The Chinese year of the dragon 龙 is starting today and Sønderborg is joining in the celebrations. The reason for this is that Sonderborg recently started a partnership with the Chinese city of Baoding.
The programme for the celebrations in Sonderborg includes:
World-class Chinese jazz big band in Alsion
Monday January 30th at 8pm, free entrance. The Chinese JZ Jazz Big Band is based in Shanghai. To Alsion they will bring soloists Coco Zhao and Jasmine Chen and the Swedish conductor Mats Holmquist.
Chinese food at Peking Restaurant
From tonight (Monday January 23rd) and throughout the week Peking Restaurant in Jernbanegade serves a real Chinese buffet. The menu includes roasted Peking duck, hot tofu with chili and sweet and sour ribs. You can even try to make it yourself at a special table set up where the staff will teach you how to make some of the dishes. There is a 10% off the regular buffet price.
Chinese art in Augustenborg
The art centre Augustiana is showing contemporary Chinese art from Wednesday the 25th to Sunday the 29th, open from noon to 4pm. Entrance is free.
Watch a Calligraphy Expert at work
Sunday January 29th from 1pm to 3pm. at Augustiana Chi Jingyi will be creating Chinese characters.
Film with English subtitles in Sonderborg: Bodyguards and Assassins
Monday 23th at 20.30, price 50DKK
Film with English subtitles in Nordborg: Forever Enthralled
Saturday 23rd at 18.00, price 50DKK. Before the film there will be a talk in Danish about China.