Things To Do

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Sunday, May 1, 2016 through Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May is national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting performances from local cultural organizations and dance troupes.

Performances will include groups representing the cultures of India, Nepal, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hawaii/Pacific Islands and more.

Chinese Paper Cutting Activity

Friday, May 27, 2016

Join this hands-on paper cutting activity and explore new ways to learn Mandarin. Great for all ages and language levels.

Cultural Performance

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with cultural performances every Saturday and Sunday in May.

The World of Silk

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Learn about the process of cultivating silk and the many varieties of silk used.

Peony Display

Saturday, May 28, 2016

View a stunning display of peonies, a beautiful and culturally significant flower in China.

Artist Demonstration with Gavin McClure

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Join artist Gavin McClure for a fun hands-on demonstration.

Cultural Performance

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with cultural performances every Saturday and Sunday in May.

Peony Display

Sunday, May 29, 2016

View a stunning display of peonies, a beautiful and culturally significant flower in China.

Peony Display

Monday, May 30, 2016

View a stunning display of peonies, a beautiful and culturally significant flower in China.

Learn How to Play Mahjong

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Learn how to play mahjong with a group of experienced players.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Yang Style Tai Chi

Join an instructor-led Tai Chi class every Thursday morning.

11:00 am - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

11:00 am - Chinese Folk Art Demonstration

Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.

12:00 pm - Classical Chinese Medicine Series with NCNM

Join presenters from the National College of Natural Medicine for a 8 week lecture series every Thursday at noon in April and May.

12:00 pm - Calligraphy in the Teahouse

Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea.

1:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

2:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

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Cuisines of Asia

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Learn the history, art and stories behind some of Asia’s most famous foods with talks and tastes from more than a dozen local Asian restaurants throughout the month.

With talks and tastes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in June, prepare your taste buds for a tour of Asian culinary delights. Talk topics include the history and art of dumplings, dim sum, Lanzhou-style noodle pulling, khao man gai, and more.


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Suzhou Summer: Art & Music

Friday, July 1, 2016

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer: Art & Music in July and August.

Visitors to Lan Su will enjoy a series of demonstrations and activities in the traditional arts of calligraphy, brush painting, seal carving and music.


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Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner at Lan Su Chinese Garden

Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lan Su hosts its premier fundraising event, Under the Moonlight, September 10, 2016. Guests at the event are treated to an intimate, lantern-lit dining experience in the emerald splendor of the garden at dusk.


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