Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Celebrations
Jan. 29 – Feb. 19, 2019

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Oakridge Centre with fun activities for everyone during the month of February. Walk through the Galleria of Imperial Inspirations, a fashion exhibition from local and Asian designers. On weekends, kids can make and collect hand-held Pig Hero lanterns and experience all the different Asian cultures from Chinese to Korean and Vietnamese through a showcase of live entertainment.  Taiwanese sculpture artist Yi-Lun Yao has created “The Mighty Boar” piggy bank.  With social good in mind, when you insert a coin into the bank it will greet your donation with a receptive “oink”.

SCHEDULE*
JANUARY
January 29
– LunarFest Media Reception: 11AM – 12PM

Exhibition opening “Portrayals of Emperor Qianlong’s Italian painter” This museum inspired fashion exhibition is inspired by the artworks of painter Giuseppe Castiglione who served three emperor’s in the Qing Dynasty.  An Italian Jesuit and missionary, Giuseppe painted in a style that is a fusion of European and Chinese traditions.  He spent over 50 years painting life in China. Eight fashion designers have used his art to inspire their newest collections.  Fashion pieces will be on display in our West Galleria in partnership with the National Palace Museum in Taiwan.

FEBRUARY
February 9 – Chinese Celebration: 10AM – 4PM
– Lion Dance: 10AM – 10:45AM
– Lettuce Blessing
– Lunar Fest: Kids Craft Workshops

February 10 – Year of the Pig Celebration: 12PM – 4PM
– Peppa Pig Meet & Greet: 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM (An eClub membership exclusive. Sign up today.)
– Lunar Fest: Kids Craft Workshops

February 16 – Korean Celebration: 12PM – 4PM
Opening remarks by special guest Senator Yonah Martin
– Korean Drumming Performance ‘Pan Gut’ from Can Namsadang
– Korean Pottery demonstrations by Master Potter Jung Hong Kim
– Vancouver Korean Dance Arts Society
– Lunar Fest: Kids Craft Workshops

February 17 – Vietnamese Celebration: 12PM – 4PM
– Banh Mi Barbershop Quintet
– The Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Society singers and dancers
– Thổ Địa Vancouver Dancers
– Lunar Fest: Kids Craft Workshops

*More activities and events will be added. Please check back often.

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