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Confucius Day at the Magic House

Saturday, September 27

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Webster University Confucius Institute will host an event in partnership with the Magic House, as part of the worldwide celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Confucius Institute. The celebration at The Magic House will be one of four hundred celebrations taking place around the world. This festive event celebrating China’s great teacher will feature special performances of the traditional Chinese Lion Dance as well as demonstrations of other popular Chinese art forms in the Museum’s Play Garden. Children are also invited to create their own magnificent lion headdress, sculpt a panda out of play dough and participate in a variety of Chinese crafts, including lantern-making and calligraphy. All activities are free with Museum admission.


Jilin Art School

Saturday, September 27

8:00 p.m.

Jilin Art School Dancers is a classical Chinese folk dance troupe and school that teaches and performs the traditional folk dance styles of China with the goal of promoting a better understanding of the Chinese culture.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the University of Missouri-St. Louis Touhill Performing Arts Center website.


Chinese Artistic Performance

Sunday, September 28

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us at Webster's Community Music School for an authentic celebration featuring Beijing opera, singing, dancing, traditional Chinese instruments and Chinese ensemble, performed by an artistic group from Beijing Normal University.


Traditional Chinese Art Exhibit: Tracing the Influence of Confucianism through Contemporary Artists

Wednesday, October 1 - Friday, October 24

Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming art exhibit!