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Chinese New Year: A Time To Honor Ancestors -- And Celebrate

Jan 31, 2014
Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA

The Year of the Horse has begun, and in North Texas, it’s a busy weekend for Chinese New Year revelers.

At the Chinese Community Center in Richardson, a dance group is practicing its routine and nearby organizers are prepping for Saturday’s big celebration. Marina Chen is a volunteer with the center. She says Chinese New Year is like Thanksgiving.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

If you envy the infinite power of Chuck Norris or covet the signature moves of Bruce Lee, Tuesday night at the Crow Collection should be calling your name.

North Texas’ premier Asian art museum is actually holding ninja class. Ninja Night at the Crow is equal parts self-defense and philosophy.

When you think of a ninja, most people probably picture a black-clad trained killer. But showing no mercy is the opposite of the ninja way of life, which teaches strength of spirit and character above all else.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

If you envy the infinite power of Chuck Norris or covet the signature moves of Bruce Lee, Tuesday night at the Crow Collection should be calling your name.

That’s right, North Texas’ premiere Asian art museum is actually holding ninja class, and it's equal parts self-defense and philosophy.