Brief: Asian festival launches new year

The Year of the Pig gets under way Saturday during the Lunar New
Year Celebration at Foellinger Auditorium.

The annual event will showcase Asian talent performing
traditional songs and dances, martial arts, the traditional Lion
Dance and other festive activities.

The performance will begin at 7:45 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
to allow time to view the Asian art show. Before the show and
during intermission, Asian food will be available for purchase to
support local nationality groups.

Tickets are on sale at the Illini Union ticket office. General
admission tickets are $2 for the public and free to students.

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