The lion’s still dancing (Feb. 12)

February 11, 2008

For those who missed out on last week’s performances by the Shaolin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe, here’s good news. There’s another chance to catch it at a local library, this time at the Julia Davis branch of the St. Louis Public Library (4415 Natural Bridge Ave.) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Looking ahead on its calendar, the troupe will also be out and about at the end of the Spring Festival (as the Chinese New Year is known) on Feb. 21, and it’ll be doing its regular gig at the Olive Farmer’s Market in University City at 1 p.m. on the Saturday after that, Feb. 24.

The Olive Farmer’s Market is an Asian grocery, but it’s unlike any other supermarket in the area, particularly when it comes to fish and seafood. I don’t think I can describe it better than the Riverfront Times did in the 2007 “Best Of” write-up — it’s definitely a good place to introduce kids to the exotic foods of another culture, especially if they (like mine) have been learning about China during this festive season. Frustratingly, although he enjoys looking around, the only exotic food from Asia M. will try is gum … but at least he’s getting exposed to new tastes, right?

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One Response to “The lion’s still dancing (Feb. 12)”

  1. Mutha Mae Says:

    Thanks for posting this. We’ll be there!

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