Community Values Diversity Celebration: 2009 Video. The international dance segment starts at about halfway through.

First Night Columbia 2009

When? Wednesday, December 31, 2008.
Two performances: 8:45-9:30 and 9:45-10:30
Where? Missouri United Methodist Church Auditorium

"Asian magic will fill the stage with dance, costume, traditional music and martial arts. Children’s folk dancing, the Lion Dance, the Three Minorities Dance, (Mongolian, Dai and Wei) the waistdrum, traditional singing and instruments, the Tai Chi Fan and the Tai Chi Sword will be represented by our beautiful Chinese culture of Columbia."

For more information about First Night Columbia performances, food, and fun, visit

Chinese Food in America! Fascinating YouTube video.

Missouri Chinese: Two Cultures Claim This Chicken (NY Times)

Saturday, September 22, 2007 the Henan Dance and Music Troupe will perform in Columbia. (The Chinese Moon Festival is the 15th of the eighth month in lunar calendar which is September 24 in 2007.)

September 29 and 30, 2007, two Chinese artists will be at the Columbia Festival of Arts. One does painting inside a bottle and the other does the Chinese embroidery. Don’t miss these opportunities to see traditional Chinese arts in Columbia!

Qing Dao Festival Show

One of the stages at the Qing Dao Beer Festival

CFC sent Columbia area artists, the Ironweed Bluegrass Band to perform at the Qingdao Beer Festival in August 2007. Read the press release. Follow the Ironweed in China Blog!

Artists: With the nearby Olympic Games, the 2008 Qingdao festival will have a huge audience. "How do you get to Qingdao? Practice, practice, practice."


Our Photo Album

See also the news stories links for many more videos and reports of cultural events!

May 2006: Chinese TV report of Columbia's visit to Laoshan    May 2006: Photos of Columbia Mayor's Delegation in China
Sep 2006: How to Make Chinese Dumplings (KOMU TV Pepper and Friends)    Sep 2006: Video from Columbia Friends of China Dumpling Festival Fund-Raiser
Aug 2006: AAC Picnic    Feb 2007: CFC Membership Appreciation Day
Apr 2007: Beijing Opera   

Lower-resolution local versions of videos

See the news stories links for many more videos and reports of cultural events!