Sunday, Mar 7, 2021
Please call before attending any community events. It is likely that they will be postponed or canceled as a result of the coronavirus. You can find CDC coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP has additional resources at aarp.org/coronavirus.
Tucson Chinese Culture Center Lion Dance Troupe
Cai Wei Dance - Phoenix Wushu Academy
Fan Dance - Phoenix Wushu Academy
Tao Yao Dance - Phoenix Wushu Academy
Shaolin Wushu & Kung Fu - Phoenix Wushu Academy
Wu Tang Shan - Phoenix Wushu Academy
Guzheng- Chinese Zither
Musician: Sabina Fu
Virtual Culture & History Pavilion
Chinese Four Treasures Tour
Take a virtual tour of the four treasures of Chinese study – Brush, Ink stick, Xuan Paper, and Ink stone- and see highlights from a calligraphy and Chinese seal demonstration. Once you embark on the tour, browse through the links below and create a Chinese stamp of your very own!
Chinese calligraphy demonstration of “Hometown jasmine tea” by artist Pu Chen. Translation: “Spring bud jasmine complements each other, The tea has a clear floral aroma. Hometown is thousands of miles away, A cup of love is always in hand.”
Once you’ve viewed the video, now try your hand at calligraphy! Print out the sheet, grab a marker or brush, and try practicing writing each character. Traditionally, Chinese is written vertically in columns going from top to bottom and ordered from right to left, with each new column starting to the left of the preceding one.
Fruit Carving Exhibit
Chinese Teapot Exhibit
Chinese Teapot Making
Brew up a pot of green tea, take a sip and learn about how Yixing Chinese teapots are made, and take a gallery tour of different types of teapots from ceramic artist Junya Shao.
About the Artist
Internationally renowned ceramic artist Junya Shao “Miss Teapot” uses natural Zisha clay (Purple clay), traditional tools and slab technique to hand-make her teapots, and transform a thin paddled slab into a perfectly symmetrical form. The roots of this ancient technique date back 1000 years to the Song Dynasty. Working from the foundation, her works are contemporary expressions of own ideas about color and form, yet draws from the Yixing aesthetic.
Virtual Food Pavilion
Make Your Own
All About Baos
Explore & Support Local Restaurants
Chinese New Year is all about feasting! Find some of your favorite eateries, explore new ones, and order some delicious take-out to enjoy.
Thank you for supporting local businesses during these unprecedented times.
Virtual Children’s Pavilion
Year of the Ox Paper Crafts
Paper Craft- Beginner
Folding Craft- Intermediate
Folding Craft- Advanced
Year of the Ox New Year’s Scene
Learn to Write “Happy New Year” in Chinese
Year of the Ox New Year’s Scene
Learn to Write “Fortune, Prosperity, Longevity” in Chinese
Fun & Games
Materials Needed: Chopsticks, bowls or mat, timer, small foods
Beginner level: soft candies, popcorn, marshmallows (Tip: rubber band may be used to hold chopstick ends together)
Intermediate level: beans, m&m’s/skittles, jellybeans, tic-tacs, nuts, cereal, goldfish
Expert level: marbles, uncooked rice, small seeds
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 4:00pm Eastern Time
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 8:00pm Eastern Time
Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 1:30pm Eastern Time
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR