2020 Events


Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy Tuesdays

Chinese Calligraphy Tuesdays

Tuesdays       10:00 am – 11:30 am
Jan 28 – May 5, 2020

The free Chinese Calligraphy Workshops every Tuesday at 10am are extended for May. Please join us as we explore this ancient art form. Learn how to create your own visually stunning piece of Chinese calligraphy while practicing the basic techniques that are the foundation of all Chinese brush art. All are welcome in the CIMason reading room in the East Building room 129.


Chinese Painting

Chinese Painting Wednesdays

Chinese Painting Wednesdays

Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jan 22 – May 6, 2020

Please join our Chinese Painting workshops. This semester we will be exploring a variety of exciting and different themes taught by Bob Bernhards, who has been studying and teaching Chinese Painting for over 20 years. Come and create something new each time. Watch as you develop your own portfolio of Chinese Painting masterpieces. All are welcome to our free workshops.


Chinese Reading Club Fridays

Chinese Reading Club Fridays

Advanced Chinese Reading Club

Alternating Thursdays 2:00 – 3:30pm
Feb – May 2020

Are you interested to read contemporary Chinese short stories and literary works to discuss with others? Then come join our Advanced Chinese Reading Club where you can improve your spoken Chinese in a relaxed atmosphere while discussion contemporary Chinese fiction. Discussions are facilitated by a Chinese literature professor from Beijing Language and Culture University and there are no membership fees or dues required. Contact us for more information.


Friday Morning Tai-Chi Practice

Tai Chi Practice Fridays

Tai Chi Practice Fridays

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan 24 – May 1
, 2020

Join us every Friday morning at the MIX@Fenwick where our teachers will take you through Tai-Chi routines which is sure to refresh and re-energize you after a long week. Bring your friends and colleagues as all are welcome and the event is free.


Hands on Chinese Crafts

Hands on Chinese Crafts Fridays

Hands on Chinese Crafts Fridays

Fridays 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Jan 24 – May 8, 2020

Are you interested to learn more about Chinese culture? Then come to one of our Hands on Chinese Crafts sessions held every week at the Confucius Institute at Mason’s Reading Room from 12:00pm – 1:30pm on Fridays. Seating is limited at this free event so be sure to arrive early.

Make your own Chinese craft to take home while having fun learning about Chinese culture.


Chinese Game Club

Fridays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jan 24 – May 8, 2020

Join us every Friday as we introduce and play a variety of Chinese Games. From Mahjong to Chinese Chess, learn about the interesting games that have enjoyed in China for generations. Make new friends, play old games and enjoy your Friday. Come and Play!


2020 Chinese New Year Family Celebration

Smithsonian Chinese New Year Family Celebration

Smithsonian Chinese New Year Family Celebration

Saturday, 11:30am – 3:00pm
February 1, 2020

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)
F St NW &, 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Come and join us as we enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day. There will be demonstrations of dough figurine craftsmanship, finger painting, hands-on shadow puppet making demonstrations, wood printing of new year pictures, paper cutting and envelope making with the Confucius Institute at George Mason University. There will also be calligraphy demonstrations with the Confucius Institute at George Washington University as well as art scavenger hunt, face painting, coloring sheets, and Year of the Rat crafts

  • 11:30—12:00pm Lion Awakening Ceremony and Dance by Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe (Johns Hopkins University)
  • 12:15—12:55pm Madison Chinese Dance Academy – Traditional Ribbon Dancing and Diabolo Acrobatics
  • 1:10p—1:25pm Magician Performance
  • 1:40p—2:20pm Madison Chinese Dance Academy – Traditional Ribbon Dancing and Diabolo Acrobatics
  • 2:25p—2:40pm Magician Performance
  • 2:45p—3:00pm Lion Closing Ceremony by Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe (Johns Hopkins University)

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