CULTURAL EVENTS AT THAT’S MANDARIN
Try your hands at various Chinese arts & crafts and meet your fellow students for an evening of fun!
Today is the 20 of the 24 of the solar terms, also called Xiǎoxuě/小雪 which means little snow, isn't it cute? It's the time where the temperature fell sharply after the light snow and the weather becomes more dry, take a moment to enjoy eating cíbā, pickles and drink some soup. During this Light snow solar term, some of the peasant began to make sausages, bacon, and save extra meat reserves in a traditional method in order to enjoy the food during…Find out more »
Traditional Chinese Painting is a form of traditional Chinese drawing using Chinese brush, ink and paper. Themes for typical Chinese paintings can be people, landscape, flowers and birds. Would you like to know more about Chinese painters and traditional Chinese paintings? Join us at That’s Mandarin on November 23th, 7-9pm for a traditional Chinese paintings session. Register Deadline 4 pm, 21 November Sign UpFind out more »
Dàxuě/大雪, which means heavy snow is the good time to take a tonic. It will improve your body's immune function, promote metabolism, and prevent the cold. In this season, we have a lot of oranges, dates and grapefruit. Enjoy eating some in prevention of a bad rhinitis or cough. After the season, Chinese people often like eating lamb because it can promote their blood circulation, and strengthen the ability to keep out the cold. In this freezing weather, what's better…Find out more »
Laba congee is eaten on Laba Festival to celebrate harvest. This tradition has been handed down from generation to generation. Laba congee is also called “Da Jia Meal” in commemoration of the national hero Yue Fei. Laba congee is also good for health, especially for the elderly and children. Would you like to know more about Laba congee? Would you like to know what ingredients are needed to prepare Laba congee? Join us at That’s Mandarin on December 7th, 7-9pm…Find out more »
Calligraphy is a traditional Chinese art; it reflects the history of the development of Chinese characters. Calligraphy can often be seen on art exhibitions and couplets written during the Spring Festival holiday. Chinese people write couplets and “Fu” (“Fu” means happiness in Chinese) during the Spring Festival holiday to express their longing for a better new year. Join us at That’s Mandarin on Dec 21st, 7-9pm to bring “Fu” home! Register Deadline 4 pm, 20 December Sign UpFind out more »