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Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog

February 10, 2018

In ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on the Lunar New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. Come kick off the Lunar year 4716, the year of the Dog, with Silk Screen Asian Arts and Culture Organization at the Children's Museum.

Try Chinese calligraphy with Ming Rui, and enjoy live performances by Yan Lai Dance AcademyPurple Bamboo Chinese Ensemble, and Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team. Stop by MAKESHOP to explore Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braid-making. Kumi himo is Japanese for "gathered threads". The technique involves using different types of looms to create countless kinds of braids! You can even taste some of our favorite fruits and learn about the Vietnamese Five Fruit Tray tradition at our Fresh Picks. Visit the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center to learn about Korean traditions and games.

Schedule of Events:

11:00 am - 11:30 am Live Performance with Yan Lai Dance Academy in the Art Studio

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Live Performance with Purple Bamboo in the Art Studio

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Explore calligraphy with guest artist, Ming Rui, in the Art Studio 

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Touch Tour of Steel Dragon Lion Dance in the Art Studio

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Live Performance with Steel Dragon Lion Dance Team in the Art Studio

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Fresh Picks: Five Fruit Tray in the Cafe

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm ASL Interpretation of Chinese Calligraphy in the Art Studio

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Touch Tour of Kumihimo braid-making in MAKESHOP

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ASL Interpretation of Kumihimo braid-making in MAKESHOP

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Touch Tour of Chinese Calligraphy in the Art Studio