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LIHU‘E — Seating is going fast for the Kaua‘i Museum’s monthly Pa‘ina on Feb. 1.
Coming on the heels of a successful, sold-out January Pa‘ina, museum director Jane Gray said they have a good number of reservations, but there are still seats available for the program in the newly-renovated courtyard at Kaua‘i Museum.
“Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering is creating a menu to celebrate Chinese New Year, and people wanting to enjoy this as well as Hawaiian entertainment need to book their seats quickly,” Gray said.
Reservations are available at $15 per person and may be made by calling 245-6931 or online at www.kauaimuseum.org.
The Pa‘ina launches a weekend celebrating the Year of the Snake in honor of Chinese New Year, which starts on Feb. 10 and runs through Jan. 30, 2014.
Ahead of the Pa‘ina, which starts at 11:30 a.m., visitors may gather for a free walking tour of Kaua‘i’s historic County Building starting at 10 a.m.
The walking tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of the state’s oldest operating County Building and sets the stage for the Pa‘ina.
Following the Friday festivities, the public is welcome to the Kaua‘i Museum’s ‘Ohana Day Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where the Chinese New Year will be celebrated with tribute to Chinese cultural traditions.
Some of the activities will include Chinese fortune telling, tai chi and martial arts demonstrations, a narcissus plant sale, mahjong games as well as feeding the lion.
“We don’t have anyone who can do the Chinese lion dance, but people can still get good fortune by ‘feeding’ the lion,” said Chris Faye, the Kaua‘i Museum curator.
The lion is part of the Kaua‘i’s newest exhibit showcasing the Chinese cultural contributions to Hawai‘i, including the Chinese lion dance costume, artifacts, artwork and a history detailing the Chinese contribution to rice farming.
The exhibit opens this week and runs through March 12.
Visit online at www.kauaimuseum.org or call 245-6931 for more information or to reserve a seat for the Pa‘ina.
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