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February 2017 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




Feb. 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

There are two sides to every story, and this play explores the wolf's side to the famous tale. But whether he’ll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is not certain!

11 am

Morgan Wixson Theatre

2627 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA


Feb. 4th

Golden Dragon Festival and Parade

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

1 pm

Broadway St., downtown Los Angeles


Feb. 5th

Tu B'Shevat Festival

Celebrate trees with live concerts, nature hikes and crafts, tree planting, a zip line, a climbing wall, animal education and pioneer living.

9:30 am-2 pm

The Shalom Institute,

34342 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu

$10; Children 6 and under: Free

Feb. 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Picasso and Rivera

Learn more about these two friends who shared a deep love of the ancient art from their respective countries—Spain and Mexico. Check out LACMA’s collection of works by both artists and then make your own Diego- and Pablo-inspired art.

12:30-3:30 pm


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. 5th

Hug Machine

First read the charming Hug Machine, a story about a boy who gives the best hugs in the whole world. Then, look at Botticelli’s Madonna and Child with Adoring Angel, a painting full of loving affection. After, draw a picture for someone you’d like to hug.

2-3 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

$12, Children 18 and younger: free

Feb. 11th

Valentine Music Concert

Husband and wife singing duo, Andy S. Watson, Baritone, and Jennifer Ann Watson, Soprano, will perform a delightful Valentine's Day concert featuring love songs and duets from the Broadway and Operatic stages.

1-2 pm

Mid Valley Regional Library

16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills


Feb. 11th

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


Feb. 11th-12th

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. 18th

Explore Henrietta Basin: Nature Walk Here's a chance to explore the Henrietta Basin on a docent led walk. Learn about the Storm Water Enhancement Project and the benefits this basin provides.

9-11 am

Madrona Marsh Preserve

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance

The walk starts at the north Basin gate located on Henrietta Street, across from West High School.


Feb. 18th

Family Art Workshop with LACMA

Make and learn about art. Workshops are led by teaching artists from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

11 am

Van Nuys Branch Library

630 W. 5th St.,

Los Angeles


Feb. 18th

Rancho Game Days

Visit the Satwiwa Center to to play strategic, fun-filled games with Rangers or with your family and friends. Games will range from board games, card games, and cultural games that were played by the Chumash and Tongva. Games will be provided but feel free to bring your own to share.

10 am-1 pm

Rancho Sierra Vista

4126 1/2 W Potrero Rd., Newbury Park


Feb. 19th

Clues You Can Use

To celebrate the museum's exhibit, The Ease of Fiction, Smell the Roses, and Black Righteous Space, search the galleries of CAAM with a themed scavenger hunt.

1-3 pm

California African American Museum 600 State Dr., Los Angeles


Parking is $12

Feb. 20th

Target Free Holiday Monday

Enjoy free admission for the whole family at the museum, along with special art activities and tours. Special performances of Bavarian folk music by Hammerstein Musik Bavaria at 12:30 and 2:45 pm.

11 am-5 pm

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


Feb. 25th-26th

Anniversary Celebration

Enjoy train rides, carnival rides, ice cream, hot dogs, and bounce house jumping. Balloon animals are free.

10 am-4 pm

Irvine Regional Park

1 Irvine Park Rd.,


$2-$4/event or food item, Parking is $5

Feb. 25th-26th

Tidepool Walk

CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools to see animals in their natural habitat.  

Sat.: 1:30-3 pm

Sun.: 2-3:30 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro


Feb. 25th-26th

Mardi Gras

A Mutti Gras pet parade and costume contest, New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, activities for kids, bead-throwing and more.

Sat. 9 am-8 pm

Sun.: 10 am-7 pm

The Original Farmers Market

6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles


Feb. 25th

Story Stacking

EnjoyRailing Pillar: The Great Departure of Siddhartha and Column from a Buddhist Stupa to learn about stories of the Buddha’s life and how the deity seems to be missing from these scenes. Find out why, and create your own story on small boxes with your family.

1:30-3:30 pm

Norton Simon Museum

411 West Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Adults: $12, Children 18 and younger: Free