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Crow Collection of Asian Art Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Crow Collection After Dark: Chinese New Year Celebration set for Friday, February 19, from 6 to midnight.

Free family event featuring glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance parade, music, arts and crafts including Chinese lanterns and paper cutting, plus fortune telling, face paintings, exhibitions and more

WHAT: A spectacular Luminous Dragon and Lion Dance Parade plus illuminated displays, entertainment, family-fun activities, exhibitions, complimentary refreshments and more will be on tap at The Crow Collection After Dark: Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday (Feb. 19) from 6 p.m. – midnight.

The evening will kick off with a concert by the Four Seasons Choral Society and Chinese Orchestra and family art activities including Chinese New Year red envelopes, glowing lanterns, paper cutting and face paintings. At 8 p.m., a glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance performance and kung fu showcase by the J.K. Wong Kungfu Tai Chi Academy will begin on Flora Street, followed by a family lantern parade lead by the dragon dancers. Indoors, a glowing 60-foot dragon lit by black lights will be suspended in the Museum’s Sky Bridge Gallery.

WHEN: Friday, February 19 from 6 p.m. – midnight

Chinese New Year Celebration schedule:

  • 6 p.m. Four Seasons Choral Society and Chinese Orchestra concert (Gallery III)
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Crafts including Chinese red envelopes, lanterns, paper cutting and face painting (Gallery III)
  • 6 – 11:30 p.m. Chinese calligraphy demonstrations with artist Thomas Yu (Jade Room)
  • 7 p.m. Chinese Zodiac Tour (Gallery I)
  • 8 p.m. Luminous Dragon and Lion Dance Parade and Kung Fu Showcase (Flora St.)
  • 9 p.m. Chinese New Year Food Tasting with Royal China Restaurant
  • 9 and 11 p.m. Chinese harp performances by Anita Hu during Seizing the New World: Recent Paintings by Yang Jin Long exhibition (Gallery I)
  • 10 – 11:30 p.m. Chinese astrology readings and complimentary Tiger Beer

WHERE: Crow Collection of Asian Art (2010 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201)

About The Crow Collection

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. The Crow Collection is a permanent set of galleries dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. The museum offers a serene setting for both quiet reflection and learning, which spans from the ancient to the contemporary. For more information, please go to www.crowcollection.org or call 214-979-6430.

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