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6 Fun Things To Do In Los Angeles With Kids This Weekend

This weekend, there’s more happening than just the Super Bowl. Attend a Lunar New Year festival, celebrate reading, create a Valentine’s Day craft, and more.

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Photo courtesy Pasadena Museum of California Art, © Susan Wang

Children’s Workshop: Textural Watercolor
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Children will gain inspiration from the exhibit In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the California Coast Culture and create their own painting of an ideal beach day. All ages are welcome to participate in this special program on Saturday, February 4th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Children can experiment by mixing watercolors and can also include sand in their painting to add texture to their creation. The program is included with general admission. (Children 12 and younger are always free; adult admission is $7).

Disney Reads Day
Disney Store at the Glendale Galleria
1152 Galleria Way, Glendale, CA 91210

The 2nd Annual Disney Reads Day comes to the Disney Store at the Glendale Galleria on Saturday, February 4th. The opening ceremony begins at 9:45 and will feature a Disney “Royal Guest of Honor.” After that, the festivities continue with the store opening at 10:00 am and includes story times (featuring celebrity readers) happening the rest of the day. Disney Reads Day is a part of “The Magic of Storytelling” which encourages families to read together and establish a lifelong love of reading in kids. And with every book that is purchased, Disney will donate a new book to a child in need.

Disney Reads Day
Barnes and Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Barnes and Noble invites kids to participate in Disney Reads Day on Saturday, February 4th at 11:00 am. The store will be hosting a special children’s story time featuring popular Disney stories. In addition, there will be special related activities as well as giveaways (including stickers, bookmarks, and mini-posters) while supplies last.

Kids Workshop: Valentines Photo Box
Home Depot
several locations including
5040 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, kids can create a special Valentine-themed photo box at Home Depot stores on Saturday, February 4th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Children will be able to build the photo box, paint it, and decorate it with stickers. Upon completion of the craft, children will receive a certificate of completion, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). The workshop is free; registration is available online.

Chinese New Year Festival
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1511 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108

The Huntington is celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with food, lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, music, and much more. Check the website for a schedule of events. The Festival is included in The Huntington’s general admission ($25 for adults, $10 for children 4-11, children under 4 are free).

Chinese New Year Festival
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Bowers Museum on Sunday, February 5th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Families will enjoy a Lion Dance, traditional Chinese music and dance performances, art demonstrations, and hands-on projects. Santa Ana residents receive free admission on this day; ticket information is available online.



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