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February 2016 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description

Time


Location


Cost

Feb. 6th-7th and 13th-14th

The Hundred Dresses

This is an adaptation of a Newbery award- winning novel that explores the power or words and the importance of standing up to others. Messages from this play about small town life in 1930s America still resonate today.

11 am

Morgan Wixson Theatre

2627 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA

$12

Feb. 7th, 21st and 28th

Rodin Mash-Up

See bronze sculptures inspired by Rodin in the exhibit, The Myth of Singularity, and then perform and make a collaborative sculpture.

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. 7th

The Shape of My Heart

Read a story that explores the shapes around us and then design an artwork of shapes using construction paper, Wikki Stix and colored pencils.

1-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

$12, Children 18 and younger: free

Feb. 7th

Lunar New Year Festival

Tons of fun for the whole family. Watch lion dances, acrobats, martial art demonstrations, folk dancing and singing. Take part in craft projects and view the terrific artwork on display.

11 am-5 pm

Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles, Pasadena

Free

Feb. 13th

Target Free Family Day: Making Music

Performances and art-making projects are offered throughout the day. Highlights include Michal “Peanut” Karmi  on the ukulele and building a kazoo and maracas. 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. 13th

Make a Valentine

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

2-4 pm

La Canada Flintridge Library

8800 Valley Blvd.,

Rosemead

Free

Feb. 13th

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. 13th

Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival

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

10 am-5 pm

Valley Blvd. between Garfield and Almansor, Alhambra

Free

Feb. 13th-15th

Chocolate Wonders

Discover how chocolate is made from the cacao tree all the way to the chocolate bar. Activities include creating chocolate play dough sculptures, making Mexican hot chocolate mix and visiting the Aztec Trading Post where to trade cacao beans for other goods.

10 am-5 pm

Kidspace Children’s Museum

480 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

$ 11

Feb. 15th

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. 20th-21st

Whale of a Weekend

This annual festival features whale-related crafts, a wildlife observation station, a Whale of a Tale story time (Saturday only) and a shark feeding and presentation (Sunday only).

12:30-5 pm

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica

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

Feb. 20th-21st

SoCal Pet Expo

Live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, author readings/book signings, adoptions, agility demos and much more.

11 am-4 pm

1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona

Free

Feb. 20th-21st

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. 27th

Tule Toys of the Tongva/Gabrielino Learn how the Tongva people used tules, where they grow, and how they are used today. There will also be a project using tule plants that are harvested on the preserve.

1-3 pm

Madrona Marsh Preserve

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance

$10 per family

Feb. 27th

Family Program: The Dr. Seuss Show!

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 3, but families can start to celebrate early with funny Dr. Seuss stories, songs, silliness, and a puppet show, all super-sized for the big stage.

2 pm

Central Library

630 W. 5th St.,

Los Angeles

Free

Feb. 28th

From Set to Screen

Take an easy-paced stroll through the western sets at Paramount Ranch to discover the secrets

that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. There is a lot of history to sxplorfe!

10-11 am

Paramount Ranch

2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills

Free