“Upcoming Events at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Classical Garden”

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Classical Garden

June 18, 2016

Penjing Workshop & Plant Sale

Penjing Workshop & Plant Sale

Registration for our upcoming Summer Penjing Workshop is open!

Join Master Pin Lee and penjing enthusiasts of all levels in a workshop about pruning techniques, summer care, repotting for evergreens, and more.

The workshop will take place during National Garden Days along with a sale featuring a great selection of plants, many of which are perfect for training as penjing and bonsai.

June 17 – 19, 2016
Eight Treasures Shop | Included with Garden Admission

Summer WORKSHOP: Pruning & Potting
Saturday June 18, 2016  | 2pm-4pm
$18 General | $5 Garden Member 

604-662-3207 ext. 205

Bring your own plants and pots, or purchase some at the workshop.
Soil and tools provided.


Start: June 18, 2016 10:00 am
End: August 19, 2016 5:00 pm

June 25, 2016

PASSION, PRIDE & MEMORY: an evening of Chinese drama and dance

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in partnership with Vancouver Chinese Canadian Society of Song and Dance presents:

PASSION, PRIDE & MEMORY: an evening of Chinese drama and dance


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time: Doors open at 7pm | Performance 7:30pm – 9:30pm (15 minute intermission)
Tickets: Adult $15; Garden Members $12; Couples $25; Seniors/Students $12 (tax included)

NOTE: Audience can take photos with performers in the Chinese Opera costumes after the show.

What to expect?

An evening of high artistry expressing love, passion, longing, pride and sorrow through song and dance. From traditional Buddhist melodies to the well-known song of “The Drunken Concubine,” and Chinese theatre and martial arts to the intricate dance of ethnic minorities such as the Dai and Uyghur people, there will be a medley of Beijing and Yue Opera segments and a colourful mix of dance performances.
This evening of Chinese drama and dance is brought to the Garden by the highly energetic and multi-talented Canada China Society of Song and Dance Seniors Group, celebrating its first anniversary of performing around the Lower Mainland. The Group is led by Mr. Dong Fang, the group’s singing teacher, Ms. Tingting Xu, the instructor of opera team and Lina Yun, the instructor of the dance team.

It is an evening full of emotions and here is a look into the stories:

You will be moved while listening to Burial of the Fallen Flowers from Dream of the Red Chamber, or The Story of the Woodcutter and His Fox Wife in which the poor woodcutter living  with his blind mother receives help from a fox-fairy only to find himself living ‘happily ever after’ with a fairy!

You will root for young lovers, a rural young man and the carpenter’s daughter in The Story of the Arhat Coin, a Hu Opera classic, who fought against the village chief and the village’s feudal system and united at the end.

You will feel the longing of a young nun to experience the freedom and explore the outside world in “In Longing for the World” and won’t help but feel pride and support for the witty and wise general Liang as he diverts imminent disaster with his “Empty Fort Strategy” in the scene: Viewing the Mountain from the Tower Gate. He ordered all the gates to be opened and instructed old soldiers to sweep the roads while he sat on the platform above the gates drinking and playing the Chinese Zither calmly. His enemy, Sima Yi was surprised by the scene when he arrived with the troops. Suspecting ambush in the city, Yi ordered a retreat and the city of Xicheng was saved. Clever, isn’t it?



Start: June 25, 2016 7:30 pm
End: June 25, 2016 9:30 pm

June 30, 2016

2016 Enchanted Evenings Concert Series

The 23rd Annual S.K. Lee Enchanted Evenings Concert Series

Every Thursday night from June 30 to August 25, 2016, the power-packed Enchanted Evenings Concert Series will turn the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden into a live stage for fiery trumpets and spacious flutes, mainstream jazz and swing tunes, funky folk-jazz and classical piano tunes. The 2016 Enchanted Evenings Concert Series bring Juno and West Coast Music Award winners, Top Twenty Billboard hit-makers and well-loved and popular local bands.

These evenings of exquisite live music will be complemented by gourmet food and drinks and special limited seating atop the ting, the Garden’s mountain top pagoda.     Doors open at 7:00pm for exclusive access to the Garden and enjoyment of deluxe picnic dinners, wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, and other snacks in the breathtaking sunset Garden. Concerts will run from 8:00pm to 9:30pm with a brief 15 minute intermission.
Enchanted Evenings runs rain or shine – in the event of inclement weather, the concert moves indoors into the beautiful Hall of One Hundred Rivers and picnics can be enjoyed in our Ming Dynasty indoor halls.

For more information about Enchanted Evening Concert Series: www.enchantedevenings.ca

Program at a glance:

Thurs June 30, 2016: The Jessica Stuart Few
Thurs July 07, 2016: Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars
Thurs July 14, 2016: The Paper Boys
Thurs July 21, 2016: Vancouver Piano Ensemble
Thurs July 28, 2016: Van Django
Thurs Aug 04, 2016: Lalun
Thurs Aug 11, 2016: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Thurs Aug 18, 2016: Silk Road Music
Thurs Aug 25, 2016: Jim Byrnes – Concert Program

General: $40; Garden Members: $35; Front-row: $45; Ting: $60
GROUP A: The Jessica Stuart Few, Deanna Knight and The Hot Club of Mars, Vancouver Piano Ensemble, Silk Road Music
General: $30; Garden Members: $25; Front-row: $35; Ting: $55
GROUP B: Van Django, Lalun, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
General: $25; Garden Members: $20; Front-row: $35; Ting: $50

Contact us at 604-662-3207 ext.211 or enchanted@vancouverchinesegarden.com for information on bundles and season passes.

Order your Gourmet Picnic Dinner now to be enjoyed in the Garden before the concert begins. There is a wonderful selection of vegetarian, meat, seafood, and gluten-free options from the award-winning Peake of Catering.

Gourmet Picnic Dinners are available for purchase online and through the box office up until 48 hours prior to the event and will not be available for purchase the night of. 

For more information, please contact our box office at 604-662-3207 ext 211 or visit our website at www.enchantedevenings.ca

Please be advised, tickets purchased online and by phone through the box office will be charged a processing fee. Guests do not need to bring a paper ticket.

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