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Celebrate Chinese New Year
2020 Chinese New Year

Experience some Chinese culture at the 2020 Chinese New Year Gala, set for 7-9 p.m. Jan. 25 at Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave.

One of China's most important celebrations, the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a traditional time for family reunions. In China, the seven-day holiday features banquets, parades, fireworks and red lanterns.

The local gala, hosted by the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University’s Confucius Institute, will feature a multi-faceted stage production, including Chinese singing and dances, opera, folk music, martial arts, dragon and lion dances and live painting.

Tickets are $8-$14 and can be purchased at cagk.org or Pacific Rim Foods, 229 W. Kilgore Road. Admission is free for children under age 4.