Morikami in May

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SUSHI & STROLL SUMMER WALK SERIES Friday, May 8, 5:30-8:30pm Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden and you’ve got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks! Stroll the gardens at your own pace and take advantage of our free tour of the museum and gardens for smart phones. Excite your palate with something delicious from our own Cornell Café, indulge in some shopping at the Museum Store or tantalize your senses with a drumming performance by Fushu Daiko. Cost: $8 adults, $6 children (4-10) (museum members and children 3 and under FREE); $2 for taiko performance (optional). Reservations are not required. (Also June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11) Please note that the museum galleries are closed for these special nights. Food and drink are not included with event admission. FAMILY FUN HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Mother’s Day Craft Saturday, May 10, 12-3pm Honor your mother by making a special card for her. Cost: Free with paid museum admission DEMONSTRATIONS OF SADO: The Way of Tea Saturday, May 16, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Observe Japanese sado, “the way of tea,” an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. The true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet can bring a calm perspective into a busy life. Cost: $5 with paid museum admission SADO TEA CEREMONY CLASS 2-week session: Sunday, May 17 & 31 Time: Individual appts begin at 10:15am Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is a prerequisite for this class. Cost: $55 (members $50; advance registration required). To register, please call 561-495-0233 x210. For more information about the Morikami, its exhibitions, programs and events, visit www.morikami.org or call 561-495-0233.