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Programs & Events, Children & Family, Adults, Teens

Lunar New Year with Local Colors

Saturday, February 03, 2018

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dragon dances, martial arts performances, singing and more! Bring the whole family out to learn about the cultural traditions of our Asian friends and neighbors right here in southwest Virginia.

From meeting the performers to creating your own Year of the Dog-themed artwork in Art Venture, the Museum’s hands-on creativity center for kids, this is a fun, FREE event you don’t want to miss! Lunar New Year is presented by Local Colors, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities, and the Taubman Museum of Art. 

Performances Include:

  • Martial arts, dance, and drumming by Shaolin Dragon Martial Arts Academy 
  • Dance, music, Tai Chi, and Chinese Yoyo by Blacksburg Chinese School
  • Dance performances by 15-50 Dance Group
  • Violin performance by Jane Wang Violin School

NEW this year: Blue Cow Ice Cream will be selling festive treats at the Museum from 11am-3pm!

Art Venture is open and FREE to everyone today from 10am-5pm!
Activities offered on this day and through Friday, February 9, include:

  • Dog Masks
  • Bamboo Brush Paintings
  • Paper Lanterns
  • Dragon Collage
  • Chinese Coin Impressions