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Eighth Blackbird Presents: Tom Lee: “The Great Zodiac Animal Race”
Feb 26
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Eighth Blackbird Presents: Tom Lee: “The Great Zodiac Animal Race”

Eighth Blackbird continues their Winter 2021 Chicago Artists Workshop (CAW) live streamed event series with puppeteer Tom Lee and “The Great Zodiac Animal Race” 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. The Lunar New Year 2021, the Year of the Ox, is on Feb. 12, and celebrations continue throughout the month. Growing up in Hawaii, Lee’s memories of Lunar New Year included narcissus blooms, tasty dim sum dishes and bowing to elders before running off to his room to open his lucky red envelope with money in it.  In this show, Lee retells the classic Lunar New Year zodiac tale with shadow puppet animals inspired by Asian languages and pictograms in a program suitable for all ages. Tickets are $20 but options include choosing a price as well as contributing as a supporter. The event, staged at Eighth Blackbird’s production facility located at 4045 N. Rockwell St. in Chicago, includes an interview and a Q&A with the artist. For tickets and more information visit

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