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Crow Collection After Dark: Year of the Rabbit Celebration

The Crow Collection of Asian Art will celebrate the year of the rabbit on Friday, February 18, 2011, from 6 p.m. to midnight as a part of their Crow Collection After Dark series. The event will feature a glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance parade, kung fu demos, family-fun art activities, music, candy and bubble tea sampling, fortune telling, late-night karaoke, beer tasting and more.

WHAT

Great visuals! Hop into the Year of the Rabbit with a rare glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance parade, family-fun art activities, artist demos, musical entertainment, martial arts demos, colorful sights, complimentary fortune telling, candy and teas, late-night karaoke, beer tastings and more at Crow Collection After Dark: Year of the Rabbit Celebration on Friday (Feb. 18) from 6 p.m. – midnight.

Free and open to the public, the evening will kick off with family art activities including traditional red envelopes and illuminated lanterns, artist demos including Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, and a harp performance by Anita Hu followed by a concert by the Four Seasons Choral Society and Chinese Orchestra. 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. Above, a 60-foot dragon lit by black lights will be suspended in the Crow Collection’s indoor Sky Bridge Gallery.

WHEN

Friday, February 18, 2011, from 6 p.m. – midnight

Year of the Rabbit Celebration Schedule

  • 6 – 8 p.m. Chinese harp performance by Anita Hu (Garden Gallery)
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Family art activities including traditional red envelopes and illuminated lanterns, plus complimentary candy and bubble tea sampling (Grand Gallery; supplies limited)
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Artist demonstration: Chinese calligraphy with Thomas Yu (Jade Room)
  • 6 – 8 p.m. Artist demonstration: Chinese paper cutting with Haiying Huang (Arbor Walk)
  • 7 – 7: 45 p.m. Four Seasons Choral Society and Chinese Orchestra concert (Grand Gallery)
  • 8 – 9 p.m. Glow-in-the-dark dragon and lion dance parade plus kung fu demos (Flora Street)
  • 9 – 10:30 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)

WHERE

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

MEDIA PARKING

Validated parking for media is available for the Trammell Crow Center Garage (accessible from Olive Street). Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk of the museum.

About Crow Collection of Asian Art

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. LinkAsia, the newly dedicated gallery space at the Crow Collection, presents art works that provide a contemporary global path to understanding Asia through unique perspectives and mediums. 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 crowcollection.org or call 214-979-6430.

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