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February 2010 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




Feb. 6

Beach Cleanup

Learn about native plants and habitats while cleaning up the beach.

8-10 am

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen White Dr.,

San Pedro

Free; Registration is required.

Feb. 6

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 a petting zoo, carnival rides, pony rides, and singing.

10 am-5:30 pm

Along Valley Boulevard from Garfield to

Almansor, Alhambra


Feb. 6

African American Art Festival

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

11 am-4 pm

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


Feb. 7

Kids in the Courtyard

 Inspired by the Nick Cave exhibit, children will create art from Valentine’s candy.

1-4 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Sunset Blvd. At Westwood Plaza


Feb. 13

Target Free Family Day: crafts and events focused on comic books and anime

11 am-4 pm

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


Feb. 13

Tour de Palm Springs

Join 10,000 riders including Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong for a charity ride. There are lots of festivities along the way and a kids activity zone with bounce houses, face painting and arts and crafts.

The 5 mile ride (great for families) starts at 9:30 am.

Downtown Palm Springs

Entrance fee is $10-60 depending on the route.The cost for the kids activity area is $5.

Feb. 13

Super Sweet Storytime: Stories, songs, poems, and a fun puppet show.

2 pm

Richard J. Riordan Central Library

630 West Fifth St., Los Angeles


Feb. 13-Sep. 5

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Interactive exhibit with 150 live frogs.  Learn about their rich and diverse world, explore their evolution, biological importance to ecosystems and the threats they face in changing environments.

10 am-5 pm


241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

Adults: $13, Children: $9

Feb. 13, 14 and 16

Mardi Gras at Farmers' Market

Food (New Orleans beignets, jambalaya, and gumbo), bead-tossing, craft booths, and live music. Special for Saturday: a 'Mutti Gras' doggie costume contest and parade at noon.

Sat. 12-9:30

pm; Sun. 12-7:30 pm; Tues. 6-8 pm

Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 West Third St., Los Angeles


Feb. 14

West Valley Chinese Academy Chinese New Year

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

10:30 am-12:30 pm

El Camino Real High School, Anderson Hall,

5440 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills


Feb. 15

Target Free Holiday Monday

Enjoy free admission for the whole family at the museum.

12-8 pm

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


Feb. 15

Presidents Day at the Autry

Children under age 9 receive free admission today.

10 am-4 pm

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

Adults: $9

Feb. 20

World City: Futa Toro & Got Rhythm

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. 20

Chinese New Year Festival

Lion dancers, drummers, martial arts demonstrations, shadow puppet theater, mask-changing performances, readings and signings by children’s book authors, and Chinese opera.

10:30 am-4:30 pm

Huntington Library and Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino

All activities are included with general admission: Adults: $20, Seniors: $15, $10 Students (12-18): $10, Children (5-11): $6, free for children under 5.

Feb. 20-21

Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

Floats, marching bands and live entertainment.

10 am-5 pm

Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenues, Los Angeles


Feb. 20

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. 21

Family Concert: JellyDots

11 am

McCabe’s Guitar Shop


Feb. 28

Family Festival: Art, Activism and Access

Musical performances, art workshops, poetry readings and gallery discussions

12-5 pm

Fowler Museum at UCLA, Westwood Blvd. and Sunset Plaza