Welcoming the Rooster

He played his erhu 45 years ago for a visiting President Richard Nixon. And then Zhu Changyao went on to build a prestigious global career playing his two-stringed Chinese fiddle. He’ll be in Minnesota this weekend to play with Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center, a local dance school and performance group that fuses contemporary and traditional styles. Their “Dance of Joy VIII” performance anticipates the Chinese New Year (Jan. 20) and heralds the Year of the Rooster. (7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., the O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Av., St. Paul. $20, oshag.stkate.edu, 651-690-6700.)

Sheila Regan