January 28, 2016  

Chinese New Year celebrates Year of Monkey

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A concert, reception and a film screening are part of Purdue's Chinese New Year celebrations, the Year of Monkey.

The Chinese New Year will kick-off the week of events with an all campus reception from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 8. The reception is in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Purdue, the event is free and open to the public and will feature Chinese refreshments, music, calligraphy and a lion dance demonstration.

Additional Chinese New Year events include:

* Saturday (Jan. 30). 8 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. Purdue Convocations presents a concert with Tian Jianan on the bayan, a chromatic button-keyboard accordion. This general-admission performance is presented with support from the Confucius Institute at Purdue and the Purdue Asian-American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/

* Feb. 9. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239. Film viewing of "A World Without Thieves," in Chinese with English subtitles. Refreshments will be served. 

Writer: John Hughey, 765-494-2432, hugheyj@purdue.edu

Source: Wei Hong, professor of languages and cultures, 765-494-3859, hongwei@purdue.edu  

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