Celebrate the Year of the Dog in Fat City! The Metairie Business Development District, the Xavier University’s Confucious Institute and Fat City Friends are hosting an inaugural Chinese New Year Block Party Celebration. The theme is “Culture, Education, and Economic Development.” Watch traditional dances, artistic performances and sample Asian cuisine. Family and kid-friendly activities will be another highlight of the event, such as Chinese costume contests, taking photos with the panda board, Chinese Zodiac hunter games, face painting and more! There will also be a variety of Chinese language programs on display from schools in the area.