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Phoenix Chinese Week Celebrations Offer Cultural and Educational EventsPhoenix Chinese Week Celebrations Offer Cultural and Educational Events<div class="ExternalClass4EBCF51664144B528BB4E4F2C35EAB5D"><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>Phoenix Sister Cities, Taipei and Chengdu committees and the Phoenix Chinese Week Committee will celebrate Phoenix Chinese Week 2017 and Chinese New Year 4715, "The Year of the Rooster" from Jan. 30 to Feb. 18, with cultural and educational events at a variety of Valley locations.  </p><p>A highlight of the activities is a free, three-day Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb 11; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb 12; at Margaret T. Hance Park (East), 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. Admission is free.</p><p>The 27th annual festival features live entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, mahjong booth, children's pavilion, Chinese culture and history booth, photo exhibit and art gallery, delicious Chinese food and a beer garden (11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 11 - 12). </p><p>Other Phoenix Chinese Week Committee events include a table tennis open, taijiquan and weiqi tournaments and a 10-course Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet at 6:30 p.m. (no-host cocktails, 5:30 p.m.) Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Great Wall Restaurant, 3446 W. Camelback Road.  To purchase tickets to the banquet at a cost of $45 per person, call 480-406-7470. </p><p>For more information, visit phoenixchineseweek.org or call 480-650-2610.Follow us on Twitter @phxsistercities. </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></div>1/19/2017 7:00:00 AMCynthia Weaver - 602-568-8126Eva Li480-650-2610