[year of the lion]

Topic: Around Town

Another way to celebrate the Chinese New Year this weekend: the 2006 CUCSSA Chinese New Year Party, starting at 6 p.m. this Sunday in Lerner Hall on the Columbia University campus, organized by the Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

I learned about the event from one of my colleagues here at the Korean Mission — an avid student of Chinese — who told me that the 2005 bash was fantastic. Festivities include a dinner, which she said was excellent, and performances that range from the traditional to the zany.

Word to the wise: buy tickets in advance if you plan to attend.