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January 2020

Circus Vargas Comes to So Cal

Run away with the circus, for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure. Experience Circus Vargas' all new 2020 production, Mr. V's Big Top Dream! ....a tribute to the man himself. A magnificent, mega-hit production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages.

Dates:
Monday, January 27
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Cost:
$15 – $72

January at Pretend City – 2020 is Here

Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. January brings celebrations like The Festival of Sleep, Lohri - a Hindu Celebration, Winnie the Pooh Day, and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join in on the fun as they usher in a new decade and set the tone for a spectacular new year!

Dates:
Monday, January 27
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
Free – $14

Lunar New Year Festival at Universal Studios

Celebrate the Year of the Rat during Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood. Join Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda in Po's Village and savor Asian dishes at Mr. Ping's Noodle Shop. Meet Hello Kitty, Illumination's Minions in traditional Chinese attire and Mandarin-speaking Megatron from Transformers.

Dates:
Monday, January 27
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Location:
Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA United States

American Crown Circus and Circo Osorio USA Comes to Buena Park

January 31 - February 3: Based in Las Vegas, the troupe tours the states bringing entertainment, excitement and displays of extraordinary talent for audiences of all ages. Tickets are going fast, get yours soon! Show dates include: Show dates include: January 31 and February 1, 2 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., January 30 at 7:30 p.m. and February 3 at 7 p.m.

Dates:
Thursday, January 30
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Location:
Downtown Buena Park, 8150 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, 90620
Cost:
$15 – $25

Parent and Me Ice Skating in Lakewood

January 30 and February 1: Hit the rinks with your kids at The Rinks Lakewood ICE. Class fee includes skate rentals, half hour of instruction and free practice on your registered class day. Dress warmly and check in early.

Dates:
Thursday, January 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Location:
The Rinks Lakewood ICE, 2760 N. Studebaker Rd.
Long Beach,
Cost:
$45

Bob Baker Marionette Theater in LA presents The Circus

The circus wagons are rumbling into town! The Bob Baker Marionette Ringmaster is proud to bring you the greatest puppet show on Earth where the fiercest and the timidest of animals roam, trapeze performers execute daring, spine chilling aerial feats of acrobatics, and the clowns do what clowns do best... fun! fun!

Dates:
Friday, January 31
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Location:
Bob Baker Marrionette Theatre, 4949 York Blvd.
Los Angeles,
Cost:
$20

Lunar New Year, Superbowl Tailgate, and Summer Camp Preview at Lil’ Chefs

Participants will learn to make make chicken spring rolls, potsticker dumplings, and lo mein at the Lunar New Year Workshop; kids will cook up some fun at the Superbowl Tailgate Party while parents enjoy a Friday night out; preview their summer camps at an Open House and Chef Meet N Greet.

Dates:
Friday, January 31
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Location:
Lil’ Chef School, 15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, 92618
Cost:
Free – $50

Homeschool Day by BubblePOP in Tustin

January 31: Introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of science. Watch the Science of Bubbles of Show and have the opportunity to study science concepts such as elasticity, surface tension, chemistry, light, and even geometry!

Dates:
Friday, January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
BubblePop, 2475 Park Avenue
Tustin,
Cost:
$12 – $19

February 2020

Bank of America Patrons Receive Free Admission to Museums

Bank of America is helping its customers become "cultured" through their program "Museums on Us," giving bank cardholders free admission to cultural venues in Southern California.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 - Sunday, February 2
Cost:
Free

HALF-PRICED ADMISSION AT OVER 40 MUSEUMS IN SAN DIEGO

February 1-29: San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at any of the libraries listed on the webpage, when you stay at a Hilton, or at a participating Macy’s store. Present your pass to receive 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums throughout the month of February.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 - Saturday, February 29
Cost:
Free

Kids’ Chocolate-Making Workshop in Long Beach

Kids (ages 4-10) and their caregiver are invited to a fun-filled afternoon tasting and making chocolate treats! Discover where chocolate comes from, and taste different flavors. Then create, decorate, and wrap four of your own chocolate bars to take home.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1
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Location:
Romeo Chocolates, 460 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, 90802
Cost:
$39

Lunar New Year Celebration with OCTA in Irvine

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Festivities include a traditional lion dance, prizes, and refreshments. Be one of the first 200 people attending their Irvine Station celebration and receive a free round trip Metrolink ticket to the Los Angeles Golden Dragon Parade

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Location:
Irvine Metrolink Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

Whale and Marine Life Tour at Ocean Institute

Join the Ocean Institute’s marine educators in exploring the ocean from the top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during our 2.5-hour long marine life exploration program.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

Chinese New Year Festival in San Marino

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington as the Year of the Rat begins. The festivities will include lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music and dance, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, children's activities, and more.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, 91108
Cost:
$13 – $25

Alhambra Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a street festival covering five full city blocks, with lion dances, kung fu demonstrations and other ethnic performances. Young and old alike enjoy fun giveaways, games and ethnic foods.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location:
Alhambra Street Festival, Valley Blvd Between Vega and Almansor
Alhambra,
Cost:
Free

Summer Opportunities Fair in Pasadena

February 1: The Summer Opportunities Fair (SOF) is a community service event that provides a venue for parents and children to learn about summer programs. This event is free, open to the general public, and fun-filled with food vendors and activities for kids!  

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive
Pasadena, 91105
Cost:
Free

Lunar New Year Celebration at Irvine Spectrum Center

Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat at Irvine Spectrum Center in the Giant Wheel courtyard. Activities include: Chinese Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, greeter distributing fortune cookies, lucky envelopes, arts and crafts, and entertainment. 

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
Free

Star Party at Griffith Observatory

Look through a large variety of professional and home-built telescopes to view the sun, planets, the moon and deep sky objects like double-stars, star clusters, and nebulae.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:
Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Road
Los Angeles, 90027
Cost:
Free

An Evening with Broadway Star Krysta Rodriguez, Benefitting Orange County Children’s Theatre

You're invited to a Gala Benefiting Orange County Children’s Theatre, celebrating 50 years of entertaining kids, ages 5-18, in Orange County! The special fundraiser event includes dinner, auctions, raffles, and special performance by Broadway star Krysta Rodriguez.

Dates:
Saturday, February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
Seacliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA
Cost:
$125

Pretend City Celebrates Black History Month, Asian Cultural Festival, Valentine’s Day and more!

Join Pretend City for a month of new cultural celebrations, educational programming, and engaging art activities. February brings celebrations in honor of Black History Month, Asian Culture, Valentine's Day, President's Day and more. Plus, monthly infants-exclusive events, free health screenings, and family autism night. Join in on the fun!

Dates:
Sunday, February 2
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Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost:
$14

Family Flicks: The Great Muppet Caper in Los Angeles

Join the Hammer Museum for a free screening of The Great Muppet Caper. Reporting on a British jewel heist, intrepid journalists Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo settle in at the raucous Happiness Hotel in England and seek the victim of the theft. When Miss Piggy is framed for the crime, Kermit and company work to clear her name. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Parking, $7.

Dates:
Sunday, February 2 @ 11:00 am
Location:
The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost:
Free

Asian Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with dance, music and art from China, Vietnam and Korea. Dragon and lion dances by JC Culture will welcome in the new year.

Dates:
Sunday, February 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
Cost:
Free

Free Andell Family Sundays—The Art of Julie Mehretu at LACMA

February 2, 9, 16, and 23: Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection. Create memories together and have fun!

Dates:
Sunday, February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90036
Cost:
Free
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