Event Calendar (Dec. 14 – Dec. 27)

MIT Chinese Choral Society winter concert
Saturday, Dec. 15
7:30 p.m.
Little Theater
48 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

MIT Chinese Choral Society is going to hold a winter concert at the MIT Little Theater, and the theme of the concert will be “when Mozart meets Hsu Chih-Mo.” Yu-Fen Yan, doctorate in choral conducting at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the conductor. Yi-Ying Lin, doctoral student at Boston University will be accompanying the chorus. The concert is free to the public. MIT Chinese Choral Society is now recruiting for the 2013 performances. Anyone interested is welcome to the practice meeting at 8:30 p.m. every Friday at MIT2-190.
Contact: (217) 766-3035 or email cccs-officers@mit.edu.

Yi-Jin Taiji Medical Lecture
Saturday, Dec. 15
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tufts Medical Center (Wolff auditorium)
800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

The American Chinese Medical Exchange Society (ACMES) is organizing a lecture about the theory of Chi-Gong Taiji. The conference will invite Dr. Liu Jing to give a speech on the scientific theory of Chi-gong. Dr. Liu will also show the audience how the movement of Yin-Yang Taiji can help women who have breast cancer improve their health conditions. There will be a question and answer session for audience after the speech. Anyone who wants to learn about the theory of traditional Chinese Taiji is more than welcome to join. Registration is needed.
Contact: Qianji Huang, (617) 776-6820.

Asian American Resource Workshop annual conference
Saturday, Dec. 15
11 a.m
Metropolitan Community Room
38 Oak St., Boston, MA 02111

Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) will hold its annual conference on Dec. 15. After the conference, there will be an open dumpling-making event for the participants. Both the conference and the dumpling-making event are free to the public.
Contact: info@aarw.org

Taiwan Business Council New Year celebration
Saturday, Dec.15
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
341 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Taiwan Business Council in New England is holding a party to celebrate its 16th anniversary as well as the coming new year. There will be a dinner after the celebration.
Contact: Hu Meihui, (617) 278-3955.

Taiwan Sublime photography exhibition
Saturday, Dec.15 – Friday, Jan.4, 2013
Town of East Greenwich, 125 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818
East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Pierce Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818
Archie R. Cole Middle School, 100 Cedar Avenue, East Greenwich, RI 02818

City government of East Greenwich in Rhode Island and Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Boston are going to hold a photography exhibition. The exhibition will take place at three locations in East Greenwich at the same time. Taiwan Sublime displays the photography works of four famous photographers from Taiwan, who are Chen Cixiong, Liu Zhenxiang, Huang Dingsheng and Qi Bolin. There will also be a show performed by a group of Chinese students, beginning at 2 p.m. in Archie R. Cole Middle School on Dec. 15.

IBIS Chamber Music Society
Friday, Dec. 28
7 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The IBIS Chamber Music Society, an ensemble of string quartet, flute, harp and piano, will present a concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Members of the ensemble are from Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information please visit www.jpconcerts.org.

GED training
199 Harrison Street
Boston, MA 02111

Youth Essential Service (YES) is recruiting students for its 2012-2013 general educational development (GED) preparation program. Applicants need to be Boston citizens who are between 16 and 21. Admissions to the program are on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to Asian applicants who need support from Asian bilingual/bicultural support staff.
Contact: William Li, (617) 482-4243.

2000 Nobel Laureate of Literature Gao Xingjian events
Thursday, Jan. 3 – Sunday, Jan. 6
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

2000 Nobel Laureate for Literature Gao Xingjian will be in Boston for the 128th Annual Convention of the Modern Literature Association (MLA). Gao Xingjian will take part in two MLA Convention sessions and also attend the launch of his book, Aesthetics and Creation by Cambria Press. At the MLA Convention, Gao Xingjian will take part in two sessions open to the general public, talking about his work as a playwright, novelist, filmmaker, director, and painter, as well as the creative process involved in these diverse genres. Short clips of Gao Xingjian’s films and plays will be shown during the sessions.
Contact: Xiaoping Song, xsong@norwich.edu

Shear Madness 33rd anniversary
December 2012-January 2013
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1012
Boston, MA 02116

As the longest-running play in the country, Shear Madness will celebrate its 33rd anniversary. The show just announced its holiday schedule from December 2012 to January 2013. The holiday ticket price is $50.
Contact: the ticket box at (617) 426-5225, or www.shearmadness.com.

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Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England

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