CIBC LunarFest at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza – February 1 – 5, 2012


CIBC LunarFest at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza - February 1 - 5, 2012

Started in 2009 and built to be a Vancouver Winter Olympics Legacy event, LunarFest is Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. It endeavours to reach new Canadians and those who have been here for many generations to share in the diversity of Canada. It also encourages and fosters the collaboration of Canadian and International cultural presenters to create new forms of artistic expressions. LunarFest is a festival that brings together Soul, Art and Life on one stage.

Activities

CIBC Pavilion

Visit CIBC Pavilion and be greeted with a variety of hot Asian beverages….be sure to get a Sea Dragon lantern hat. Smile…you are about to take home a souvenir CIBC LunarFest photo of yourself.

Feb. 1st to 5th / 12pm-8pm

Lunar Cafe

A culinary experience featuring dishes that are tied to the Lunar New Year traditions…

Feb. 1st -5th / 12pm-8pm

Lunar Skate

Skate under the moon with a lantern…check out the magic when speed interacts with light.

Jan. 28th / 8pm – 10pm
GE Ice Plaza @ Robson Square
Free

Lunar Kids Game Station

Play a variety of Lunar New Year games…

Feb. 1st – 5th / 12pm-8pm
Free

Lunar Kids Workshops

Learn the traditions of Lunar New Year…A range of craft workshops…

Feb 1st – 5th / 12-8pm
Free

Exhibits

Lantern Aquarium

Celebration and Imagination inspired by the Sea! The world’s first lantern aquarium features a collection of lantern works depicting the beauty of our ocean creatures by professional artists and thousands of school children.

Feb. 1st to 5th / 12pm – 8pm
Free

Performances

Korean Cheondoong

Team Cheondoong (translates to “Thunder” in English) plays traditional Korean percussion music with modernistic originality. The sound of thunder is one of the most solemn, majestic sounds in nature, bearing the power to create deep emotions and strong impression in people’s heart.

Saturday Feb. 4th 12:30pm – 2:00pm

The Boy, the Shark and the Sea

A Puppet Show by the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company

Feb. 1st / 1pm – 2pm
Feb. 2nd to 3rd / 1pm – 2pm
Feb. 4th to 5th / 3pm – 4pm
Free

CIBC LunarFest at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

February 1st – 5th, 2012
Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza
801 West Georgia Street

Image: Victor Y Wong

For more information, please visit: http://lunarfest.org/


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