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Lunar New Year closing event: Great Foodini, downtown restaurants and orchestral performance combine for a night of cultural entertainment

Lunar New Year logoTickets are now on sale for the Feb. 21 closing event of Howell’s 2015 Lunar New Year Festival, an Asian inspired feast catered by local favorites Chinese Delight, Golden House and Thai Café. Tickets are $20 per person and include a full evening of fun and entertainment in the historic Howell Opera House.

The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m.on Saturday, Feb. 21, with the Great Foodini, Renee Chodkowski demonstrating her signature cooking style with her homemade Asian soup and tips for making great stir fry dishes at home. Dinner follows at 5:30 featuring the best from our local Asian restaurants: Chinese Delight, Golden House and the Thai Café. The evening wraps up with a performance by The Silk Road Chinese Orchestra, the first Chinese orchestra made up entirely of students from Michigan State University (MSU).

“This is going to be an extremely popular event,” said Richard Lim, originator of the idea for a Lunar Year Festival in downtown Howell. “We expect tickets to sell out quickly, so don’t delay.”

Tickets are available via the Howell Main Street DDA website at www.downtownhowell.org/lunar-new-year-dragon-run by clicking on the Purchase your tickets online today link, or click here.

Celebrating the Year of the Ram, this is the second Lunar New Year Festival coordinated by the Howell Main Street DDA in conjunction with Richard Lim Photography and the Howell Carnegie Library. The 2015 Lunar New Year Festivities are generously sponsored by Citizens Insurance, Howell Opera House, MSU Asian Studies, Ann Arbor SPARK, Jonna’s Market, Dr Daniel’s Family Orthodontics, Beauchamp Water Supply, Amerispec Home Inspections, Ohana Karate, Blue Frog Books, Mitch Fleming Photography, Hell Creek Forge, J.J. Jinkleheimer, and The Ceramic Studio.

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