Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade

chinese New Year Poster

Sunday, February 21, 2016

12:00-4:00pm

The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Monkey, on Sunday, February 21, 2016, in Nevada City.  Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and we are proud to present this fifth annual celebration, honoring the early Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills.  The community parade begins at 12:00 noon at the Chinese Monument on Commercial Street (the old Chinese Quarter), led by ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72’ Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento.  The mini-parade entourage of community entries will make its way down Commercial Street and end at the Robinson Plaza where the Lion Dancers and Dragon will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment.

Food would be available for sale on Union Street by Pho King Good, and exhibitors will line Union Street.

Participants include a Rickshaw pulled by Richard Yue of the Auburn Joss House, Grass Valley Taiko, Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo Grass Valley, Xiao Mao (Little CATS) Asian Culture Club, Chinese Classical Dancer Lily Zhu, martial artists from Body Balance, world music by Michael Martino and World Beatnix, and more!

The Festival is seeking volunteers to help set up, strike, patrol the parade and clean up. It is also seeking sponsors.  Please partner with us in bringing this cultural family-friendly celebration once again to the community. Please contact Jeannie Wood at info@catsweb.org or at 530-265-2990 for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

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Tickets Now Available for Chinglish

Chinglish Poster

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CATS at the Ellys

CATS at the 2015 Elly Awards

CATS celebrated its 8 nominations at the Elly Awards in Sacramento on September 27.  Best Overall Production in a Drama; Best Direction (Annie Lareau); Best Lighting Design (Tim Dugan); Best Set Design (Pamela Hodges); Best Costume Design (Jill Kelly); Best Actor (Kevin M Lin); Best Actor (Randall Nakano); Best Actress (Lyra Dominguez).  Congratulations to all our nominees!

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Written by Jamie Ford

Adapted and Directed by Annie Lareau

April 16 – May 9, 2015

Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, California

The cast, crew, directors, and designers of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” thank our patrons, the community, the region, our sponsors and donors, and volunteers for an amazing run. 12 sold-out shows! Join CATS the rest of the year at any of our 2015 Cultural Enrichment Programs listed above.

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