Count down to the start of the Year of the Snake with snake handlers, lion dancers, and martial arts demos celebrating Chinese New Year. Be charmed by live snakes and their handlers throughout the building, and see how many of the Academy’s 18 snake species you can find on display. Learn how to lion dance during a demonstration and lion dancing workshop, hear about northern martial arts styles from members of the Jing Mo Athletic Association, and stop by the Chinese Historical Society of America’s craft station. Then enjoy a series of Chinese New Year performances featuring martial arts, lion dancers, music and more. Plus, who doesn’t love a giant version of the classic video game Snake? Music by DJ Omar (Popscene SF).
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NightLife takes place Thursday nights (6-10pm) at the California Academy of Sciences. Music, Creatures and Cocktails. 21+
Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM