Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with Asia Society Texas's Lunar New Year Festival!
Asia Society Texas celebrates the Lunar New Year with a free, all-ages festival! Ring in the Year of the Rabbit — a kind, energetic, and resilient animal representing patience and treating others with respect — with performances, art and craft activities, and food inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. The free event includes a variety of fun activities including lion dancing, interactive story times, and ticketed music and dance performances by Huaxing Arts Group.
The event is free, but RSVPs are requested. Spring Festival: Splendor of Huaxing performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. are ticketed: $10; AST members receive 35 percent off.
12 p.m.: Lion Dance presented by Shaolin Kung Fu Academy in Houston. Taking place outdoors on AST’s Festival Lawn, this interactive performance is free and open to all guests.
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Spring Festival: Splendor of Huaxing presented by the Huaxing Arts Group. Taking place in the Brown Foundation Theatre, these performances are ticketed and will feature a variety of vibrant Chinese music and dance.
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Storybook Opera performances presented by Houston Grand Opera. Hear the story of Lunar New Year come to life in a kid-friendly opera. Taking place outdoors on AST’s Festival Lawn, these performances are free and open to all guests.
Chinese calligraphy and Lunar New Year zodiac games
Rabbit hat, lantern, and flip book crafts
Photo booth with costumed Peking Opera performers
Interactive story times –readings of the story of the Friends are Friends, Forever