Honour Buscemi, right, 18, and Jeremy Lai, 10, prepare to perform with the rest of the Lion Dance Team during the Tucson Chinese Association's 2013 Dragonboat Festival on Saturday at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. Kids squared off with balloon-propulsion dragon boat …
Onlookers playfully shield themselves from the Lion Dance Team during the Tucson Chinese Association's 2013 Dragonboat Festival.
Pierson Chan focuses before he performs with the rest of the Lion Dance Team. The next event is a Fourth of July celebration with food, games and a raffle.
Ethan Knoepfle, 9, celebrates after his balloon-propelled dragon boat won the championship match during the 2013 Dragonboat Festival.
Darryl Wang, right, chef and manager at Lotus Garden restaurant, leads a demonstration on healthy cooking during Healthy Eating and Living Asian Style at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. The event is in honor of World Tai Chi and National Asian Heritage Month. There we…
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy provided free health screenings for attendees at the April 20 event.
A Chinese lion was on display at the Healthy Eating and Living Asian Style event at the cultural center.
Dongxiao Zhang, left, of the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, helps Amy Wang, center, and Linda Wu during a class on Chinese instruments.
Jeremy Lai, 10, gets into his role as a lion. The festival was held at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center at 1288 W. River Road and included activities such as folk dancing, kids games and martial arts. Cuisine from five areas of China also was available.
Members of Tucson Sino Dance perform at the festival. The dancers, from left, are Tao Luo, Ellen Zhu, Ying Zhang, Yue Cong, Tina Zhang and Lizhen Pang.
The Tucson Chinese Lion Dance Group works its way through the crowd during the Taste of China Festival. The festival marked the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake, a symbol of bounty and good luck.
Guzheng teacher Dong Xiao Zhang, behind, performs a duet with student Michelle Zhang 7, (no relation).
Yue Cong of Tucson Sino Dance performed during the Taste of China Festival at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center on Feb. 9.
Taste of China Festival organizers expect more than 2,000 people to sample food, play games, and watch demonstrations, and performances to welcome the Year of the Snake.
Organizers were serious when they named Saturday's celebration the Taste of China Festival. There will be food demonstrations from various regions of the giant nation. And of course, plenty to eat.