Did you know Chinese New Year is a 15-day holiday which in 2013 begins on February 10th and ends with the Lantern Festival on February 24th? Celebrate with us at an extravaganza of Chinese folk and fine arts at the following three events!
Monday, Feb 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
50 West Washington Street
Chinese New Year begins with a bang with a FREE lunchtime performance at Daley Plaza! Come see exciting dance and music performances from some of our favorite Chinese folk artists from around the Chicago-area!
ADLER AFTER DARK: Chinese New Year Edition
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
$12 advanced purchase, $9 students and Adler members, $17 at the door
Ring in the new year in style at this 21+, after hours event. Be sure to check out the Chinese Star Chart and the fantastic view of the city skyline while you’re there. Explore exhibits, shop the marketplace, see performances, and much more. All exhibits including sky shows in the Grainger and Definiti theaters will remain open for the event.
Neighborhoods of the World: China
LANTERN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION
Sunday, Feb. 24, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Join us Sunday afternoon at this FREE all-ages event. Bring the entire family to see colorful performances and shop items made by local Chinese artisans in the New Year Marketplace. Don’t forget to stop by the interactive area to learn how to make your own Chinese craft art!