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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Event Date

Event Description




Feb. 1-March 12


10 am, 12:25 pm, 2:50 pm, 5:10 pm; 7:30 pm, and 9:55 pm

El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

Adults $13; Children (ages 3-11) $10; VIP $22

Feb. 1

Chinese New Year Festival

11 am-4 pm

The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Rd.,

San Marino

Free with admission. Adults: $20, Students: $10, Seniors: $15, Children (5-11): $6, Children under 5: Free

Feb. 1

Family Fun with Ceramics: Valentine’s Day crafts

2 pm

Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

Free, advanced registration is required

Feb. 6

African American Art Festival

Afro-Brazilian martial arts, hip hop dancers, and live music.

11 am-4 pm

STAR Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City


Feb. 7

Native Garden Workday/Beach Cleanup

8-10 am

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen White Dr., San Pedro

Free, registration is required

Feb. 7

World City: Diane Ferlatte and Linda


11 am and 12:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free. Tickets are distributed beginning at 10 am  and lineups are not permitted until 9 am.

Feb. 7

San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Parade & Fair

The parade will have marching bands, floats, a winding dragon, a lion and an acrobatic martial arts team. A children's fun zone will contains a petting zoo, carnival rides, pony rides, and singing.

10 am-5:30 pm

Along Valley Boulevard from Garfield to

Almansor, Alhambra


Feb. 8

Tu B'Shevat Festival

Celebrate Jewish Arbor Day with art activities, games, food, entertainment, and a bounce house.

12-4 pm

Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles

Free admission, fee for some activities

Feb. 14

Melissa Green Concert

11 am

Storyopolis, 14945 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks


Feb. 14

Pocket Valentine Card Craft

1-3 pm

American Girl Place, 189 The Grove Dr.,

Los Angeles


Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day Crafts

11 am

Vroman's Bookstore, 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena


Feb. 14

Saturday Scene: Iron John: Storytelling, live music, and various movement styles to tell the Brothers Grimm tale, Iron John

11 am

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles


Feb. 14

Target Free Family Day: crafts and events focused on comic books and anime

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St., Little Tokyo, Los Angeles


Feb. 16

Presidents Day Events

10 am-5 pm

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda


Feb. 21

Songs and Fun with Mr. David

10:30 am

Children's Book World, 10580 1/2

W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles


Feb. 21, 22 and 24

Mardi Gras at Farmers' Market

Food (New Orleans beignets, jambalaya, and gumbo), bead-tossing, craft booths, and live music. Special for Saturday: a 'Mutti Gras' doggie costume contest and parade at noon.

Sat. 12-9:30

pm; Sun. 12-7:30 pm; Tues. 6-8 pm

Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 West Third St., Los Angeles


Feb. 22

PMCA Family Day: crafts based on the museum’s current exhibits. Refreshments provided.

3-5 pm

Pasadena Museum of California Art,

490 East Union St.,Pasadena

Free with admission: Adults $7, Seniors and students $5

Feb. 28

BYOB (Bear) Party: Share stories and play games

11 am

Vroman's Bookstore, 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena


Feb. 28

Puppet show with Kathleen Zundell

10:30-11:30 am

Children's Book World, 10580 1/2

W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles


Feb. 28

Pillow Theatre: Hudson Vagabond Puppets, Jemima Puddle-duck

10 am and 11 am

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Grand Hall at 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los


Free. Tickets are distributed beginning at 9 am.

February 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles