Truong An Gifts & Far East Center’s Lunar New Year Celebration | Through February 6
Ring in the new year at South Federal Boulevard’s Far East Center. The beloved community hub’s 28th annual jubilee kicks off with a street market fair through January 31, featuring all of the fresh fruits, flowers, and red envelopes you need to celebrate right. Round out the good fortune with a two-day lineup of festivities starting February 5, including ice carving, fashion shows, lion dances, karate showcases, and special performances from groups like JA-NE Cultural Mixtape, which blends traditional Taiko Drumming with hip-hop emcees and choreography. Various times; 333 S. Federal Blvd.; free

Chinese New Year Film Festival | January 28–31
Celebrate from the comfort of your home with this weekend-long lineup of virtual films, including documentaries, dramas, and more chronicling Chinese history, culture, art, and personal stories of the New Year. If you’re interested in venturing out, don’t miss the in-person finale Monday night: a screening of the award-winning doc Beethoven in Beijing at the historic Kimball’s Peak Three Theater in Colorado Springs. Various times; Festival passes for access to all online screenings starting at $35, tickets to the January 31 showing of Beethoven in Beijing starting at $10 (discounted price with pass available); ticket prices for individual films vary

Joyous Chinese Cultural School’s Chinese New Year Celebration | January 28
Relish in the arrival of the new moon as students from the heritage-focused school showcase traditional Chinese dance and music performances, including an inaugural production from the JCCS Lion Dance Club and a can’t-miss guest appearance from Guinness World Record–holding acrobat, Lina Liu. Join the live audience and pre-celebration at Waterstone Community Church for crafts, food, raffles, and more—or catch the action virtually. 6–8:45 p.m.; 5890 S. Alkire St., Littleton; starting at $15 for adults (18 and up), $8 for children (ages 4 and up); $15 per family for virtual streaming

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: The 2022 Lunar New Year of the Water Tiger | February 12
The renowned traveling troupe embodies the brave and confident spirit of the tiger in their dynamic annual dance production featuring mesmerizing firecrackers, intricate costumes, acrobatics, and more. Combining traditional and modern Chinese art through lion and dragon dances, folk dance, and contemporary movement, the vignettes converge to tell a captivating story honoring Asian American heritage. 8 p.m.; Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree; tickets starting at $35

Nathan Yip Foundation Chinese New Year Party | February 12
Welcome the Year of the Tiger in style at this extravagant, jungle-themed bash featuring a family-style banquet feast, casino games, and more. Join the customary Good Luck Salad Toss to channel forthcoming prosperity, peruse the night market after the ceremonial lion dance, and dance into the night with live music from local band SolOverLuna. Proceeds going toward the Greenwood Village–based nonprofit’s efforts to support rural schools in Colorado, China, and other global communities. 5 p.m.; Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton St.; Tickets starting at $150

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Madi Skahill
Madi Skahill
Madi Skahill is 5280’s former associate digital editor.