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Phoenix Chinese Week Celebrations Offer Cultural and Educational EventsPhoenix Chinese Week Celebrations Offer Cultural and Educational Events<div class="ExternalClass1AACEB65758545959AAE3C786D24EC9A">Phoenix Sister Cities, Chengdu and Taipei committees and the Phoenix Chinese Week Committee will celebrate Phoenix Chinese Week 2018 and Chinese New Year 4716, “The Year of the Dog,” with cultural and educational events at a variety of Valley locations.<br><br><div>A free, three-day Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb 17; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb 18; at Margaret T. Hance Park (East), 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix.<br><br></div><div>The 28th annual festival features live entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, mahjong booth, Chinese costume photo booth (traditional Chinese costumes including costumes for pets), children’s pavilion, Chop Stick Pick Up Contest, Chinese culture and history booth, photo exhibit and art gallery, delicious Chinese food and a beer garden (11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 - 18). A Chinese Tea Ceremony demonstration will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 on the main stage.<br><br></div><div>Other Phoenix Chinese Week events include a table tennis open, taijiquan and weiqi tournaments and a 10-course Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet at 7 p.m. (no-host cocktails,<br><br></div><div>6:30 p.m.) Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Great Wall Restaurant, 3446 W. Camelback Road. To purchase tickets to the banquet at a cost of $50 per person, call 480-406-7470.<br><br></div><div>For more information, visit PhoenixChine​seWeek.org or call 480-650-2610. Follow us on Twitter @phxsistercities.<br><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Available Image</strong><br>Phoenix 2018 Chinese Week Celebration. Caption: Traditional Chinese dancers are among the entertainment for the 2018 Chinese Week Celebration. Credit: City of Phoenix. Link: https://www.phoenix.gov/​econdevsite/MediaAssets/2018-Chinese-Week-Celebration-large.jpg<br></p></div></div>1/22/2018 7:00:00 AMMarcie Colpas: (m) 602-696-6164 or Elaine Wong: (m) 480-406-7470Marcie Colpas: (m) 602-696-6164 or Elaine Wong: (m) 480-406-7470602-696-6164