2/27/2010, Saturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2/28/2010, Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spring Festival Celebration
ADMISSION: FREE (免費)
LOCATION: Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny St., 3rd Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94108
The Chinese Culture Center would like to wish you and your family a very happy Chinese New Year and good health and prosperity.
We have prepared 2000 lai see/red envelopes for winners of our riddles games over the two-day celebration!!!
1. Lantern Riddles
“What can you serve but not eat?” You know the answer? Bring your skills and take on the challenge of our riddle games! All around the 3rd floor foyer, lanterns will be hung with a riddle attached to each one (in Chinese or English). Try and see if yo [Edit Image] u can solve the riddle from the clues. If you can pass all three levels, you will win a red envelope!!
Our Lantern Riddle Games
Sponsored By: Bank of America
On each day of the Spring Festival we will begin at 12:00PM with a Lion Dance performance in the Grand Ballroom. On Saturday, February 27th, it will be performed by the National Wu Shu Team, and on Sunday, February 28th, it will be performed by the Chung Ngai Lion Dance Group. After the Lion Dance, there will be many more performances throughout the day from traditional dance teams, acrobats, traditional musicians, and even the Chinese Culture Center’s own Tai Chi class. The full schedule of performances and more information about them can be found on the website.
We encourage you to check out our latest exhibit, Master Works by Kan Kwok Fan.
Born in Zhong Shan, Canton, China, Kan Kwok Fan later moved to Hong Kong where he studied for over 20 years with Professor Chao Shao-an, the master of the Lingnan School of painting. Kan Kwok Fan’s brush skills have garnered him international recognition. Today, Kan Kwok Fan shares his artistic talents with the local community as a Chinese Art instructor for San Francisco American Asian Art Association and Asian Art Institute. The exhibition will be on view at the Chinese Culture Center’s Gallery until March 28, 2010.
Kan Kwok Fan’s works are available to be acquired for collection. Please contact our Gallery Shop Manager if you are interested.
4. Chinese Paper Cutting
The art of Chinese Paper Cutting will be shown in a demonstration by paper cut artist Yumei Hou. This intricate and delicate art is as beautiful to look at as it is to watch. There will also be paper cuts for sale (in a wide range of sizes and prices). You can also ask Yumei for a custom paper cut creation as a personal souvenir.
5. Painting / Calligraphy Demonstration
As one of the most widely-known art forms, there will be a Calligraphy demonstration by Golden Mountain Poetry Society on Saturday, February 27th, and Chinese Brush Painting Demonstration by famous artists, Madeleine Fu, on Sunday, February 28th. You will be able to watch the artists demonstrate and ask them any questions you might have. You can also purchase their artwork at the booth and register to take art classes with CCC to study with the masters.
6. Fortune Telling
Want to know your fortune for the Year of the TIGER? Come to see expert fortune-teller Mr. Y.C. Sun!
7. Chinese Puzzles
If you’d like to try something a little more challenging than riddles, try your hand at a classic Chinese Puzzle. We will have tangrams, sliding blocks, and many other puzzles for you to try. As one of our most popular events at the Spring Festival, make sure to stop by and see what all of the buzz is about. We will have a separate booth devoted to these tricky brain teasers located in the auditorium.
8. Unique New Year Gifts
Make sure to stop by our Gallery Booth at the celebration! We will have many inexpensive and interesting things to purchase for your friends and family: zodiac embroidery key chains, folk art posters, books (in both English and Chinese), cell phone charms, postcards, greeting cards… see you there!