Asian Lantern Festival Entertainment Schedule

 

The Asian Lantern Festival is back and ready to dazzle Tucson with hundreds of colorful, colossal lanterns — but did you know there’s more to the festival than the lights? Each night in the Zoo’s Event Garden, performers will light up the stage with incredible acrobatics, a thrilling lion dance, and rhythmic drum performances PLUS will feature delicious Asian-inspired food, thematic crafts, and a fun tiger conservation project.

Each night of the festival, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc. (who partnered with your Zoo to make this event a reality!) will perform a selection of their incredible dances. On any given night you might catch a Face Change (As an ancient Chinese dramatic art, where performers wear vivid masks and transform their face in an instant with just the swipe of a fan, a movement of the head, or a wave of the hand), Rolla Bolla (a balancing act where a performer stands on a precarious platform while performing other feats such as skipping or juggling), or even Hoop Diving (an acrobatic display where performers jump, dive and tumble through hoops on the ground with dynamic speed and rhythm).

You won’t want to miss the fun at the Asian Lantern Festival! Get your tickets today!

 

Entertainment Schedule:

 

Thursday, February 13 – Opening Night!

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Makiwara Archery demonstration by Arizona KYUDO

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Make Your Own Lantern craft, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy, Tiger Conservation activity

 

Friday, February 14

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Lion Dance performance by the Chinese Cultural Center

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Make Your Own Lantern craft, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy, Tiger Conservation activity

 

Saturday, February 15

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Drum performance by Odaiko Sonora

7:50 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Make Your Own Lantern craft, Tiger Conservation activity

 

Sunday, February 16

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Tea Ceremony by Kimon Wellness

7:50 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Make Your Own Lantern craft,  Tiger Conservation activity, Portable Planetarium

 

Thursday, February 20

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Pig Masks & Ears craft, Tiger Conservation activity

 

Friday, February 21

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Bamboo Sword Demo by Tucson Kendo Kai

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Pig Masks & Ears craft, Tiger Conservation activity, Portable Planetarium

 

Saturday, February 22

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Three Dances by Chinese Dance Group

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Pig Masks & Ears craft, Tiger Conservation activity, Portable Planetarium

 

Sunday, February 23 

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Performance by Jiu’er Chinese Dance

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Pig Masks & Ears craft, Tiger Conservation activity

 

Thursday, February 27

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities:  Paper Bag Puppets craft, Tiger Conservation activity

 

Friday, February 28

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Paper Bag Puppets craft, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy, Tiger Conservation activity, Portable Planetarium

 

Saturday, February 29

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Makiwara Archery Demonstration by Arizona KYUDO

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Paper Bag Puppets craft, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy, Tiger Conservation activity

 

Sunday, March 1

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Tea Ceremony by Kimon Wellness

7:50 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Paper Bag Puppets craft,  Tiger Conservation activity, Portable Planetarium

 

Thursday, March 5

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Chinese Music & Folk Songs

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Triangle Rat craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Friday, March 6

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Triangle Rat craft,  Tiger Conservation activity, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy

 

Saturday, March 7

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Vocal, music, and calligraphy by UA Global

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Triangle Rat craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Sunday, March 8

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Triangle Rat craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Monday, March 9

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Dragon Paper Chain craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Tuesday, March 10

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities:  Dragon Paper Chain craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Wednesday, March 11

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Dragon Paper Chain craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Thursday, March 12

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities:  Dragon Paper Chain craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Friday, March 13

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Drum Performance by Odaiko Sonora

7:50 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Dragon Paper Chain craft,  Tiger Conservation activity, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy

 

 

Saturday, March 14

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Lion Dance by the Chinese Cultural Center

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Dragon Paper Chain craft,  Tiger Conservation activity, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy

 

Sunday, March 15

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Bamboo Sword Demonstration by Tucson Kendo Kai

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Lemur Chopsticks craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Monday, March 16 

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Lemur Chopsticks craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Tuesday, March 17

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Lemur Chopsticks craft,  Tiger Conservation activity,

 

Wednesday, March 18

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Lemur Chopsticks craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Thursday, March 19

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Makiwara Archery demonstration by Arizona KYUDO

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Lemur Chopsticks craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Friday, March 20

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Lion Dance by the Chinese Cultural Center

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Lemur Chopstick craft,  Tiger Conservation activity, Soulful Sumi Calligraphy, Portable Planetarium

 

Saturday, March 21

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Vocal, music, and calligraphy by UA Global

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Lemur Chopstick craft,  Tiger Conservation activity, Portable Planetarium

 

Sunday, March 22

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Indian Dance Performance

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Fan craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Monday, March 23

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Fan craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Tuesday, March 24 

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Fan craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Wednesday, March 25

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Fan craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Thursday, March 26

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Fan craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Friday, March 27

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Vocal, music, and calligraphy by UA Global

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Fan craft,  Tiger Conservation activity

 

Saturday, March 28

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7 p.m: Lion Dance performance by the Chinese Cultural Center

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Fan craft, Tiger Conservation activity, Portable Planetarium

 

Sunday, March 29

Performances:

6:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

7:30 p.m: Tianyu Stage Performances

Other Activities: Glitter tattoos, Fan craft,  Tiger Conservation activity