Authentic cuisine and dancing will highlight Benedictine University’s seventh annual Festival of Asia, timed to celebrate the imminent Chinese New Year. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Lisle.
The festival includes lunch and performances featuring Benedictine students. Guests can participate in table tennis tournaments, view a cooking contest and shop an Asian-style market for clothing, jewelry and art.
The Ray Chinese School will present a dance performance based on the legend of Mulan.
Events are set in Krasa Student Center at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road. Advance tickets costing $20 are required at www.ben.edu/FOAreg or 630-829-6354.