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Westfield San Francisco Centre partners for Chinese New Year celebration


San Francisco -- Westfield San Francisco Centre is partnering with the Asian Art Museum, Bloomingdale’s and M.Y. China to celebrate the Chinese New Year with music and dance performances, storytelling, live cooking demonstrations, zodiac readings and more – all launching in January.

An Asian Art Museum pop-up store offers handcrafted jewelry and artwork, colorful textiles and gifts as part of the celebration, and will exhibit 120 rare objects from the tomb of China’s First Emperor (259–210 BCE), as part of the museum’s special exhibition, China's Terracotta Warriors, The First Emperor’s Legacy, Jan. 23 to Feb. 19, 2013.

Also on display during the program period are the animals of the Chinese zodiac used to mark the Chinese New Year. On Saturdays, the display area also will host storytelling and art activities for guests of all ages.

And Bloomingdale’s will feature its “Year of the Snake” limited-edition pop-up launch, including celebrations of Chinese culture such as traditional lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, calligraphy illustrations, musical performances and zodiac readings.

Recently opened M.Y. China marks the San Francisco debut of celebrity chef and James Beard Award Winner Martin Yan, and will offer two special menus for Chinese New Year from Feb. 1 – Feb. 26.

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