Arts and entertainment

2023 Lantern Festival Gala

Posted by Junliang Fei for Asian Initiatives

Come join us for the Lantern Festival Gala at 4 p.m. on Saturday February 4, 2023, at Chenery Auditorium.  

Aiming to promote reconciliation, peace, and forgiveness, the Lantern Festival marks the first full moon of the new lunar year and the end of the Lunar New Year celebration. Prior to the pandemic, we had hosted Lantern Festival celebrations for a few years at the Epic Center during Art Hop. This year, we are happy to expand this celebration to reach more hearts with support from our diverse community. Our program includes performances from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Community Voice (Crescendo Academy of Music), award winning Peking Opera actress and local dance groups, and many more.  

Tickets are available at Pacific Rim Foods, Zhang Portage Community Senior Center, and 

Ticket price: 

  • General Admission $8
  • Student, Senior, WMU Employee $5

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Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Chenery Auditorium
714 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49007 US
Contact: Jingcai Chen
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