February 15, 2010 · 10:03 AM
In celebration of the Chinese New Year’s – Year of the Tiger – and as part of the Las Vegas diversity initiative, the famed Lohan School of Shaolin lion dancers will perform in the Las Vegas City Hall Plaza, 400 Stewart Ave., on Wed., Feb 17 from 8:30 to 9 a.m., prior to the start of the Las Vegas City Council meeting.
The Lion Dance is meant to ring in wealth and prosperity in the New Year and scare away evil spirits galore. (Heaven knows, Las Vegas need lots of wealth in 2010 and have possessed evil spirits galore lurking in Sin City.)
Also, during the Council meeting that follows, Councilman Steve Wolfson will recognize the Lohan School of Shaolin for their continued dedication to promote Asian culture and arts for more than 15 years in Las Vegas.
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January 18, 2009 · 8:00 AM
Currently, about 7 percent of Las Vegas guests come from Asian markets. But when you combine the visiting population with local Asian residents, it is hoped Las Vegas businesses will get a much needed boost from the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Ox – which officially begins on January 26.
Here’s our Las Vegas Backstage Access Top Five Picks, listed sequentially:
- 1) Jan. 22 – Charleston Heights Arts Center is hosting the film “The Road Home” at 6:30 p.m. at 800 S. Brush St. $3 admission. 702-229-6383
- 2) Jan. 25 – Green Valley Ranch will host the second annual Chinese New Year’s concert and party- acrobats, magic show, Chinese folk dance, Kung fu demonstrations, and more. 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. 702-686-9255
- 3) Jan. 26 through Feb. 28 – Bellagio Conservatory will feature its Chinese New Year’s show with 15-foot-long botanical ox made from more than 10,000 living Alternanthera; an 18-foot-toall Chinese God of Wealth and Fortune, I-Ching coins, and more. 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Free.
- 4) Feb. 8 – Chinese American Chamber of Commerce is having their 15th annual New Year’s celebration from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza, 4255 Spring Mountain Rd. $3 adults; $1 children ages 6 to 12, younger are free. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend, so best to arrive early.
- 5) Last, but not least, the Lohan School of Shaolin will present several authentic lion dances throughout the Las Vegas Valley during the Chinese New Year season. Please call 702-364-5875 for locations and times.
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