Going Out: Celebrate Lunar New Year with dance, food and more

February 16, 2018

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Dog with celebrations Friday and Saturday in Madison!

Join the Chinese American Student Association (CHASA) and the Korean American Student Association (KASA), along with Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA), LANSe Dance team, Southeast Asian Dance Organization (SEADO), Taiwanese Undergraduate Student Organization (TUSO), and Ulssu Korean Traditional Drumming and Dancing for a culture night to celebrate the lunar new year 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Ingraham Hall, B10, 1155 Observatory Drive. LANSe, Ulssu, and SEADO will perform, and there will be authentic Asian food and drinks. Admission is $3/at the door.

More information www.facebook.com/events/ 1956569998004355.

Watch the Chinese New Year Gala on CCTV with the Chinese Language and Cultural Club (CLACC) at their Spring Festival 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rheta’s Market, Barnard Hall, 970 University Ave. There will also be live music, free food (first-come, first-served, while it lasts), games, calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting and more. The family-friendly event is free.

More information www.facebook.com/CLACCUW.

Macha Tea Company 823 E. Johnson St., No. 5, invites you to join them 6 to 10 p.m. Friday for their Chinese New Year Celebration. A Lion Dance performed by Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association around 6:30 p.m. will kick off the Year of the Dog, and they’ll be offering an evening of music along with their menu.

More information www.facebook.com/machatealounge; or phone 608-283-9286.

If you miss Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association’s Lion Dance on Friday, you’ll have another chance to see it 1 p.m. Saturday at Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St. The event is free with museum admission; $7.95/general admission, $6.95/seniors and grandparents, and free for infants under 1 year old.

More information madisonchildrensmuseum.org/event/lion-dancing-celebrating-the-chinese-new-year; or phone 608-256-6445.


a cappella group

Harmonize with Tangled Up in Blue, UW-Madison’s women’s a capella group, noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 W. Washington Ave. The Grace Presents — Valentine A Cappella Show includes “Something Beautiful,” “Killing Me Softly,” a Justin Timberlake Medley, and more. Admission is free, with goodwill donations accepted.

More information gracepresents.org; or phone 608-772-5533.

Capitols hockey game

May the force be with you as the Madison Capitols Hockey team faces Cedar Rapids Rough Riders 4:05 p.m. Sunday in Capitol Ice Arena, 2616 Pleasant View Road, Middleton. Cheer on the Capitols along with Star Wars characters at the game for photo opportunities with the fans. Mascot DC Eagle will be celebrating his birthday, too! Ticket prices range from $8-$28.

More information www.madcapshockey.com; or phone 608-257-2277

— Robyn Norton