Best Culture Bet: Chinese New Year Spectacular

January 30 2009, 2:20 PM

On the cusp of the Chinese new year, as the year of the rat succumbs to the year of the ox, the New York-based Chinese performance group Divine Performing Arts stops in Denver. The company's vibrant 40-piece orchestra and dance company put a grandiose spin on ancient legends, re-telling them through classical music, colorful costumes, and the energetic, yet delicate, movements of historical Chinese dance. Fri, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Sat, Jan. 31, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Buell Theatre, 1050 13th St., 303-893-4100 $35-$90