When: Sat., Feb. 2, 5 p.m. 2013
While the Greater Nashville Chinese Association’s annual lunar new year celebration isn’t the only one around — Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville hosts a feast of its own at Wild Ginger restaurant in Franklin — it is the longest-running. The GNCA was established in 1986, and their celebratory ushering-in of the Year of the Snake will feature dinner and a lion dance (of course), along with awards, lucky red envelopes for the kids, local vendors and a raffle. Food for this year’s dinner will be catered by Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet on Nolensville, home to quite possibly the most mind-bogglingly huge selection of menu items in all of Nashville, and their expertise in high-volume cooking will come in handy, as this event — also open to non-Chinese, of course — is expected to draw several hundred revelers. RSVP information available through the GNCA Facebook page.