More info at www.tucsonchinese.org. Buy your tickets ahead of time by calling 520-292-6000. Adults $10, students $5 (with I.D.), children 5 and under FREE.
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center is located at 1288 W. River Rd., just east of La Canada Drive.
From Tucson Meet Yourself FB page:
The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center will bring together giant puppets, mooncakes and geography in a program of great entertainment and culture on September 5 and 6. The event includes an original multicultural dance drama choreographed by Barbea Williams, called Zheng He in the Desert — an Afro-Chinese interpretation about the voyages of Ming Dynasty sea captain Zheng He to Africa and beyond.
Martial artists, African, TCCC and East Indian dancers will participate in the drama, as will local puppeteers being trained to animate the giant giraffe puppet (symbolic of the giraffe that was a gift from an African ruler to the Chinese emperor). A variety of Chinese and African foods, in addition to the mooncakes, will be served to attendees, who also will see traditional arts demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy and lantern-making.