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Calendar of Events

Sep
13
Sat
2014
The World of Extreme Happiness at the Goodman Theatre @ The Goodman Theatre
Sep 13 – Oct 13 all-day

This inspiring world premiere from Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, called “bruisingly funny” by Time Out London, celebrates the perseverance of the human spirit.

When Sunny is born in rural China, her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she’s not a boy. She survives, and at age 14 leaves for the city, where she finds work in a factory and attends self-help classes in pursuit of a coveted office position. But when Sunny’s attempts at self-improvement lead to calamitous consequences for a fellow worker, she questions the system she’s spent her life trying to master. Savage, tragic and desperately funny, The World of Extreme Happiness is a provocative examination of individuals struggling to shape their destinies amid China’s dizzying economic transformation.

Oct
9
Thu
2014
50th Chicago International Film Festival @ AMC River East 21
Oct 9 – Oct 23 all-day
Oct
19
Sun
2014
30th Annual MFHC Competition @ Merit School of Music
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am
Nov
14
Fri
2014
Five Elements Project: Season Finale @ Nichols Concert Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
23
Sun
2014
30th Annual MFHC Winners Concert @ Merit School of Music
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm
  • Who We Are

    Founded in 1984, The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) is the leading champion of Chinese arts and culture in Chicago – from traditional to contemporary. Our core programming consists of three general areas: Professional Concerts, Young Artist Development and Community Engagement. This year marks the 30th anniversary of CFAS since its founding by Barbara Tiao. For more information, please see our History page.
  • The 30 X 30 Challenge!

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    2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Fine Arts Society. We invite you to join CFAS in celebrating 30 years of unforgettable performances and innovative community programs in our 30x30 Challenge. We are thrilled that Dr. George Tiao has offered to match up to $30,000 in new or increased donations in honor of our milestone 30th anniversary season. There is truly no better time to make your support count in anticipation of our upcoming programs. More information here!
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