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2018  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK 2018 YEAR OF THE DOG 4716

January 28 to February 24

WELCOME! The Phoenix Chinese Week Committee, in cooperation with the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc. and the Phoenix Sister Cities Chengdu and Taipei Committees, is proud to present PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK 2018, a series of cultural, social and educational events highlighting the diverse heritage of an ancient culture with 5,000 years of history. Phoenix Chinese Week 2018 events will be from Jan. 28 to Feb. 24. Now in its 28th year, everyone is welcome to attend and participate in our many festive and enriching activities. Phoenix Chinese Week is highlighted by a three-day Culture and Cuisine Festival (Feb. 16, 17, and 18) featuring a Children’s Pavilion and concluding with a Chinese New Year Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 24.

FESTIVAL LOCATION

Margaret T. Hance Park East 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, 85004

YEAR OF THE DOG in the Chinese calendar begins on Feb. 16, 2018. In the 12 year cycle of animals, the dog is the 11th animal in the Chinese Zodiac. People born in the year of the Dog are loyal, honest, amiable, and kind. They are cautious and prudent, but will do everything for a person who they think is important. Best careers for “Dog” people are: police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, priest, politician, and judge. Most compatible with Rabbit, not compatible with Dragon, Sheep, and Rooster.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2018

PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK TABLE TENNIS OPEN

SUNDAY, Jan. 28 – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARCH GYM – Phoenix Table Tennis Club 1550 W. Colter St., Phoenix, 85015

This annual tournament (including singles, doubles, and teams) is open to the public. The registration fee is $12 per event. Entry deadline is Jan. 24, 2018. Trophies/medals will be awarded to top winners. For entry forms and questions, contact Amoy Yang at amoy_y@yahoo.com or call 623-332-5808.

OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING CEREMONY

FRIDAY, Feb. 16 – NOON Margaret T. Hance Park East 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, 85004

The Phoenix Chinese Week Committee along with Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc., the Phoenix Sister Cities Chengdu and Taipei Committees, officials, and dignitaries will kick off the Phoenix Chinese Week 2018 Culture and Cuisine Festival. The ceremonies will feature traditional performances and entertainment.

SPECIAL KOI FISH EXHIBIT

FRIDAY, FEB. 16 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / SATURDAY, FEB. 17 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / SUNDAY, FEB. 18 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Margaret T. Hance Park East 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, 85004

The Phoenix Valley of the Sun Koi Club will conduct its annual Koi Exhibit during the Phoenix Chinese Week Festival. Beginning with limited fish on Friday, the main Koi Exhibit events will be on Saturday and Sunday. See hundreds of award winning Koi fish as well as a Koi Equipment Trade Show. The Valley of the Sun Koi Club will be providing Koi education, and history of the Koi from Friday through Sunday.

GIANT GOLDEN PANDA STATUE Visit the bronze statue of the Mama Panda cuddling her cub. This statue was a gift from the City of Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China presented to the city of Phoenix in honor of the Sister City relationship. In 1996 the statue was put on permanent display at Margaret T. Hance Park. It is located in the southeast edge of the park, near Third Street and Moreland.

PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK 2018 CULTURE AND CUISINE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, Feb. 16 TO SUNDAY, Feb. 18 Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Margaret T. Hance Park East 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, 85004

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the 28th annual Phoenix Chinese Week’s Culture and Cuisine Festival. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the lion dance, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances and taste delicious Chinese food. The admission is free and the event open to the public. For more information, visit www.phoenixchineseweek.org.

THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES:

CHILDREN’S PAVILION Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Children’s Pavilion provides free children’s cultural projects. Demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy with translating names into Chinese, paper folding, folk arts, paper cutting and other arts and crafts. Children of all ages can enjoy the cultural and fun hands-on activities.

FOOD PAVILION Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine available throughout the festival. Additional varieties of food will be available.

BEER STATION Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the festivities and food while relaxing with an iced cold beer! Sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company.

TAIPEI DRAGON BOAT DISPLAY

Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A traditional dragon boat for races at the mid-summer Duan Wu Festival will be displayed. Dragon boat racing, a Chinese tradition dating back 23 centuries, was to honor the poet and patriot Qu Yuan. This dragon boat is a gift from the City of Taipei, Taiwan to the city of Phoenix in honor of the historic friendship between the people of both cities developed through a Sister City relationship that spans over 39 years.

CHINESE CULTURAL VILLAGE: CHINESE CULTURE AND HISTORY BOOTH Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See 5,000 years of Chinese culture on display. Learn how to use the abacus to solve mathematical problems. Discover other inventions, including printing blocks, kites, compasses, and more. Pictures, Chinese puppets, tangrams and other Chinese inventions will be exhibited. Cooking demonstrations at various times.

PHOTO EXHIBIT AND STUDENT ART DISPLAYS Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photos feature the Phoenix-area Chinese American community from the past to the present. A special highlight will be artwork from the Phoenix Chinese Week 2018 Student Art Contest.

CHINESE COSTUME PHOTO BOOTH Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transform into an Imperial prince or princess! Take the ultimate selfie, friends or family portrait in full traditional Chinese costume with props.

MAHJONG BOOTH Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the art of mahjong tiles as you watch demonstrations and have an opportunity to try your hand at this game – a traditional past-time of young and old especially at Chinese New Year.

2018 PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK GO (WEIQI) OPEN

SATURDAY, Feb. 17 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Desert Sky Games 3875 W. Ray Road, Suite 7, Chandler, AZ Registration starts at 10 a.m on site. The tournament is open to the public. Registration is free. All games will be played according to AGA (American Go Association) rules. The tournament will adapt the partial circulation method for the games. Three rounds will be played. There will be four divisions: (A) 2d and above, (B) 3k-1d and (C) 8k-4k, (D) 9k and below. There will be a handicap for some games. Three winners will be determined for each division. For information and e-mail registration, contact Quan Li, 602-326-7556 or at qb081449@gmail.com or Bill Gundberg, 480-831-5567 or at bill@azgoclub.org. *NOTE: In the e-mail registration, include the following data: name, rank (based on AGA rating or the equivalent), telephone and e-mail address.

CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUET

SATURDAY, FEB. 24 GREAT WALL HONG KONG CUISINE 3446 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 85017 6:30 p.m. – No-host Cocktail Reception 7:00 p.m. – Dinner Join a celebration of the Chinese New Year and the conclusion of Phoenix Chinese Week 2018 with a delicious, authentic 10-course banquet of Chinese cuisine. Cost is $50 per person. Please send payment and RSVP by Feb. 18, 2018 to Phoenix Chinese Week, 27817 N. 46th Place, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. E-mail: elainewong@cox.net, cell 480-406-7470.

PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK 2018 RAFFLE DRAWING

Donation: $1 per ticket (partial proceeds will support our cultural and educational events for students, as well as scholarships for high school seniors).

PRIZES: • LG 55″ UHD 4K Television • (4) Lee-Lee Market $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES • $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE: courtesy of Golden Jade Jewelry • ELECTRONICS • AND 50 OTHER GREAT PRIZES! Drawing: Feb. 24 during the Chinese New Year Banquet at Great Wall Restaurant. Need not be present to win.

DELTA AIR LINES AIRFARE RAFFLE

Two round-trip economy class tickets to Beijing or Shanghai. Limited quantity of tickets (750). One ticket for $10 – or- three tickets for $20. Drawing: Feb. 24 during the Chinese New Year banquet at Great Wall Restaurant. Need not be present to win.

APPRECIATION Phoenix Chinese Week appreciates our Sponsors, and is especially grateful for the assistance and volunteer support provided by the Chinese United Association of Greater Phoenix. Our Festival and yearlong efforts to promote culture, educate children and unify communities is only possible with volunteers and generous supporters.