Chinese Cultural Arts Celebration

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Jan. 25-Jan. 26, 2014

(Saturday–Sunday) 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Artisans and performers from China's Zhejiang Province will highlight the cultural arts of China during a weekend of special activities including traditional music, dance, and folk crafts. Experience cup-rolling acrobatics, a tea-gatherers’ dance, and songs of dragon boats. Watch folk artists demonstrate dragon lantern making, bamboo root carving, stone and clay sculpting, and embroidery. Sample authentic Chinese cuisine and enjoy special exhibits of stunning photography and beautiful penjing. All activities are included with general admission.

 

Performances: 

Zhejiang Performing Arts Group

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Featuring traditional Chinese song, dance, and music (each performance lasts approximately 45 minutes)

Location: Scott Galleries Lawn

 

Demonstrations:

Zhejiang Province Artisans

10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Chinese Garden

 

Other Highlights: 

Photography Exhibition: A Year in Zhejiang

Location: Chinese Garden Road

 

Penjing & Viewing Stone Displaysby The Southern Breeze Tree & Stone Society

Location: Huntington Art Gallery Loggia

 

Floral arrangements courtesy of Rosa Zee

 

Performance times and locations are subject to change due to weather; updated celebration schedule will be posted in the Entry Complex the day of the event.

 

Chinese Celebration Eateries:

 

Rose Garden Café

Sandwiches, salads, soups, grill offerings, desserts, assorted hot & cold beverages, and more.

 

Rose Garden Cafe — Patio Grill

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and more.

 

NEW YEAR SPECIALTY PLATE

Boone Gallery Circle

Baked Ginger Salted Chicken

Mixed Vegetables in Garlic Sauce

Shrimp Spring Roll with House BBQ Sauce

Steamed Jasmine Rice

Hot Jasmine Tea

 

Chinese Garden Tea Shop

Freshwater Pavilion 活水軒

Chinese appetizers and entrees, beverages, and specialty teas.

 

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