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BrisAsia Festival: Taste of Asia

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Published February 5th 2014
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While celebrations amongst the Asian Cultures are continuing as part of the BrisAsia Festival right up until 31 March, there is one 'TASTY' celebration coming up for food lovers called 'A Taste of Asia' happening on the 21st of February. However, just before I focus on this event I thought I might firstly highlight what is happening 'this weekend' as part of the BrisAsia Festival to give you a chance 'not' to miss out. King George Square becomes the centre of the Chinese Celebrations this weekend.

Saturday 8th & 9th of February - King George Square, Adelaide Street. With lots of celebrations over these two days in the heart of the city, you can find the schedule of events listed below, which start on Saturday night.

Saturday, 8 Feburary 2014
5-6pm: Chinese cultural parade @ Queen Street Mall & King George Square - free event
6-6.30pm: Opening ceremonyand dragon lion dance - free event
12-9pm: King George Square market - free event
7-9pm: live band show - free event Sunday, 9 February 2014
10am-5pm: King George Square market - free event
11-12pm: basic Chinese Tai Chi, QiGong & Kong Fu teaching - free event
12-3pm: Chinese cultural performance - free event
3-5pm: live band show - free event
7.30-9.30pm: Cultures of China, Festival of Spring show @ Brisbane City Hall

Link to the above schedule can be found on the Brisbane City Council Website.

Sunday 9th of Feb: As an alternative event (still part of BrisAsia), and an easy way to spend the afternoon Bands in the Park is a 'World Music Special' showcasing Asian Cultural Musicians playing from 2pm to 4.30pm. Here you can just sit back, chill out and listen to these 'Bands in the Park', Held in Orleigh Park, Westend, this could be a nice way to wind up the weekend by 'chilling out' on the green. Bring all your necessary 'rugs, chairs or things that you like to keep you comfortable.
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Bands in the Park: photo

Sunday 9th of February: Cultures of China - Festival Spring Show (ticketed event) - Brisbane City Hall at 7pm. With Chinese New Year being the most ceremonious and traditional festival in China and overseas Asian Communities. The "Cultural China & Spring Festival" performance at City Hall, represents the celebrations of Chinese New Year with the Brisbane Chinese and local communities. It sounds quite amazing with 30 performers, comingfrom the famous Shanghai Song & Dance Troupe, which was founded in 1979. The Troupe has won several awards and it will be their first visit to Brisbane. Bookings at 37116188 (tickets $45 to $55)

This is set to be a feast for foodies and lovers of Asian culture. You will be inspired with food demonstrations by Treasury Casino & Hotel's Fat Noodle chef Sarah Ghim and celebrity chef Marion Gratsby. You'll get to learn a little about Asian food culture with panel discussion hosted by Nina Stacy. Panel members include Sarah Ghim, Marion Gratsby and Alastair McLeod. Not only will your tastebuds be tempted with teppanyaki, dumplings and steamed treats they can certainly be satisfied with the selection of food options that will be available for purchase.

When: Friday 21 February
Location: Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Brisbane
Time: 4pm to 9pm
This event is presented by Brisbane City Council and is being supported by the Treasury Casino.
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Bowl of Asian Tastes - photo

Link to Taste of Asia here. Information is also available on the Brisbane City Council website.

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Why? It's fun, entertaining and cultural
When: During February
Where: King George Square
Cost: Mostly Free
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