Lunar New Year Celebration: The Year of the Monkey
San Francisco, CA 94102
START tour 10:30–11 AM (storytelling for kids ages 3-7); China Dance School and Theatre
noon–12:45 PM; CAIS performance 1–1:45 PM; Lunar New Year stories 1–1:45 PM; handson
activities 11 AM–4 PM; have your name written in Chinese calligraphy 2–4 PM; animals
of Chinese Zodiac with Oliver Chin 3–3:45 PM
Roll in the Year of the Monkey with talented dancers, musicians and storytellers at the Asian
Art Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration.
Students from the Chinese American International School and China Dance School and Theatre present traditional and modern music, as well as dances from China to kick off the Lunar New Year.
Join in with a playful student-arranged version of the lion dance, which is believed to scare away evil spirits and ensure a bright beginning to the year. After the performances, enjoy author Oliver Chin’s story about Chinese zodiac animals’ characteristics and discover something new about yourself. To round out the day’s activities, have your name written in Chinese calligraphy and
make a Lunar New Year inspired art project developed and led by the museum’s Art Speak teen interns.
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