The University Museum Celebrates the Year of the Rabbit

The University Museum's 18th annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 20, includes performances, crafts, cooking and martial arts demonstrations, Feng Shui, T'ai Chi and Qi Gong instruction, games, workshops, children's activities and the traditional Chinese Lion Dance and Firecracker Parade finale. The day-long celebration ushers in the Year of the Rabbit with the sights, sounds and spectacles of China in the galleries and auditoriums and ends with the ritual lion dance winding its way outside the Main Entrance courtyard for the finale. For more information: 898-4000.

Qi Gong: Visitors can learn about varied traditions in the Chinese martial and healing arts from Master Faxiang Hou, left, certified as a master by several Chinese National and International Qi Gong associations. He offers a beginner's demonstration of the ancient Qi theory of vital energy, including the "no touch" healing art of Qi Gong, 1-2:30 p.m.



Edible Art: Decorative as well as delicious, Chinese food is always a featured part of the day. Chef Joe Poon, right, returns to the Museum with his ever-popular afternoon vegetable carving demonstration, quickly and skillfully turning modest vegetables into flowers, birds and spectacular scenes.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 20, February 9, 1999