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February 2011 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description

Time


Location


Cost

Through Feb. 27

Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space

These five large-scale environments require active participation by the viewer, including a swimming pool.

Mon. and Fri.: 11 am, 5 pm, Thurs.: 11 am-8 pm, Sat. and Sun.: 11 am-6 pm.

Closed Tues. And Wed.

MOCA, Geffen Contemporary

152 North Central Ave.,

Los Angeles

Adults: $10 and Children: Free

Feb. 5

Weekend Tidepool Walk

Join a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat.


3-4:30 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen White Dr.,

San Pedro

Free; Registration is required.

Feb. 5-6

Chinese New Year Festival

Activities include lion dancers, Chinese shadow puppet theater, mask-changing (bian lian) performances, music, folk songs, children’s book readings, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, and more.

11 am-4:30 pm

Huntington Library and Gardens

Adults: $20, Seniors: $15, Students ages 12-18: $10, Children ages 5-11: $6 and Children younger than 5: Free

Feb. 5

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

Free

Feb. 5

Faery Tours of the Camellia Forest

Follow the forest faeries as they guide children and families through Descanso’s Camellia Forest. Learn flower facts, and hear faery stories.

9:30 am, 10:15 am and 11 am

Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge


 

Free with Gardens admission but space is limited. Call (818) 949-7980 to reserve your spot.  Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors: $6, Children (5-12): $3 and free for children under age 5.

Feb. 5-6

Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

Floats, marching bands and live entertainment.

10 am-5 pm

Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenues, Los Angeles

Free

Feb. 6

West Valley Chinese Academy Chinese New Year Celebration

Lion dance, adult and children performances, a raffle, a silent auction, a magician, and Chinese songs and dances.

11:30 am-1:30 pm

Temple Aliyah

6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills

Free

Feb. 6

American Indian Culture Day: Plains Bowling

Families will learn about the history and role of games in American Indian life, join together in a game, then make game pieces to take home and enjoy with family and friends.

11 am-5 pm

Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Children ages 3-12: $4

Feb. 12

Valentine's Day Storytime & Craft

Bring someone you love to Valentine's Day storytime! Stories, songs and a craft to give to your Valentine.

2 pm

Faifax Library

161 S. Gardner St., Los Angeles

Free

Feb. 12

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

Free

Feb. 12 and Feb. 19

Monster Jam

World-class racing, demolition and freestyle competition action.

Feb. 12 and Feb. 19: 7 pm

Feb. 12: Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Feb. 19: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Adults: $22-45, Children: $10

Feb. 13

Kids in the Courtyard: Walking Sculptures

Design and build large masks that reach towards the sky, inspired by the masquerade arts of Central Nigeria. At this drop-in art-making session, families will use cardboard and raffia to create walking works of art!


1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Sunset Blvd. At Westwood Plaza

Free

Feb. 13

Target Free Family Day: Candy Land

Fun art projects including making a candy leis, fruit kabobs and an origami candy dish. Museum admission is also free for the family.

11 am-4 pm

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

Free

Feb. 12

World City: Hot 8 Brass Band

New Orleans' own Hot 8 Brass Band has epitomized New Orleans street music for over a decade. Known for playing the traditional Second Line parades, the band infuses their performances with the funk and energy that makes New Orleans music loved around the world.


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. 20

Family Concert: Randy Kaplan

This award-winning performer combines American roots, country blues and storytelling.

11 am

McCabe’s Guitar Shop


$8

Feb. 21

Target Free Holiday Monday

Enjoy free admission for the whole family at the museum.

12-8 pm

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free

Feb. 21

Presidents Day at the Autry

School is out, but the Autry is open! Join us for special movie screenings, a hands-on history tour with museum teachers, gold panning, and specials in the Golden Spur Cafe.

10 am-4 pm

Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Adults: $10, Children ages 3-12: $4

Feb. 26-27

15th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate 15 years of fun, Irvine Regional Park is rolling back prices to match the original, 1996, fees. That means train rides, face painting, ice cream, hot dogs, and bounce house jumping are all $2 each. Balloon animals are free.

10 am-4 pm

Irvine Regional Park

1 Irvine Park Rd.,

Orange

$2/event or food item

Feb. 26-27

PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical

Join the Pop Ups for an educational and comic musical adventure through the magical land of Brooklyn.

Sat.-Sun.:

11 am and 2 pm

Highways Performance Space

1651 18th St., Santa Monica

$15

Feb. 26

Happy Birthday, Elmo

Kids can celebrate Elmo's birthday with music, stories, crafts, and more.

2 pm

Most Borders Bookstores locations throughout Los Angeles

Free