Get involved. Every month, UR is host to numerous events that help students to remain active in the campus community and promote cultural awareness. Whether it is Wilson Commons Wednesday or an SA-funded affair, there is always something for everyone.

Every year the Chinese Students Association plans a variety of events in order to give students a glimpse into Chinese culture. One series of events is its Awareness Week, which began on Monday.

If you missed some of the activities this week, such as Game Nite or the popular Chinese movie, “Yesterday Once More,” it is not too late because this Saturday, CSA is holding its annual China Nite.

As it happens, this year China Nite is being held the day before the Chinese New Year.

The night will consist of a dinner catered by an off-campus restaurant, as well as stunning displays of traditional and modern dances, music, comedy, culture and fun.

The dinner features authentic Chinese food from Shanghai Restaurant and it is all you can eat! The menu will feature beef with mixed vegetables, kung pao chicken, Mandarin-style sweet and sour chicken, vegetable lo mein, Marpar tofu, fried and white rice.

The meal will be served in Douglass Dining Center from 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m., in time for the show. You can pick up your tickets for this delicious cuisine at the Common Market for $8.

The performance will begin in Strong Auditorium at 8 p.m. and will include traditional dances such as umbrella dance, handkerchief dance and fan dance, as well as more modern dances.

In addition to the dances, there will also be a fashion show, vocal performances and, in honor of the year of the dog, a story of dogs in love.

Tickets for the show are $5 for UR undergraduate students, $6 for the UR community and $7 for the public.

Tickets for both the dinner and the show can be purchased in advance with cash or Flex at the Common Market or at the door in cash only.

The Chinese Students Association and China Nite offer a means of enlightening others on the various aspects of Chinese culture.

So take a Wok on the wild side and check out CSA’s China Nite and remember to keep an eye out for other CSA events in 2006.

DeRose can be reached at lderose@campustimes.org.



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