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Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Date
February 17
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
https://culturela.org/programs-and-initiatives/131626-2/
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DCA’s Performing Arts Division is delighted to present the Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration beginning February 3 to March 3, 2024. Launched in 2023, the Lunar New Year Celebration program expands this year to nine events. The festivities include Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese culturally-specific events across the City of Los Angeles. Celebratory performances include cultural dance, food and arts festivals, film screenings, street fairs, parades, story-telling, and spoken-word. We invite you, your family, and friends to participate in these joyous community gatherings.This year’s Lunar New Year events are as follows:

10th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lunar New Year Celebration

Port of Los Angeles, 301 S. Avalon Wilmington, CA 90744 The celebration features cultural entertainment, crafts, petting zoo, and firework finale. Saturday, February 3, 2024 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival

Vietnamese Association of San Fernando Valley, 7245 Corbin Avenue, Winnetka, CA, 91306The celebration features performers, lion dancers, and free food. Saturday, February 3, 2024 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Family Village Celebration

Northridge Park Child Care Resource Center, 10058 Reseda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 91325 The celebration includes music and dance performances, children’s activities, and storytelling. Sunday, February 11, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

125th Annual Golden Dragon Parade

Chinatown Central Plaza, 823 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 The annual parade showcases floats, festivities, and performers as the parade winds through Chinatown. Saturday, February 17, 2024 1:00 p.m.

Lunar New Year Block Party

Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91601 The party hosts performers, food trucks, and traditional Korean Lunar New Year games. Saturday, February 24, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Firecracker Run

Chinatown, 943 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 Performers will provide entertainment. Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dragon Stories

Chinatown, 900 N. Broadway #1090, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Featuring traditional Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese storytelling. Sunday, February 25, 2024 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Short Film Festival

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Featuring short films by Asian filmmakers. Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Night Market

Koreatown Plaza, 928 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006 A celebration featuring food, live performers and other surprises. Sunday, March 3, 2024 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Please note: All events are free and open to the public. For updates and more information, please email: dca-perform@lacity.org.

Location

Various locations
Los Angeles, CA United States

Upcoming Events

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Live Streaming, Sun Valley Branch Library, 7935 Vineland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 91352 United States
Free

Book Club for Middle-Grade Readers

Middle-grade readers are invited to participate in our fun monthly book discussions. This month, we will be reading Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson. Award-winning author Amina Luqman-Dawson pens a lyrical, accessible historical middle-grade novel about two enslaved children’s escape from a plantation and the many ways they find freedom.   Free with RSVP please e-mail Ms. Ashley at akagan@lapl.org for the Zoom login information.

February 24 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Avenue
Canoga Park, 91303 United States
Free

Bailamos- A Canoga Park Dance Showcase

Bailamos in Canoga Park will showcase the participants of the dance workshop with performances from professional dancers as well. Canoga Park Youth Arts will be displaying dance inspired art work. A Canoga Park Library representative will also be in attendance with a booth to get the community members interested in their programs as well. This dance event will be held at Canoga Park Community Center for the public to enjoy. Please RSVP at ramachorro@yahoo.com / the event is free/

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art in the Park, 5568 Via Marisol Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Community Arts

Community Arts is held outside in Hermon Park most Saturdays. Join us in exploring the arts, from puppets to painting. Let’s keep each other healthy, please stay home if you feel unwell or have any potential Covid symptoms. If the weather is extreme due to high heat or rain, Community Arts will be canceled.

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February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hollyhock House, 4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free – $7

Hollyhock House Tours

Experience the interior of Hollyhock House at your own pace with a self-guided tour. Docents are on hand to provide information and answer questions. Guidebooks are also available for visitors to use in the house. Tickets on sale now through January. Tickets for February will be released in December. If it says NO EVENTS on the purchasing calendar that indicates tours are sold out for that date or Hollyhock House is closed. Questions? Email hollyhockhouse@lacity.org.

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Aki’s Market: Japanese American National Museum

Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market is inspired by Akira and Sachiye Shiraishi’s small neighborhood market (1957–1970) in East Los Angeles. Created by artist Glenn Akira Kaino (Akira’s grandson and namesake), the exhibition explores the transgenerational trauma from the World War II Japanese American incarceration experience through the stories of Kaino, his family, and the community. It is also an interrogation of the American practice of displacement—collapsing almost 100 years of cultural subjugation into a spiritual, exploratory space from which the building…

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