In Chinese culture, music is seen as an expression of the perfect harmony between the Earth, human beings, and the heavens above. At the 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, you will get to experience the connection between music and the moon, whose eternal nature inspired Chinese artistic tradition. Come along with your friends, family, and loved ones to sample mooncakes, release wishing lanterns, and enjoy the various musical activities and performances celebrating the second largest festival in the Chinese calendar.
Taste the six types of Chinese tea, enjoy mooncakes and music, and make your own lantern! This year’s celebration will also feature a tea poetry contest and the opening of Lam Wong’s year-long artist residency at the Garden.
Tea & Art | 5:30-6:30pm
Celebrate the opening of the Chaji / 茶寂 exhibit, a six-month art exhibition showcasing the diverse genre of artwork of five curated artists together with Lam Wong, the Garden’s new Artist in Residence.
Tea Poetry Contest | 5:00–9:00pm
Let the moon inspire you as it did ancient scholars, while you savour fragrant tea in the garden. Compose your masterpiece under the moonlight for a chance to win a limited edition (93/100) Gongfu tea set designed by artist Lam Wong.
Gongfu Tea Tasting | Every 20 minutes starting at 5:10pm
Enjoy a cup of tea served in the traditional Chinese way, and learn about the art of tea tasting from a tea artist. Bring your own cup, or purchase a special Chinese Garden teacup.
Guzheng Performance and Interactive Session | 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm
Join musician Joyce Tan at the top of the hour for a live performance of guzheng, the Chinese zither. Learn how the instrument works following each 20-minute performance.
Mooncake Demo | 7:00-7:45pm, 8:00-8:45pm
Learn how to make mooncakes, the traditional Chinese pastry for this festive day.
Hanfu and Lantern Photo Stations | 5:00–9:00pm
Get into Instagram mode with our giant moon lantern! Try on the traditional outfits of the Han Chinese people and have your photo taken with the Hanfu Club. Meet Chang’e, the Chinese goddess of the Moon, on her wanders through the garden.
Lantern Making | 5:00–9:00pm
Purchase and make a festive lantern to take home!
Who is it for?
All ages – Family
Tickets :Admission by suggested donation of $5.
How to get tickets?
At the door
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Friday, September 13, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue & Address :
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2 Canada