Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Huntington – NBC Los Angeles
What there is to know
- Chinese New Year Festival at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
- Feb. 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Free with admission; reservations are required at the Huntington on weekends and holidays
Chinese New Year celebration: The beautiful Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Museum of Art and Botanical Gardens offers peaceful, contemplative respite, year-round, but when does Lunar New Year arrive? A host of convivial, hopeful and festive events take place, in a festive spirit, in the serene setting. the weekend festival is free with admission, but note that you will need to make an advance reservation with The Huntington. Once there, revelers will enjoy lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, opportunities to try delicious cuisine, traditional tunes played in an ethereal setting, and much more.
Free open house at LACMA: DJ sets, dance activations led by Culture Shock, and the excellent opportunity to experience “…an exhibition featuring 50 works by some of today’s most celebrated artists inspired by albums and songs from three decades of the Interscope catalog” sounds like a frankly fabulous way for a music aficionado to spend a Saturday afternoon. And This Afternoon ends at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on February 5. “Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined” is the exhibition at the center of the celebration. Participation is free but will require prior reservation (also study the health requirements before reserving your place).
Super Bowl Experience: The big game is still over a week away, but already snack specials, family-friendly amusement park announcements and other hut-hut events are taking place on the ground in southern California. One of the majors, starting February 5? it’s the Super Bowl experience presented by Lowe’s. The multi-day extravaganza, which will include player autograph opportunities, chances to take a snapshot with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and more, will land at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 5-6, and again from February 10 to 12. Tickets start at $20, and you’ll want to check everything before securing your entrance.
Tinseltown Drive-in: The weekend leading up to Valentine’s Day and the weekend following, several pop-up drive-ins will take place across Southern California, with Street Food Cinema landing at Santa Anita Park and Cinespia heading to the Greek Theater. If you can’t wait to embark on a story as you sit in your vehicle, with the snacks you brought along and maybe a cozy blanket too, watch the Hollywood Legionwhich shows “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on February 5, then, later in the evening, “The Brilliant” (so, of course: this blanket might be a good idea, to stave off those snow chills). The Hollywood Legion moves indoors on Valentine’s Day, by the way, with a screening of “Love Actually.”
Ice cream for breakfast day: If you know your famous foodie holiday, you surely know what adds flavor and fun to the first Saturday in February, every year. It’s party time when we’re invited to eat a bowl of ice cream for our morning meal, if that’s our thing, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams gets into the thick of things in 2022. The company is aiming for a world record , of the most people eating ice cream for breakfast (there are hashtags and ways to share your frosty achievement, if you do), and a delicious giveaway too: one winner will win a free ice cream for a year. Details on the February 4 lark? Take your spoon and start here.