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July 8
Blue Pipa Trio
Blue PipaSouthern Chinese folkloric music meets contemporary Jazz. Featuring Min Xiao-Fen, pipa/vocals; the masterful Mark Helias on double bass; and the sensitive playing of acoustic guitarist Steve Salerno. "Min Xiao-Fen is a pipa player like no other. When she speaks the language of Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington or Miles Davis, the results are not ersatz but transformational. In her trio, Blue Pipa, with guitar and double bass, the lutelike pipa becomes a super-banjo."–New York Times

Tickets: $15 general / $10 students & seniors / no charge, children under 12
Call (631) 689-1744 for reservations or e-mail Katherine Downs-Reuter at
Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Wang Theater

August 2–9
Origami FlowersPaper Comes to Life:
The Wang Center's Second Annual Origami Festival
Join us for a grand celebration of Origami–the art of paper folding. In collaboration with Long Island Folding Enthusiasts (LIFE), the Wang Center celebrates its 2nd annual origami festival. Last year's Origami festival was a resounding success and the festival this year will be even better. Events are fun for all age groups and free to the public. Come enjoy paper creations with artist Ros Joyce. The weeklong exhibition will be a true adventure in texture and folding, from dragons, flowers, masks, to stunning decorative pieces. The celebration culminates with the grand Origami Festival on August 9th featuring teaching tables where you can learn to make cool new things ranging from jumping frogs to clever money folds using imitation dollar bills. Also new this year is the puppet corner, where you can create and decorate Origami puppets and give them life with your voice. Last year’s popular Storigami–teaching Origami through storytelling–will continue to be the highlight of this fun-filled day. Dowload Origami postcard. Download Origami movie info. Download Origami Schedule.

Simple folding techniques will be taught for children and beginners. Advanced folding skills will also be demonstrated in the exhibition. All are welcome to come out and discover the art and mathematics behind paper folding.

Exhibition Hours: 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., August 2–5, August 7–9
Additional hours for concurrent AAIFF film festival viewers.

Festival Hours: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., August 9

Featured Artist: Ros Joyce (LIFE)
Featured Presenters: Rachel Katz; Maedean Erb; and Shrikant Iyer (LIFE)
Event Producer: Shrikant Iyer (LIFE)

August 3–6
Bunny and ClydoAsian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)
Firehorses, sages, love lost and found in the strangest places, virtue, vice, and slippery selves abound in this exciting series of choice films by some of the most innovative independent film makers of Asia and Asian America. Immigration, racism, socio-cultural values, conflicts in identity and societal acceptance are questioned with humor, irony, pathos, and compassion.

Asian Cinevision in association with the Charles B. Wang Center presents the 29th Asian American International Film Festival with this compelling array of films this summer. Special highlights include discussions with film directors, and receptions, and refreshments, reserved seating for VIP pass holders! Details and schedule...

Opening night with reception, August 3, 7:00 p.m., Wang Theater

Closing night with reception, August 6, 7:00 p.m., Wang Theater

Tickets: VIP Pass: $25.00 for the festival film series with reserved seating and free admission to opening and closing night receptions. General Admission: $5.00 per film with first-come, first-serve seating (no receptions).
Call 631-632-4400 or e-mail
Thursday–Sunday, August 3–6, Wang Theater

The Wang Center is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided Tours for schoolgroups and groups of 10 and more are available by appointment.

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