Chinese New Year fest set for this Saturday

Chinese New Year fest set for early March

By Zach Chouteau

Richmond is revving up for the Year of the Dog, with the city’s 15th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration slated for Saturday, March 3 at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium.

Slated to officially kick off at 5 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m., and organized by the City of Richmond Community Services Department, the newest version of the festive shindig features new performances from the Fei Tian Dancers from UC Berkeley, Queer Taiko, Mexico Danza, and two new Laotian groups.

The family-friendly event also continues the long-running tradition of having the White Crane Lion and Dragon Dance Association open the performance with colorful dances showcasing lion and dragon decorations.

The doors will actually open at 4 p.m. and tickets are $15 per person, which includes a Chinese-themed dinner served from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Richmond Senior Center, located at 2525 Macdonald Avenue; you can also find out more by calling (510) 307-8087.