Friday, January 24, 2020

Happy Chinese New Year

So you thought the New Year’s celebrations were over, huh? Not so fast. 

Chinese New Year is being celebrated this weekend and Feb. 1 in Cleveland’s Asiatown. This is the year of the rat.

Tonight’s Kwan Lion dance performance at Li Wah restaurant is sold out, but all are invited to a free, all-day Chinese New Year celebration Saturday at Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave. It will begin at 10 a.m. and include several dance performances, music and a Tai Chi demonstration before it wraps up at 6 p.m.

The Kwan Family Lion Dance performances on Saturday and Sunday night at Li Wah are also sold out. However, there are two more chances to see the performance, both on Feb. 1.

Seating will be first come first served for the first one, which begins at 11 a.m. As of this writing, space is still available for the second performance, which begins at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call Li Wah at 216-696-6556.

The video here shows a Kwan Family Lion Dance performance at Cleveland's Asian Festival in 2017.


  1. I love Chinese New Year! I'm also a Year of the Rat so it will be fun to see what the year has in store.

  2. what a great way to celebrate Chinese New Year


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