Hop to it! 2011 marks the Year of the Rabbit, so celebrate spectacularly with a rare glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance parade, family-fun activities, martial arts demos, entertainment, late-night karaoke, colorful sights, complimentary candy, fortune telling, bubble tea, green tea, and beer tastings, and more at Crow Collection After Dark: Year of the Rabbit Celebration on Friday, February 18, from 6 p.m. – midnight at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.
Enjoy free family art activities from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Grand Gallery (supplies limited). Decorate traditional Chinese New Year red envelopes for good luck, and create luminous lanterns. Enjoy harp performances by Anita Hu from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Garden Gallery and a concert by the Four Seasons Choral Society and Chinese Orchestra at 7 p.m. in the Grand Gallery.
At 8 p.m., go outside to see the masterful martial arts moves of the J. K. Wong Kungfu Tai Chi Academy followed by a rare glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance parade that will dazzle crowds on Flora Street. Throughout the evening, stroll beneath a 60-foot dragon lit by black lights and suspended in the Crow Collection’s indoor Sky Bridge Gallery.
Forecast the future with free Chinese fortune telling beginning at 9 p.m. in the Jade Room. Late-nighters and songsters can stick around for multimedia karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen while sipping Asian beer (with valid ID) from 10 – 11:30 p.m. in the Grand Gallery.
Complimentary candy and Chill Bubble Tea and green tea tastings will be offered from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Grand Gallery (limited supplies). Full-sized beverages may be purchased for $3. Asian beer sampling will be available from 10 – 11:30 p.m. (must be 21 with valid ID; limited supplies).
Free and open to the public, Crow Collection After Dark: Year of the Rabbit Celebration is presented in partnership with Chill Bubble Tea and the Dallas Observer. In the event of inclement weather, some activities may be canceled or moved indoors.
Friday, February 18 6 p.m. – midnight
6 – 8 p.m. Chinese harp performance by Anita Hu (Garden Gallery)
6 – 8 p.m. Family art activities plus candy and tea sampling (Grand Gallery; supplies limited)
7 p.m. Four Seasons Choral Society and Chinese Orchestra concert (Grand Gallery)
8 p.m. Glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance parade plus kung fu demos (Flora Street)
9 p.m. Chinese fortune telling (Jade Room)
10 – 11:30 p.m. Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen and Asian beer sampling (Grand Gallery; supplies limited)
For more information, please call 214-979-6430 or go to www.crowcollection.org.