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February 2013 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description

Time


Location


Cost

Feb. 2

Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Snake with sumo wrestling demonstrations, crafts, lion dances, acrobatics, plus other Chinese performances and cultural activities.

11 am-5 pm

Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Free

Feb. 2

Creation Station Heart Crazy

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

1-4 pm

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

4600 Virginia Rd., Long Beach

Free

Feb. 3

LMU Concerts of Music for Children

Music, dance and acting performances.

1 and 3 pm

1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles

Free; reservations required(310) 339-7620

Feb. 3

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

AAA Members receive 10% off admission prices.

Feb. 3

Target Free Sunday

Celebrating Black History Month

Families are invited to pay tribute to African-American influences and achievements in art, history and culture with a wide range of performances.

1 pm-5 pm

California African American Museum

Exposition Park, 600 State Dr., Los Angeles

Free; parking is $10

Feb. 5

Groovy David Rockin’ Kids Concert

Well-known artist Groovy David gets kids and parents moving at this special event.

2:30 pm

Slavin Family Children’s Library

6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


Free

Feb. 9

Target Free Family Day: Art from the Heart

Art projects including making your own origami heart, handmade valentines and fruit kabobs with chocolate dip. Participate in a drawing workshop. 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. 9

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. 9-10 and Feb. 12

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

Free

Feb. 10

West Valley Chinese Academy Chinese New Year Celebration

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

10 am-12 pm

Temple Aliyah

6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills

Free

Feb. 10

Happy New Year, Snake

Usher in the Chinese New Year with stories, songs and a puppet show.

2 pm

Central Library

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


Free

Feb. 10

Year of the Snake Celebration

The festivities include a special musical performance by Zhiming Han and Cynthia Hsiang on classic Chinese instruments, meeting a ball python, Chinese art activities and enjoying an author reading from her book The Year of the Snake.

10 am-5 pm

Kidspace Museum

480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

10

Feb. 16-17

Chinese New Year Festival

Activities include lion dancers, stilt walkers, music, folk songs, a scavenger hunt for children, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, and more.

11 am-4:30 pm

Huntington Library and Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino

Adults: $23, Seniors: $15, Students ages 12-18: $13, Children ages 5-11: $8 and Children younger than 5: Free

Feb. 16

Golden Dragon Festival and Parade

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this breathtaking parade featuring two dozen floats and multiple marching bands.

1-4 pm

Hill St., downtown Los Angeles

Free

Feb. 17

Western Heritage Family Day: Explore the Wonders of Western Art

Storytime live music, docent-led tours and a family craft make this a fun day for families.

11 am-5 pm

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

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

Feb. 18

Target Free Holiday Monday

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

11-5 pm

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free

Feb. 23-24

Anniversary Celebration

Enjoy 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.,

Orange

$2/event or food item, Parking is $5

Feb. 23

World City: Step Afrika

View this high energy performance with roots in African dance and military marching, including a South African gumboot 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. 23

Summer Camp Expo

Meet with representatives from over 30 traditional, sleep away, cooking, sports and surf camps.

10 am-2 pm

Woodland Hills Academy

20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills

Free

Feb. 23

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: $25.95, Children ages 3-11: $14.95

Feb. 23

The Really Awesome Improv Show

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, this Second City show, directed by Frank Caeti, features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. Great for the you're going to Second City they will discount your rate to $5.

3:30 pm

6560 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

$5; $5 parking behind the theater

Feb. 24

Kids in the Courtyard: Purim Party

Learn more about this Jewish holiday participate in art activities try yummy treats and listen to a fast-paced story time inspired by the current exhibit: Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews.

 

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Sunset Blvd. At Westwood Plaza

Free; parking at UCLA is $11

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