiko, Nen Daiko, Miyako Taiko, Shin Daiko and more! This concert is FREE and part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
Morris Arboretum Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Two 30-minute performances at 10:30 am & 12:00pm. Enjoy taiko in this gorgeous spring setting, plus a kimono dressing demonstration, bonsai exhibit, origami fun, and garden tours. Free with admission to the arboretum.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Allentown Art Museum – Interactive Taiko Drumming Performance – 1:00-2:00 pm. Fun for everyone as we combine performance and audience participation activities! This is part of the museum’s impressive “Art of the Fold” exhibition on origami. Free with admission to the museum.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
Phillies Asian Pacific Celebration Pregame Show – 6:30 Pregame show at Citizens Bank Park. See KyoDaiko and other Asian & Pacific groups perform on the field before the first pitch. Enjoy an $8 discount on tickets in certain sections.