Planet Arlington Presents "In Focus: Mongolians in Arlington"
Want to impress your friends? Ask them this little bit of Arlington trivia:
Fill in the blank: Arlington has one of the largest populations of ____-Americans in the entire country.
The answer? Mongolian-Americans. Or, to be more specific I guess, Arlingtonian-Mongolian-Americans.
Which makes these event worth checking out (and it doesn't hurt that all the events are free):
Planet Arlington presents
In Focus: Mongolians in Arlington
All events FREE
More info: 703-228-1850
Mongolian Children's Festival
Sunday, June 10, Noon - 6 p.m.
Featuring young performers, art competitions, language demonstrations and other activities by and for children of all ages, the Mongolian Children's Festival is a celebration of culture and a look into the future of the Mongolian community in America.
Photo by Chris Williams
In Recital: Shuree
Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m.
Celebrated pianist and Arlington resident Shuree presents an evening of western classical and Mongolian piano music in this program co-sponsored by the Embassy of Mongolia and Arlington Cultural Affairs. The program will include music by Beethoven, Chopin and Bartok, and Mongolian composer Birvaa Munkhbold, and classical and Mongolian folk songs by Saran and Natasha. Special guests Zulsar and Demitbaatar will be perform the traditional Mongolian throat and lung songs.
Sunday, July 15, Noon - 6 p.m.
Barcroft Park, 4100 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington
An event with an 800 year old history, making it one of the longest running cultural celebrations on earth. Mongolians gather each summer to celebrate their cultural traditions, music, dance and sport. Join us for Mongolian wrestling, acrobatics, throat singing and much more.