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February 2020

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

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: A Musical Adaptation in Costa Mesa

Go on a thrilling musical adventure filled with magic, mystery and fantastical creatures! Young Minli’s poor village desperately needs good fortune. So she sets out on a quest to find The Old Man in the Moon, who holds all the answers to life’s questions. Adapted from the best-selling book based on Chinese folklore.

Dates:
Friday, February 7
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Location:
South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

Guided Tidepool Hikes at Ocean Institute

Join the Ocean Institute for a tidepool hike led by one of their expert naturalists! The hike will take you into the rocky Marine Conservation Area located directly behind the Ocean Institute. Families can explore the area and search for snails, crabs, sea stars, and other animals that make the tidepools their home.  

Dates:
Saturday, February 8
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA

SouthBay LunarFest at Del Amo Fashion Center

Kick off the Year of the Rat at the first annual "Southbay Lunar Fest". The event will host over 75 food and merchandise vendors, live performances, and fun Lunar surprises. Enjoy Lion Dancers, Chinese instrument orchestra, and the Shaolin Kung Fu. Cosplay Contest. 

Dates:
Saturday, February 8 - Sunday, February 9
Location:
Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 Carson St.
Torrance, 90503
Cost:
$4 – $5

Capture the King Tide Nature Walk in Dana Point

Join the Ocean Institute to learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist for the California King Tide Project.

Dates:
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Location:
Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA
Cost:
$5

Chocolate Festival in Long Beach

February 8: This sweet event has something for all members of the family. Admission is free with tickets for 12 tastings costing $10. 

Dates:
Saturday, February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Belmont Shore, 2nd Street
Belmont Shore, 90803
Cost:
$10

Bulldog Beauty Contest in Long Beach

February 9: WOOF! Contestants ranging in age from four months to 17 years are expected to again travel to Long Beach to compete for the coveted titles to join Haute Dog Pageants  for their 16th Annual Bulldog Beauty Contest.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9
Location:
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
Cost:
$5 – $20

Sunday Circle for Special Needs Children in Newport Beach

Sunday Circle is a monthly event for the children, volunteers and staff of The Friendship Circle to come together for a variety of entertainment, recreation and enrichment activities such as music, art, sports, and dance sessions.

Dates:
Sunday, February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Location:
Bonita Creek Park, 3010 La Vida
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Cost:
Free

A Wrinkle in Time in Anaheim

This delightful, wildly theatrical adaptation brings Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed story magically to life. Plus, enjoy photos and autographs after each performance. Great for the entire family (recommended for age 4+).

Dates:
Friday, February 14
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Location:
Chance Theatre, 5522 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim,
Cost:
$24
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