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CIDBIA Lunar New Year Celebration

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area will host a Lunar New Year Celebration in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.

January 29, 2017 11:00am to 4:00pm
The Year of the Rooster is officially here so don’t forget to save the date for the 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration! Over the last few years, the Lunar New Year Celebration is the largest event of its kind in the region and showcases diversity, richness and culture of the Asian community. The collaboration with other neighborhood businesses/organizations has helped draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region for a day of festivities. The celebration include traditional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, martial arts and other cultural performances on the Main Stage. Combined with arts, crafts and a variety of family friendly activities there is something for everyone.
Don’t forget the return of the neighborhood’s Annual $3 Food Walk presented by Delta Air Lines!
Entertainment Schedule
11:00 am Lion Dance, Mak Fai Kung Fu Club
11:30 am Chinese Cultural Dance, Tanya Woo
11:45 am Japanese Taiko Drumming, Seattle Kokon Taiko
12:15 pm Kids Noodle Eating Contest, CIDBIA
12:30 pm ShiShi Mai Blessing, Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple
1:00 pm Martial Arts Demonstrations, Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy
1:30 pm Adults & Kids Costume Contest, Northwest Asian Weekly
2:15 pm Hawaiian Hula Dance, Halau O Makanaokalani\
2:30 pm Martial Arts Demonstrations, Northwest Wushu
3:00 pm Traditional Korean Drumming Oolleemm, Korean Traditional Performing Arts
3:30 am Lion Dance, NW Kung Fu Fitness


Phone Number: 
(206) 382-1197


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June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).