- Traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) performance by Kodama Taiko
- Candy sculpture demonstrations by Shinobu “Shan the Candyman” Ichiyanagi
- Interactive storytimes
- Souvenir photos by cre8tive outlets
- Fun crafts and origami-inspired by Oshogatsu and Year of the Dragon
- Scavenger hunt for prizes
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2024 Oshogatsu Family Festival—Year of the Dragon:
Continue your creative medium exploration at the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center by registering for one of eight classes for children ages 6 to 17 years. Experiment with painting, coding, origami, photography, ceramics, and more! All materials are included within each course. Registration for five weeks of winter art classes begins February 10, 2024, at 9:00 am till 12:00 pm. Classes will be held February 17th to March 16th, 2024. For more information and to sign up please visit 8642…
Explore living collections of orchids and camellias, a botanical conservatory, a fragrant rose garden, a children’s garden, and more, in 16 themed gardens spread over 120 acres. All visitors, including members, must reserve tickets online in advance. Open Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Closed on Tuesdays
In 1943 Duke Ellington performed for the first time the symphony Black, Brown and Beige at Carnage Hall. Ellington described it as, “a parallel to the history of the American Negro”. The title of the symphony referred to the mistaken assertion that African-Americans can be categorized by a single color. In his tittle, Ellington was highlighting an experience that was broad in spectrum and experience. Conversely, Latinos also share the same generalizations as African- Americans as evidenced by the various…
Renowned American artist Betye Saar’s large-scale work Drifting Toward Twilight—recently commissioned by The Huntington—is a site-specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds. “Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight” transforms an entire room in the Scott Galleries into what the artist calls a “cocoon-like environment.” The walls are painted in an oceanic blue gradient, featuring a poem by Saar and phases of the moon.…
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice considers Black image making as a site of protest, contestation, affirmation, and possibility. At CAAM, Fazlalizadeh will present a series of portraits of Black Angelenos wheat-pasted across the atrium’s monumental walls. Based on photographs and conversations that took place this spring while the artist was living in Los Angeles, the portraits ask how safety is inferred, built, and felt for the city’s Black residents.