Late Nights at the DMA

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Get ready for a ruff year. Feb. 16 is the first day of the lunar calendar, and according to Chinese tradition, it’s the Year of the Dog. The Dallas Museum of Art will mark the holiday with an evening that combines some Fido fun, including a tour of dog-related art in the museum’s collection, and Chinese arts and activities, including lion dances, kung fu demonstrations and live music. Fetch a ticket to see “Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins” for $10 more.

Late Nights at the DMA is a monthly festivity featuring performances, concerts, film screenings, tours, family activities and more. At this month’s Chinese New Year-themed event, say farewell to the year of the rooster and kick off the year of the dog. Receive a fortune based on your Chinese zodiac animal and design a button to showcase your creature counterpart (7 p.m.). Expert calligrapher Carle Shi will lead workshops in the art of calligraphy (7:30 p.m.), while Chinese martial arts pros perform demos featuring lion dances, tai chi, kung fu and weapon techniques (8 p.m.). Stick around to hear a musician trio from the Dallas Huayun Chinese Orchestra, performing on the guzheng, yangqin and erhu (9:30 and 11 p.m.).

Feb. 16 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

$10, $5 for students with valid ID.

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