Darryl Wang, right, chef and manager at Lotus Garden restaurant, leads a demonstration on healthy cooking during Healthy Eating and Living Asian Style at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. The event is in honor of World Tai Chi and National Asian Heritage Month. There we…
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy provided free health screenings for attendees at the April 20 event.
A Chinese lion was on display at the Healthy Eating and Living Asian Style event at the cultural center.
Dongxiao Zhang, left, of the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, helps Amy Wang, center, and Linda Wu during a class on Chinese instruments.
Jeremy Lai, 10, gets into his role as a lion. The festival was held at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center at 1288 W. River Road and included activities such as folk dancing, kids games and martial arts. Cuisine from five areas of China also was available.
Members of Tucson Sino Dance perform at the festival. The dancers, from left, are Tao Luo, Ellen Zhu, Ying Zhang, Yue Cong, Tina Zhang and Lizhen Pang.
The Tucson Chinese Lion Dance Group works its way through the crowd during the Taste of China Festival. The festival marked the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake, a symbol of bounty and good luck.
Guzheng teacher Dong Xiao Zhang, behind, performs a duet with student Michelle Zhang 7, (no relation).
Yue Cong of Tucson Sino Dance performed during the Taste of China Festival at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center on Feb. 9.
Taste of China Festival organizers expect more than 2,000 people to sample food, play games, and watch demonstrations, and performances to welcome the Year of the Snake.
Organizers were serious when they named Saturday's celebration the Taste of China Festival. There will be food demonstrations from various regions of the giant nation. And of course, plenty to eat.
Each year the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center draws more people to its Taste of China Festival in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
The Taste of China Festival, which celebrates the Lunar New Year, takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road.
Frank Acosta, 12, and other boys get instructions from Zhao Junming on a game during a Chinese Language Day Program at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. Saturday's event was sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona and the Tucson Chinese Association.
Nicole Zhou, 7, is anxious to answer a question during a competition.
Jennifer Huang, right, shows how to make moon cakes, a Chinese pastry that is usually served during the Mid-Autumn Festival. More than 500 people attended the event.
Xiaobing Liu writes people's names using simplified Chinese characters.