Culture / Entertainment Your Guide to Chinese New Year — Red Envelopes, Great Events and The Year of the Pig How to Celebrate With Style in Dallas BY Billy Fong // Author: Billy Fong. Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will kick off the Year of the Pig with two traditional Chinese fan dances above the waterfall on February 5th at p.m. and p.m. This is one festivity you don't want to miss. During and after the fan dance, more than red envelopes will be handed out to guests. The concert ended with ovations and everyone cheering in the year of the dog and chanting. “Xīnnián kuàilè”, which is happy New Year in Chinese. For those that missed out on this grand event, well there is always next year, as this is one celebration that should be on everyone’s calendar and is in great hands with the SF Symphony.
The SF Symphony has southeastern asian rainforests weighed in each year on this great Chinese tradition with an annual concert and Chinese New Year celebration and Imperial dinner. Many patrons red envelope grand asian concert dressed for the occasion in cultural Asian outfits and headdresses that made for a lot of great people watching and photo opportunities. The concert started at 3pm and began with a beautiful dragon dancing ceremony that got the crowd cheering and ready for the epic music ahead. Prior to the first number, the symphony, organizers and all participants paid tribute to the honorable Edwin Mah Lee, the 43rd mayor of the city and county of San Francisco. Then the music started with the exciting and energetic conductor Xian Zhang, making her San Francisco Symphony debut and celebrated Internationally for her musical gifts and praises in conducting many famous operas and symphonies worldwide. It was a day to behold and to celebrate and even included crowd participation towards the closing number as Xian Zhang jokingly instructed red envelope grand asian concert to sing along in cue and in perfect rhythm and to not mess up. The concert ended with ovations and everyone cheering in the year of the dog and chanting.