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February 2015 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description

Time


Location


Cost

Feb. 1

Horse Expo Pomona

Love horses? Then you’ll have a bundle of fun at this special event featuring breed demonstrations, an art show with work from equestrian artists and a book corral with storytelling and autographs. There will also be a young rider park with games and contests, clinics for children, cookie making and horse painting.

9 am-6 pm

Pomona County Fairgrounds

1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona

Adults: $18, Children: $5

Feb. 1

Abstract Art

What's it like to create with all sorts of materials, subjects, colors, and sizes? Check out contemporary art in the exhibition Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, then make your own experimental art.

12:30-3:30 pm

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

All activities are free with admission. Free admission for children and accompanying adults (one adult entry for each child) with NexGen membership.

Feb. 7

Rococo Valentines

Create your own valentines that are inspired by the paintings in the gallery like Fragonard’s Happy Lovers.

1-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

$12, Children 18 and younger: free

Feb. 7-8

Lunar New Year Festival

Live performances, singing contests, lion and dragon dancers, chinese calligraphy demo, petting zoo, carnival rides and more.

Sat.: 10 am-9 pm, Sun.: 10 am-7 pm

Downtown Monterey Park on Garvey Ave. between Ramona and Alhambra Avenues.

Free

Feb. 7

Creation Station

Join in with this free, monthly take-home craft session.  February is all about love, so the crafts will feature hearts!

1-4 pm

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Rd., Long Beach

Free

Feb. 14

Target Free Family Day: Hello Valentine!

Art projects including making your own Valentine's card with a marshmallow candy surprise, a Hello Kitty bounce house and a family-friendly pop music performance by rising Los Angeles band Candyboy. 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. 14

Art Activity Day

Have fun making Valentine's Day art projects (all materials are provided!).

11 am-2 pm

Rosemead Library

8800 Valley Blvd.,

Rosemead

Free

February 14-15 and Feb. 17th

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. 14-15

Whale of a Weekend

This annual festival features whale-related crafts, a wildlife observation station, interactive presentations and film screenings.

12:30-5 pm

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica

Adults: $5, Children ages 12 and younger: Free

Feb. 14-16

Have a Heart Weekend

Celebrate love and American Hearth Month in a whole new way by learning about our hearts and how to keep them healthy. Play games, make anatomically correct heart love cards, explore tasty and nutritious food and enjoy a live performance from the Just Kidding Music Group.

9:30 am-5 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena,

$ 11

Feb. 15

Native Ways

Easy guided hike. You will learn how everyday items were created from the surrounding environment. Get hands-on experience with native tools, instruments and baskets.


1 pm

Franklin Canyon Park

2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills

Free

Feb. 16

Target Free Holiday Monday

Enjoy free admission for the whole family at the museum, along with special art activities and tours. Special performances by Hawaiian duo Chuck (ukelele) and Yolanda (hula dancer) Kaimikaua.

11 am-5 pm

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free

Feb. 21-22

Zoodiac: Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Ram/Sheep with dance parades, martial arts performances, kids crafts, special keeper talks and feedings. Join a scavenger hunt to find zodiac animals throughout the zoo while learning awesome facts.

10 am-4 pm

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles

Free with paid admission. Adults: $19, Seniors: $16, Children (ages 2-12): $14

Feb. 21

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. 21

Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival

Dragon Boat rowing station, kids craft workshops, lion dances, kung fun demos, ethnic food and more.

10 am-5:30 pm

Valley Blvd. between Garfield and Almansor, Alhambra

Free

Feb. 21-22

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. 22

World City: Gamelan Sekar Jaya

This Balinese performance is rich with history and tradition. A large variety of instruments and elaborate costumes reveal the delicacy and striking nuances of the Balinese movement.

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. 22

Family Dance Jam

Join this inter-generational movement workshop for a different kind of hoedown. As the DJ plays global songs, a team of dancers leads lively dance games for families to enjoy together.

11:30 am and 2 pm

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

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

Feb. 28

Be a Wildlife Biologist

Learn about the ongoing

research of the resident

amphibians including snakes,

lizards, salamanders, and

Pacific tree frogs. This program is designed for ages 4-12.

1-2:30 pm

Paramount Ranch

2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills

Free

Feb. 28- March 1

Last Weekends

SewCranky, a local craft group, will lead families in creating fabric wallets and water bottle bags using antique hand-crank sewing machines.

10 am-5 pm

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with admission. Adults: $10, Seniors/Students: $7, Children (Ages 2-12): $5