San Francisco Huaxing Arts Group brings back annual Lunar New Year Gala

Amogh Belgal, Staff Writer

On January 27, 2023, the San Francisco Huaxing Arts Group hosted the 5th East Bay Lunar New Year Gala. Friends and family came together to celebrate the lunar new year and the year of the rabbit. The event included several performances by local art groups such as Zitheras Academy, Kung Fu Dragon USA, and Xiaopei Chinese Dance. The event was a culmination of various different art groups showcasing their skills and talents.  

Performances consisted of choreographed martial arts, modeling and fashion, choir and vocal groups, and traditional Chinese instruments. After three years of canceling the gala due to the pandemic, the show organizers were delighted to bring back the artful performances. Performers of all ages showed off the results of hours of hard work.


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  • The 2023 East Bay Lunar New Year Gala was hosted by the San Francisco Huaxing Arts Group and featured special guests including Pleasanton’s Vice Mayor, Jack Balch.

  • Performers of all ages from Xiaopei Chinese Dance showed off a variety of dances to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

  • Kung Fu Dragon USA, a martial arts program founded by Master Yu Zhenlong had many acrobatic performances throughout the show.

  • Sophie’s Vocal Academy amazed the crowd with traditional Chinese choir as well as American pop songs.

  • The gala not only included traditional Chinese instrumental performances like the zither, but also had performances by local bands.