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February 2011 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




Feb. 4-5

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

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino

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

Feb. 4

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 arts and crafts, carnival rides, pony rides, and singing.

10 am-5:30 pm

Along Valley Boulevard from Garfield to

Almansor, Alhambra


Feb. 4

Creation Station Crazy with Hearts

Explore the adobe house and have fun with various crafts and activities.

1-5 pm

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

4600 Virginia Rd., Long Beach


Feb. 4

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

American Indian Culture Day

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.

1-5 pm

Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

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

Feb. 5

Target Free Sunday

Education: Living Our Legacy of Achievement

Performances paying tribute to past and present educators. Hands-on workshop for children with Teresa Tolliver, a local artist.

10 am-5 pm

California African American Museum

Exposition Park, 600 State Dr., Los Angeles


Feb. 5

Tu B’shevat Musical Concert

Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with this fun and lively concert.

2:30 pm

Slavin Family Children’s Library

6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


Feb. 11

Be My Valentine Storytime

Bring someone you love to Valentine's Day storytime! Stories, songs and a puppet show.

2 pm

Central Library

KLOS Story Theater
630 W. 5th St.,
Los Angeles


Feb. 11

African American Art Festival

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

11 am-4 pm

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

Free; admission to the exotic animal rescue facility is a separate fee

Feb. 11 and Feb. 18

Monster Jam

World-class racing, demolition and freestyle competition action.

Feb. 11 and Feb. 18: 7 pm

Feb. 11: Angels Stadium in Anaheim

Feb. 18: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Adults: $30-90, Children: $17

Feb. 11

Target Free Family Day: Ready Set Go!

Art projects including making your own jump rope, fruit kabobs, miso soup and an origami apple. Participate in jump roping a hula-hooping. Museum admission is also free for the family.

11 am-4 pm

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


Feb. 11

World City: Sounds and Rythyms of Afghanistan and Ballet Afsaneh

Experience a performance filled with percussion, vocal performance, poetry and dance.

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. 18-19 and Feb. 21

Mardi Gras at the Original Farmers Market

Mutti Gras Pet Parade, bead-throwing, arts and crafts for kids, face painting, a puppet show, live entertainment and more.

Sat. And Sun.: 11 am-4 pm, Tues.: 6:30-9:30 pm

Farmers Market

6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles


Feb. 20

Target Free Holiday Monday

Enjoy free admission for the whole family at the museum. Special performances by Rhythm Child at 12:30 pm and 2:45 pm.

12-8 pm

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


Feb. 20

Presidents Day at the Autry

School is out, but the Autry is open! Learn about the objects that tell us more about the contributions American presidents have made to the history of the West.

10 am-4 pm

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

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

Feb. 25-26

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, carnival rides, 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.,


$2/event or food item

Feb. 25

African-American Festival

Celebrate African-American history through arts and crafts and live entertainment.

9 am-5 pm

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Adults: $24.95, Children ages 3-11: $13.95

Feb. 25-26

A Dr. Seuss Weekend

Celebrate the beloved characters of Dr. Seuss with face-painting, bracelet-making, Ooblek goo-making and stories.

10 am-5 pm

Kidspace Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


Feb. 26

Kids in the Courtyard: Where is the World Is?

Explore cartography in this fun family activity. See how maps are made by breaking codes in a secret ArtMap and making your way through the various galleries.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Sunset Blvd. At Westwood Plaza

Free; parking at UCLA is $11