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January 14, 2019

Penn Museum celebrating Lunar New Year with festival

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Lunar New Year at Penn Museum Courtesy of/Penn Museum

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Penn Museum.

The Penn Museum is hosting an early Lunar New Year festival on Saturday with lion dancers, K-pop music and a martial arts demonstration.

There will be a drop-in calligraphy workshop, arts & craft stations, a movie and stand-up comedy, too. From 1 to 5 p.m., everything's free with museum admission.

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After 5, admission to the evening portion, where adults can enjoy cocktails and dance, will be $15 ($10 for museum members).

Below is the full schedule for the festival.

Time  Activity
1 p.m.Chinese dance performance 
 1-3 p.m.Calligraphy workshop 
 1:30 p.m.Learn about the zodiac 
2 p.m.Dance performance 
2:30-3:30 p.m. Film series 
 2:45 p.m.Eastern Music vs. Western Music 
 3 p.m.Tour of the Penn Museum's collections 
3:15 p.m.Kung Fu demonstration 
 4 p.m. Lion dance parade
 4:30 p.m.K-pop dance performance and workshop 
 5:30 p.m.Stand-up comedy 
6 p.m.Taiko drum performance 
 7:15 p.m.Music performance 
1-8 p.m.Design a fan and lantern
 1-8 p.m. Write down wishes for the year
 1-8 p.m.Play a traditional Korean board game 
In many Asian countries, the Lunar New Year, which starts Feb. 5 and ends Feb. 19,  is among the most important and festive holidays of the year.

Lunar New Year Festival

Saturday, Jan. 19
1-8 p.m.
Penn Museum
3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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