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Friday, February 6, 2009

Saturday To-Do: Lanterns

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 2:54 PM


Somehow, I doubt Wildwood's lanterns will be this huge.

LANTERNS
5:30 p.m., Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. $5-$10.

In what Wildwood is calling Little Rock's only “deep winter festival,” the park undergoes a transformation never before seen in its history: It gets illuminated at night. There's no electricity running through the grounds, so aside from those who've snuck away from an event at Cabe Theater to wander through the grounds under the moonlight, the park's never been explored at night. Timed to coincide with the Chinese tradition of celebrating the first full moon of the lunar year, the festival incorporates eight areas, each with its own style of lantern — American, Asian, lunar, Mexican, Shakespearean, Turkish, Viennese and Victorian-English. There will be entertainment and food (for purchase) at each area, and visitors will be presented with rhymes, riddles, proverbs and poems. Those who unlock the mysteries or successfully deliver a line of verse will earn sweet and savory prizes. Or patrons can simply buy warming treats like cognac, gourmet soups and hot chocolate. There'll be fire pits along the lake for warming. Floating luminaries will light the lake. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The festival continues on Sunday at 3 p.m. Popular New Age group the Tim Janis Ensemble performs at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in the Cabe Theater. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children and students.

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