Dear Students in Mr. Liu's Government, Chinese 2 and Chinese 3/4 Classes:

Please check this wiki every day for your HOMEWORK assignments.


Extra Credit:

Chinese Students: You can earn extra credit by attending any ONE of the Chinese New Year events below and bringing back a selfie and a souvenir (brochure, free artwork, or some other free item handed out at the event). All events below are free.

Chinese New Year Festival – Feb. 10
The Smithsonian American Art Museum honors the Lunar New Year with this free celebration held right in the center of Chinatown (make sure to check out the Friendship Archway along the way). The list of activities is long: traditional paper cutting, an art scavenger hunt, red paper lantern-making and panda crafts. Guest artists from Chengdu, China will perform traditional music, Sichuan opera and acrobatics.
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Free admission
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC 20004

Chinese New Year Celebration – Feb. 11

The recently reopened Freer|Sackler, known for the finest in Asian art, rings in the Year of the Dog with the fourth annual Chinese New Year celebration. The event will highlight the arts and culture of the Sichuan Province, home to giant pandas. There will also be live performances of opera, acrobatics and puppetry, chances to sample spicy dishes and write a letter to Bao Bao of the National Zoo, interactive cooking and art demos and the opportunity to view Chinese art exhibitions.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Free admission

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

Lunar New Year: Chengdu’s traditional folk music – Feb. 16

The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage hosts this free performance of the traditional folk music of Chengdu, China as part of its Chinese New Year celebrations. You’ll hear beautiful stringed instruments and ethereal bamboo flutes during this eclectic program. World-class artists from Chengdu will be doing the playing.

6 p.m. | Free admission

Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Kennedy Center Family Day: Lunar New Year Celebration – Feb. 17

The Kennedy Center welcomes you and your entire family to this free Lunar New Year party. Kids will love watching footage of and writing letters to Bao Bao. There will also be dress-up photo booth, where you can turn into a panda or don a Chinese costume, as well as live performances of folk dancing, shadow puppetry and acrobatics. You will also be able to learn paper umbrella coloring, paper cutting, block printing and Sichuan embroidery and watch masters of calligraphy, sugar painting and bamboo weaving at work.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Free admission

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Lunar New Year: Sichuan Opera – Feb. 17

On the same day of the Kennedy Center’s major Chinese New Year celebration, the Millennium Stage hosts Sichuan opera. During this free performance, you’ll witness the opera’s famous mask-changing technique, which alters a character’s emotion on the fly. You’ll also see incredible acrobatics and dance during this unique show.

6 p.m. | Free admission

Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

DC Chinese New Year’s Parade – Feb. 18

This annual parade in Gallery Place is one of DC’s signature Chinese New Year celebrations. With dozens of entries, this year’s parade promises to be the largest and most diverse yet. Expect Chinese folk dancers, beauty queens, firecrackers, kung fu demonstrations, floats (including lions and dragons) and plenty of pageantry as the procession winds through Chinatown.

2 p.m. | Free admission

Meet at //Gallery Place Metro Station//