Otterbein University will host a celebration of the Chinese New Year at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Battelle Fine Arts Center's Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

Otterbein University will host a celebration of the Chinese New Year at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Battelle Fine Arts Center's Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St.

The Otterbein University concert choir, which recently returned from a 10-day tour of China, will perform.

The Otterbein Chinese language class also will take part in the celebration.

The event will be followed by a Chinese dinner provided by Bon Appetit in the Campus Center, 100 W. Home St.

All events are open to the public. The celebration is free. There will be a charge for dinner at the door.

For more information, contact Chris Musick at cmusick@otterbein.edu or call (614) 823-1370.

The Otterbein University chapter of MEISA (Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association) will present the 10th annual "Music and Romance" at the Valley Dale Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 12.

The evening will offer vocal and instrumental jazz, popular music, dancing and a gourmet dinner by candlelight.

Musical groups include the vocal ensemble Opus One, the all-female Six in the City and various soloists, who will perform jazz standards.

Featured instrumental groups include jazz combos led by Columbus Jazz Orchestra bassist Chris Berg and guitarist Karl Wohlwend.

The Anticipations, led by Otterbein MEISA adviser Eric Van Wagner, will perform classic dance hits.

The doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and music begin at 7 p.m. Pre-ordered tickets are $35 general admission; $30 for Otterbein faculty/staff; and $25 for Otterbein students. Tickets at the door are $40 per person.

Tables of 10 will be sold for $300.

"Fun" cocktail attire is encouraged. A cash bar will be available during the event. Dinner will be provided by Nicole's Catering.

For more information or to buy tickets, call the Otterbein Department of Music at (614) 823-1508 or visit www.musicandromance.com by Feb. 7.