Event Calendar (Dec. 28 – Jan. 10)

Joe Wong Chinese talk show
Saturday, Dec. 29
7 – 9 p.m.
The Concord Players Theater
51 Walden St.
Concord, MA 01742

Joe Wong, Chinese American comedian who has been invited to 2010 Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner, Late Show with David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as many other famous television programs in China, will hold his “Looking forward to 2013” talk show in Concord.
EIP $48 row 1-3 with backstage access
VIP $38 front row seats
General $28
Contact: www.thechineselink.com

The Melody Dance Troupe Performance
Monday, Dec. 31
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Hynes Convention Center Hall C
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
The Melody dance troupe, a semi-professional dance group associated with the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association, was formed by a group of passionate lovers of traditional Chinese dance, music and performance. For the past three years, Melody Dance Troupe has performed in First Night Boston and is favored by the audiences. This year, again as part of the First Night Boston, the troupe are performing traditional Chinese dance at Hynes Convention Center.

Boston’s Family Fireworks Celebration
Monday, Dec. 31
7 p.m.
Boston Common Ballfield
Boston, MA 02108

Presented by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and The Mugar Foundation, a 12-minute New Year’s Eve fireworks display will take place at the Boston Common Ballfield to welcome the year of 2013. This will be the 14th year for Boston’s Family Fireworks Celebration, and the display includes dozens of special effects and a barrage of color.
Contact: www.july4th.org

LogMeIn Midnight Fireworks
Monday, Dec. 31
12 a.m.
Boston Harbor
Boston, MA 02110

A firework display especially created for First Night Boston by Zambelli Fireworks will light up the skies above Boston Harbor at midnight to celebrate the New Year Eve. The display will last for approximately 10 minutes.

Flag-raising for 102th anniversary of the Republic of China
Tuesday, Jan. 1
11 a.m.
90 Lincoln St.
Newton Highland, MA 02461

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston will have a flag-raising celebration for the 102th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.

Youth Symphony Orchestra New Year Concert
Saturday, Jan. 12
7:30 p.m.
Newton North High School Lasker Auditorium
457 Walnut St.
Newton, MA 02460

The Asian Cultural Center and the Greater Boston Asian-American Youth Symphony Orchestra is holding the 2013 New Year Concert at Newton North High School. The junior string orchestra will perform Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3, and the senior symphonic orchestra will perform the Yellow River Piano Concerto. Talented youth musicians are invited to bring fantastic music and blessings for the New Year to the audience.
Tickets: $5
Contact: (617) 225-2888 or www.asiancc.net
Stage play performance
Thursday, Jan. 31
7:30 p.m.
Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St.
South End
Boston, MA 02116

The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is going to be collaborating with Company One to host its 2013 annual meeting as well as the 20th anniversary series. The meeting will be from 6-7 p.m. followed by a stage play performance of Mia Chung’s You for Me for You. A post-performance talkback with the playwright and cast will also be included.
Tickets: $28
Contact: www.atask.org/site/component/content/article/300.html

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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