Friday, February 15, 2013

2013 Chinese New Year Festival Events in Los Angeles

1st Annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Westfield Santa Anita
400 S. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia
February 23rd from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The event kicks off with a special lion dance that will travel through the mall, bringing good fortune to all the shoppers and stores. Other activities taking place on The Promenade include a children's art display and craft table, live calligraphy painting, and a Year of the Snake photo booth. There will also be live entertainment featuring traditional Chinese and Taiwanese Aboriginal music and dance performances.

12th Annual Lantern Festival  at Chinese American Museum
425. N Los Angeles St, Downtown Los Angeles
March 2 from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Chinese American re-creation of a traditional village street fair featuring brilliant lantern displays, exciting musical, acrobatic and lion dance performances, enriching arts and crafts booths, and to cap off the evening,and to cap off the evening, a spirited glow-in-the-dark silver dragon stage performance to delight our senses!  Event-goers can try their hand at lantern-making, Chinese-opera style face painting, kite-building, Chinese paper-cutting, Origami, Chinese calligraphy, string-knotting, and much more! Free admission.

114th Annual Chinese New Year Festival
943-952 N. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles
February 16 & February 17 starting at 12:00 PM
Spectacular floats, decked-out cars, dancers and bands as they parade down the heart of Chinatown. Participate in breaking the world record for paper folding to create a large snake sculpture; listen to live music while enjoying local beers from the craft beer garden curated by Eagle Rock Brewery; take in one or several cultural workshops; watch cultural acts from Chinese performers; shop at the LA Craft Experience artist market and at local Chinatown merchants; and nosh on treats from a gourmet food trucks and nearby Chinatown restaurants. 

Celebrate 2013 Lunar New Year at Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way, Glendale
February 16
 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Enjoy arts & crafts and entertainment including a Chinese Lion Dance, Korean Fan Dance, Taiping Drums and other special performances. 

Chinese New Year Festival 2013 at Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
February 16 & February 17 from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Visitors can experience the beauty of Chinese music, dance, and culture as the arrival of the Year of the Snake is celebrated at a Chinese New Year festival.  All activities are included with general admission.

China’s Three Tenors at Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E. Green Street, Pasadena
February 17 from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Dai Yuqiang, Wei Song and Warren Mok are known as China’s Three Tenors. Their concerts have been credited with making Chinese culture accessible to the West. $38.00 - $128.00

Junior Dragon Feast: Chinese New Year 2013
3048 Fletcher Drive, Atwater
February 24 at 7:30 PM

Achievement, technological advances, and of course good food. On the fifteenth and final day of Chinese New Year 2013, come celebrate with us!  You'll enjoy an Urban Dinner Socials traditional-but-vegan meal and go home with a Chinese lantern in honor of the last day of the new year. Dinner to be held indoors due to winter weather. Enjoy foyer dining or dinner theatrics in the kitchen! $25.00 ($20.00 pre-sale price ends Wed. Feb, 20)
Tickets at the door $40.00.

The Great Chinatown Hunt
Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles

February 17 at 11:00 AM
Get ready for a clue-solving adventure. Search for clues throughout this lively neighborhood of contrasts: discover ancient traditions alongside experimental art; explore picturesque alleyways and traditional temples, bustling shops and hidden courtyards. You'll also be sent on two challenging Mini-Quests, where you must successfully complete a series of unique tasks to win extra bonus points. Discover the sights, smells and sounds of Asia...all right here in Los Angeles! This hunt is moderately challenging. $35.00 per person.

Year of the Snake Celebration Dinner at WP24
900 W. Olympic Blvd, Downtown Los Angeles
February 10- February 24
10-course prix fixe menu for $180.00 per person.

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