Just a few weeks ago the world rang in 2017 with fireworks, confetti and excitement that always accompanies an incoming year. This January 28th we will all be celebrating the Chinese New Year—the incoming Year of The Rooster! The Year of the Rooster is known for its traits of loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and top-notch appearance.

Also known as the Spring Festival, this weeklong celebration is filled with events for the whole family to enjoy. And you don’t have to travel far because there plenty of ways to experience all that the Chinese culture has to offer right here in the Valley of the Sun.

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill is where “modern Asian meets American comfort…”. They are celebrating with not just a special menu but also a special wine dinner. The Feast of Fortune is available from January 26th to February 9th and includes steamed dumplings, Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, which is pan seared and served with wasabi mashed potatoes, and has a happy ending of Five Spice Crème Brulee.

The special wine paired dinner is on Saturday January 28th and begins at 6:30 pm. Ling & Louie’s has partnered up with Jackson Family wines to serve up a special Chinese New Year dinner curated to bring wealth, longevity, long life and a wonderful evening! Dinner is $55/per person and space is limited RSVP at 480.767.5464.

Photo Courtesy of Ling and Louie’s

Mesa Arts Center

The Mesa Arts Center is celebrating the year of the Rooster with a show on January 28th that begins at 6:30 pm. The performance will be filled with cultural songs, music and stunning dancing combining east and west into an awe-inspiring evening. Tickets can be purchased on line here.

Chinese New Year 5K

There are also lots of events going on throughout the valley for Chinese New Year including a Chinese New Year 5K held on Sunday February 12 at Papago Park. This event is fun for the entire family and includes a 5K run, 5K walk and a 50-yard dash/fun run for kids! You can register and get more information HERE.

Chinese Cultural & Cuisine Week

The 27th annual Chinese Cultural & Cuisine Week is being held February 10-12 at Margaret T Hance Park and has events such as Traditional Chinese Dance, martial arts demonstrations, children’s arts, crafts and rides, music performances, food vendors, costume exhibits and more. It is free admission for everyone and you can look at a full schedule of events online at phoenixchineseweek.org.

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