Bok Kai Arts Festival

Come for the Dragon. Stay for the Music, Dance, Art and Food!

All Yuba Sutter Arts listed events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Events will be held at the Burrows Center for the Arts, 624 E Street, the heart of the Marysville Arts District. Call 530-742-ARTS for details.

“Bok Kai Daydream” Mural by Ronald E. Slater.

Saturday, March 21

Time Event Location
11am – 1pm Bok Kai Parade Downtown Marysville
2pm – 3pm Shen Yun Dancers Performance
Shen Yun Performing Arts, is an entertainment company based in New York. It performs classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dance, and story-based dance.
Yuba Sutter Arts Theater
3pm – 5pm Presentations by various Chinese Performance Ensembles
Dance: “Happy Days” by the Aihua Dance Studio
Director: Aihua Lao
Female Solo: “A Rose For You”
Performer: Bing SunFemale Solo: “Songs of Festival”
Performer: Qiqi Li
Dance: “Green Mountain” by the Aihua Dance Studio
Director: Aihua LaoDance: “Mu Lan” by the Yaling Dance Studio
Director: Yaling Wei
Dance: “Spirit of Eagles” by Flow Crew
Director: Wei ZhangDance: “Bamboo Dance” by Flow Crew
Director: Wei Zhang
Dance: “Tong Flowers” by SAFA
Director: Mimi Lai
Yuba Sutter Arts Theater
5pm – 6pm Performance by Jumping Buddha, Classical Chinese Music Ensemble
The Jumping Buddha Ensemble was formed in 1997 by a group of outstanding professional musicians specializing in the traditional music of China. The Ensemble offers Chinese music demonstrations, from traditional to contemporary composition; from ensemble to instrumental solo, and uses Chinese traditional music instruments to perform adapted Western music.
Yuba Sutter Arts Theater

Sunday, March 22

Time Event Location
10am – 1pm Chinese Temple in Oroville
Optional off-site outing.
On your own. Maps available.
11am – 12pm Bok Kai Mural
Viewing of submissions for the new Bok Kai mural in Marysville and unveiling of the winner. Meet the Artist, Ronald Slater.
Yuba Sutter Art Gallery and Theatre
11am – 1pm Dim Sum Brunch
Catered by Rice Bowl Restaurant in Sacramento ($20 per person. Limited to the first 30 registered and paid guests.
Yuba Sutter Art Gallery and Theatre
11am – 1pm A Brief History of Chinese Art
Presentation. Also, a screening of Huell Howser’s “California’s Gold” TV program featuring the Bok Kai Parade and the gold fields.
Yuba Sutter Art Gallery and Theatre
1:30 – 2pm Tai Chi Demonstration and Lecture Yuba Sutter Art Theatre and Courtyard
2pm – 4pm Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain
World Premiere screening of the film plus a second feature about the Chinese’ involvement in the building of the railroads. Documentary about the Chinese experience working in the gold mines including historic footage of Marysville by filmmaker Bill George will be shown during the Bok Kai festival in Marysville prior to its screening on KVIE, Sacramento Channel 6, in April.
Yuba Sutter Art Theatre
4pm Bomb Day Celebration Downtown Marysville, 1st & C Streets


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