Beverly Hills will host its seventh annual Chinese New Year celebration at Saban Theatre on Feb. 11. Helping to launch the ” Year of the Dog ,” Beverly Hills—in conjunction with Chinese Consulate of Los Angeles—will hold a “Charming Jing-Jin-Ji” variety show featuring 13 traditional acts.
Performance highlights include: the Hebei Chang’an Golden Eagle Acrobatic Troupe demonstrating the Chinese yo-yo that blends opera, dancing, acrobatics and gymnastics; magic tricks by renown magician Li Yang; a vocal performance accompanied by the morin khuur (horsehead fiddle), a ten-person martial arts demonstration; and much more.
“We are so honored to host this amazing showcase of China’s ancient culture every year,” said Bevely Hills Mayor Lili Bosse. “We are a very diverse community and we welcome visitors from all over the world, but this time of year we pay special tribute to our Chinese friends.”
Event organizers noted China remains one of Beverly Hills top feeder markets.
“The city is committed to catering to its Chinese visitors; many of the hotels and retailers have Mandarin speaking staff and the high concentration of luxury hotels, five-star service and amenities throughout it five square-mile radius is attractive to those desiring a destination that is both welcoming and convenient,” noted a press release announcing “Charming Jing-Jin-Ji.”
In addition to the variety show, there will also be a photo exhibition on display that introduces Spring Festival culture, folk customs and the economic and social development in Tianjin and Hebei Province.
Several Beverly Hills’ hotels will also offer special overnight packages in honor of ” The Year of the Dog. ” They will entail “red-envelope amenities,” including in-room tea, plush slippers, a bus tour and much more.
“Our annual Chinese New Year event is one of the many ways that our city shows its appreciation to the People’s Republic of China for the friendship and commerce that is brought to Beverly Hills,” said Julie Wagner, CEO of the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitor Bureau.
Tickets for the Beverly Hills ‘ Year of the Dog ‘ Celebration are $8. To purchase tickets, click here.