Nearly two months into the Western calendar's new year and it's finally time for the Chinese to celebrate. Since 2004, New Tang Dynasty Television has produced the CHINESE NEW YEAR SPECTACULAR, a brilliant display of Eastern pageantry and heritage that puts our American ball/peach drops to shame. Dragons, dancers, drummers and more flood the Atlanta Civic Center Tues., FEB. 20, to perform for one evening during the traditional 15-day celebration. As they say in Cantonese: Gung hei fat choi, congratulations and be prosperous. 8 p.m. $28-$98. 395 Piedmont Ave. 404-249-6400. www.ticketmaster.com.