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Chinese Culture Festival

When: Sept. 22-30 2012

The UA Confucius Institute presents a festival of Chinese medicine, martial arts, tai chi, poetry, films and music through Sunday, Sept. 30, on the UA campus and at Reid Park. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 3:30 to 6:30: lecture, "Chinese Cinema," and director Wu Tianming, plus a screening of King of Masks. Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m.: Chinese Moon Festival Poetry Concert and lecture on ancient and modern Chinese poetry. Friday, Sept. 28, from noon to 2 p.m.: lecture, "Recent Efforts in the Search for Remote Human Ancestors in China." Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Chinese Language Day. Saturday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.: dinner, moon cakes, paper lanterns, dancing and other Chinese traditions related to harvest time, at the Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road; $15, $10 member of the Chinese Cultural Center, $5 child, free child who brings a paper lantern. Sunday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m.: Moon Festival Concert at Crowder Hall in the UA School of Music, 1017 E. Olive Road. Visit for a more detailed schedule and locations.


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