(Photo courtesy New Tang Dynasty TV)
Party hats, electric peaches and collards didn't satisfy the New Year's appetite? Today and Saturday, JAN. 4-5, the Cobb Energy Centre hosts CHINESE NEW YEAR SPECTACULAR. Yes, it's a full month before the Year of the Rat actually begins, but who's gonna turn down a show with costumed dance performances, sets evoking traditional Chinese art and orchestral music just because of a technicality? Incidentally, New Tang Dynasty Television presents the performance. The U.S.-based satellite-news station is associated with Falun Gong, the Chinese spiritual movement famously at odds with China's Communist Party leaders, and the show's announcement boasts that it's devoid of Communist cultural influence. $39-$168. 7:30 p.m. 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. 404-249-6400. www.atlshow.com.