WFU to host Chinese New Year program

Chinese New Year Lion DanceWake Forest University will offer a program to celebrate the Chinese New Year from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 in the theater lobby of Scales Fine Arts Center.

The program will feature demonstrations and hands-on activities highlighting various aspects of Chinese culture, including calligraphy, face painting, paper folding, tea tasting and acupuncture. Participants will also be able to find their Chinese zodiac signs. The traditional celebratory lion dance and martial arts demonstrations are scheduled throughout the afternoon.

Experts will lecture on Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of design and placement and Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art.

Several activities are planned for children. They will make a fish wall hanging, solve a zodiac word puzzle and learn a mini-dragon dance. Children can also learn how to use chopsticks and make paper lanterns. Some participants will dress in historical costumes.

Following is the schedule:
12:00 p.m. Lion dance, martial arts and shuttlecock demonstrations
1:00 p.m. Accupuncture demontration
2:00 p.m. Lion dance, martial arts and shuttlecock demonstrations
2:30 p.m. Feng Shui (informal talk)

The program is free and open to the public. Traditional Chinese food will be provided at a small charge.

The event is funded by an Ethics and Leadership Grant from Wake Forest. For more information, call 336-758-5675.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Events