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Lunar New Year NightLife
Kick off the Lunar New Year with lion dance performances, martial arts, tea tastings, and more!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30-8:45pm, Celebrate the "Year of the Rooster" with four powerful performances by SF’s own Jing Mo Athletic Association, a Chinatown-based martial arts performance troupe and renowned Bay Area magician, Dan Chan.
- 7:30pm - Chinese Yo Yo performance by Dan Chan
- 7:40pm - Lion Dance Workshop
- 8:30pm - Bian Lian Mask performance by Dan Chan
- 8:40pm - Lion Dance and Martial Arts performance
Science of Szechuan Pepper
6:00 - 10:00pm, Stop by Mission Chinese to try some traditional Mapa Tofu Soup samples and to learn more about the art of Chinese cooking.
8:00pm, Here a talk about the science of Szechuan peppers and why they're essential to Chinese cooking.
Chinese New Year Craft
6:00 - 9:00pm, Have fun sewing your own lunar new year animal crafts with Julia Jane Moore.
6:00 - 10:00pm, Learn about traditional Chinese teas while sipping samples with Fabula Tea, then chat with in-the-know historians from the Chinese Historical Society of America while learning how to tie decorative Chinese knots.
6:00 -10:00pm, In the coral reef, groove to retro, surf-inspired beats from Dj Tanoa "Samoa Boy" while watching thousands of colorful reef fish swim by.
- Hurry! Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
- Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
- Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.
FOOD & DRINK
- A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
- Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!
All bars accept cash and credit cards.
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