The year of the Fire Rooster kicks off at the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City as the leading lifestyle destination welcomes mall guests with exciting events this January and February to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The festivities began on January 25 with the opening of the 11th Spring Film Festival and the Chinese Painting Exhibit at the Grand Atrium at Level 2 of the Main Wing.
Ongoing till January 31 at the Grand Atrium, Chinese skill and talent take center stage with the Chinese Painting Exhibit by the students of the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Meanwhile, the 11th Spring Film Festival by the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies will be screening at the Shang Cineplex Cinema until January 29. View masterpieces like the drama, A Complicated Story, the action/comedy Horseplay, and China’s 2015 foreign-language Oscar entry Wolf Totem, among others. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Chinese New Year’s day January 28, various activities are set to liven up the mall. At the Streetscape, there will be a Live Mural Painting demonstration by the Saturday Group of Artists at 2 p.m.. At the East Atrium at Mid-Level 2/3 of the East Wing, the Hope Christian High School will perform a concert entitled An Afternoon of Beautiful Chinese Melodies at 3p.m.
At 3 p.m., the Saturday Group of Artists will be holding a free Chinese Lantern Painting Workshop at the Level 4 Hallway of the East Wing (between Muji & Quiksilver). The painted lanterns from the workshop will be displayed at Streetscape.
On January 29 at 1 p.m., mall guests of all ages are welcome to participate in a free Pastel Painting Workshop with Master Fidel Sarmiento, President of the Art Association of the Philippines.
Mall guests who redeem their “Shang’s Gift of 25” raffle coupons at Mid-Level 2/3 of the East Wing from January 30 to February 3 get to pick a lucky ang pao from the money tree.
The celebrations culminate with a festive Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance on February 5 at 2p.m. The performance starts at the East Atrium and will move towards the Grand Atrium.
Learn more about the mall’s fun Spring events by calling (+632) 370-2597/98 or visiting www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage. Follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial, and Twitter: @shangplaza.