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Eat authentic Asian food, shop at 250 booths, watch lion dancers and colorful traditional dancers, and see Kung Fu demonstrations at Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival.
Celebrating Year of the Rat! Activities at the Festival site will draw participants to feast their senses with cultural performances, Artisans, culinary offerings of Chinatown, LA’s gourmet food trucks; cooking demonstrations; and Live Music!
This seasonal event commemorates the presentation of Baby Jesus in the Temple. Participants may join the procession and bring an elaborately dressed doll to be blessed. Best dressed doll winners will receive a prize.
The Grier Musser Museum hosts its annual Valentine’s Day Party, featuring antique valentines, teddy bears, kewpie dolls, and other valentine items on display. There will be guided tours and refreshments. Please call for reservations.
Grand Park celebrates Lovers Rock and transforms the 12-acre urban oasis with mood lighting and curated music into the premier date spot for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget.
The Aquarium of the Pacific presents a Valentine’s Day-themed Night Dive, an adults-only event featuring live performances, hands-on science activities, lectures and other special programming, and food and drink for an 18-and-over crowd. Discover the Aquarium at night, and explore its galleries in a new way, with DJs and local artists creating an eclectic ambiance.
This celebration includes fun for the whole family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady look-alikes. Hot dogs and other all-American food will be available for purchase. This event is free. Regular Museum admission will apply to visit the Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion.
Each year, the Los Angeles Lantern Festival is presented by the Chinese American Museum and culminates the Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy the music, dance performances, martial arts, magicians, food trucks, arts and crafts booths, and a spectacular lighted dragon finale.
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, pink, orange, violet, and more). The festival, promises dance, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, and cuisine.
Everyone who attends is welcome to join this annual march through town. There will be bagpipers and even mariachis, storytellers, and stilt walkers, followed by a free raffle and live music. Meet in front of the Madrid Theatre.