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PHOENIX — Phoenix Sister Cities, Phoenix Sister Cities Chengdu and Taipei committees and the Phoenix Chinese Week Committee will celebrate Chinese Week 2012 and the Chinese New Year 4710, “The Year of the Dragon,” from Jan. 23 to 29, with cultural and educational events at a variety of Valley locations.
A highlight of the activities is a free, three-day Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Chinese Cultural Center, 668 N. 44th St.
The festival features live entertainment including dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, a Children’s Pavilion, the Chinese Invention and History booth, a Taipei dragon boat display, arts and crafts, shopping and more.
Other Phoenix Sister Cities Chengdu and Taipei committees and Phoenix Chinese Week Committee events include a table tennis open, Taijiquan and volleyball tournaments and a 10-course Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 29, at the Great Wall Restaurant, 3446 W. Camelback Road. To purchase tickets to the banquet at a cost of $40 per person, call 623-931-7718.
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