Teance & White Magnolia Acupuncture & Tai Chi present Lunar New Year celebration in West Berkeley. We are bringing in the Lunar New Year with activities:
Performance, Demonstration & Classes...
11:00-11:20: Opening celebration - Lion Dance performance for the blessing by Kei Lun Martial Arts, founded in 1994. Kei Lun Martial Arts is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the cultural legacies of the lion dance, dragon dance, and martial arts.
11:30-1:00: Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration by Yu Ping Ren任毓平. Yuping is a well known Chinses Calligraphy artist and teacher. You will have an opportunity to receive a Spring Couplets 春聯 "Chūnlián", a New Year's decoration that expresses happiness and hopeful thoughts for the coming year, from the artist.
12:00-1:00: Guzheng Performance By Garyan Wong. The zheng or gu zheng, is a Chinese plucked zither. The Guzheng was used in both court and folk music in ancient China.
1:00-2:00: Ikebana Demonstration by Joan Yusui Suzuki of Sogetsu School/Riji. It is our honor to have this 90-year old sensei join us for our Lunar New Year celebration. Ikebana (生け花, 活け花, "arranging flowers" or "making flowers alive") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
2:00-3:00: Tai Chi demonstration and classes by White Magnolia Acupuncture & Tai Chi
3:00-3:40: Music and story time in Mandarin for kids & families by Kids Go Mandarin. The KGM program incorporate the Orff Schulwerk and Kodály method. Children learn music & Mandarin through singing, dance, movement, and play.
11:00-2:00: In addition, White Magnolia Dr. Jeannie Dairo & John Luna-Sparks will be offering free stress-reduction acupuncture. Space is limited. Please call the clinic @ 510-570-8195 to reserve your space.
11:00-3:00: Food Pop-up ~ Asian American inspired snack and pastry by Year of the Snake. They specialize in egg tarts, Chinese sausage biscuits and a rotating selection of other treats. We are glad they join the celebration.
***Addition: People can also order a box of 6 Egg Tarts or Pastry Box (8 items) one week in advance on their website to pick up at the event.
11:00-4:00: Art pop-up ~ Risograph prints and zines celebrating Asian heritage by local printmaker and artist Christina Hu. IG: @christina.blob
12:00-4:00: Cattails Comix Pop-up ~ art activities to make your own divination tools, and small prints, art, and zines for sales. Kai Tzeng is a local comic strip artist, builder, and creative improv facilitator.
***Thanks to Kai Tzeng for the beautiful artwork "Yin Water Rabbit". IG: @cattailscomix | cattailscomix.com
11:45-4:00: Teance’s teas will be served after the Lion Dance performance.
Staying true to our philosophy, we collaborated with 2 local woman-owned patisseries using the freshest ingredients to bring you sweet confections that are made just for your tea pairing. Their sweet confection will be available at the event or our website.
Annie’s T Cakes: Annie Wang bakes to reminisce those cherished memories of her Asian American culture. Annie’s almond cookies are featured in the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once. They are big but delicate in flavors, savory yet sweet, crunchy outside and soft inside.
EC Handmade Confection: As a Northern California native Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, Elle Cowan loves what she does best: bringing joy to people through beautifully crafted food. With much thoughtfulness and attention to details, Cowan created 3 wonderful collections of treats available now at Teance.
More activities might be coming soon, please come back to check for more details of the program.