Lunar New Year at the Huntington Feb. 1-2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108). Families can enjoy crowd-pleasing lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music and dance, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Admission is $29 for adults, $24 for seniors 65 and older, $24 for military personnel, $24 for students, $13 for children 4-11 years old, and free for children 4 and younger. For more information, click here.
Family Fun Night at the Y at Pasadena-Sierra Madre YMCA from 6-9 p.m. (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Don’t be frozen hearted and happily join the YMCA for a night of activites, food, fabulous prizes and Frozen-themed fun. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
Dr. Mel Talks Health: The Top 3 Myths About Cancer at Arcadia Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (388 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Hear Melanie Palomares, M.D., M.S., preventive oncologist and physician-founder of the Cancer Prevention Movement, talk about fact vs. fiction when it comes to cancer risks, screening, and prevention. A pre-registration ticket is $25 and at the door tickets are $30 each. For more information, click here.
Self-Defense Workshop at Arcadia County Park’s Main Building from 7-9:30 p.m. (405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006). Learn the fundamentals of striking, moving in a fight and ground escapes. Registration for the class is free. For more information, click here.
Lunar New Year Community Event at Westfield Santa Anita from 3-6 p.m. (400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). Westfield Santa Anita is hosting traditional lion dances, live performances, candy spinning, games, raffles, calligraphy demonstrations, retailer offers, and more. Check in at the Westfield Table for a red envelope and a free raffle ticket. Registration is free and will give you one free raffle ticket. For more information, click here.
Flavors of French Cuisine at Sauté Culinary Academy from 6-9 p.m. (150 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). Proper cooking techniques and bold flavors make up this night to remember. Tickets are $75. For more information, click here.
Exclusive Aztec Hotel Tour with Haunted by History at Aztec Hotel from 7-8:30 p.m. (311 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). Is it cursed? What famous people actually stayed there? Did it have a speakeasy? Join Bizarre Los Angeles’ Craig Owens, author of “Haunted by History Vol. 1,” for a rare look inside this legendary Monrovia landmark. The tour will visit numerous locations throughout the hotel, many that are not available to the public. The tour ends in the hotel bar for drinks specially created for the tour and lively discussion. Non-alcoholic options are available. Tickets are $35. For more information, click here.
21st Annual Los Angeles Black College Expo at Los Angeles Convention Center from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015). High school seniors and juniors and college transfer students meet one on one with top HBCUs and a variety of other colleges and universities and get answers right on the spot. Single tickets are $8. For more information, click here.
Ambiente Latin Party at Treehouse Rooftop Lounge from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. (686 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012). L.A.’s hottest DJs will play cumbia, bachata, Latin pop, merengue, reggaeton and more. Admission is $5 before 10:30 p.m. with RSVP. For more information, click here.
The Armistice Tea Dance at War Memorial Building- South Pasadena from 1:30-5:30 p.m. (435 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030). Civilian day wear and uniforms of any nation from the time of the First World War, 1914-18 are encouraged but not required. Music will be provided by Randy and the Whiz Bangs with Sheila Murphy-Nelson singing vocals. Dance instruction by Walter Nelson. Tickets are $35. For more information, click here.
Hello Critter Goat Yoga in Pasadena from 2:30-4 p.m. (Exact Pasadena address will be sent to ticket holders). Commune with friendly, adorable goats while participating in a lighthearted, all-levels yoga practice taught by certified yoga instructor Tina Lenert. Single prepaid tickets are $35 each. For more information, click here.
Pasadena Farmers’ Market at Victory Park from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (2575 Paloma St., Pasadena, CA 91107). Choose from fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and farm products. There will also be vendors offering jams, jellies, fish, and more. The market is cash only. For more information, click here.
Toad the Wet Sprocket at The Rose at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). While most will still feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, and “Fall Down”, fans will also be well familiar with tracks with lyrics that resonate for so many life milestones like “The Moment”, “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted” and so many more. Tickets range from $28-$68. For more information, click here.
Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival at Downtown’s Chinatown from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012). According to TimeOut, “East meets West as old meets new with food trucks for noshing, ping-pong for playing and a craft beer garden with local breweries for boozing. Families can also join in the action with kid-friendly face painting, storytelling and paper folding.” Admission is free but grandstand tickets are available. For more information, click here.
Valentine Brush Lettering Envelope at Whimsy Pasadena from 9-11 a.m. (40 Mills Place, Pasadena, CA 91105). Learn quick hand lettering and how to decorate envelopes with brush lettering and vintage stickers. Tickets are $60. For more information, click here.
Paint Nite at Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine from 7-9 p.m. (1856 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010). Master artist Lisa Christie will guide you through all the steps to go from blank canvas to fully finished painting in just two hours, all while you share laughs with your favorite people and maybe even a glass of wine or two. Tickets are $30. For more information, click here.
What to do with Chicken at Sauté Culinary Academy from 6-9 p.m. (150 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). In this class, you’ll learn many new ways to work with chicken and keep it from drying out, season and roast poultry to perfection, while learning to fabricate. Tickets are $75. For more information, click here.
An Evening with Ezra Klein at Aratani Theatre at 8 p.m. (244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012). Ezra Klein is the editor-at-large and cofounder of Vox, the award-winning explanatory news organization. In “Why We’re Polarized,” Klein reveals the structural and psychological forces behind America’s descent into division and dysfunction. Tickets range from $20 to $53. For more information, click here.
SGV Women’s Social Club Meet-and-Greet Coffee and Meeting at Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. (400 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007). Are you interested in meeting new people, making new friends, exploring well-known landmarks, and enjoying new activities? Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley, a social club, invites local women to attend their next general meeting. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
Safeguard Your Memories™ PM at Arcadia Chamber of Commerce from 6-9 p.m. (388 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Besides learning how to organize, easily find and privately share your digital images in ONE Digital Home, you’ll also learn how to complete quick, simple online photo books and gifts as well as how to convert outdated media (VHS tapes, slides, etc.) and digitize printed photos and photo albums. Tickets are $25. For more information, click here.
Current Health Trends in the Greater San Gabriel Valley at City of Hope Medical Center – Cooper Auditorium from 8:30-11 a.m. (1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010). This event will be an opportunity to hear about community health trends in the Greater San Gabriel Valley that surfaced during the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) conducted over the last 1-2 years by area nonprofit hospitals, along with some of the underlying social, structural and economic conditions that impact them. Hospitals are not able to address all these issues alone and invite other community members and partners to collaborate with them to craft strategies and solutions. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
Infamous Serial Killer Edition of Kahoot at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co. from 7-9 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). Test your knowledge of serial killers at this trivia night. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
The W Bar Annual Walkaround Champagne Tasting at Wing Hop Fung’s W Bar from 6-8:30 p.m. (400 S. Baldwin Ave. #2185, Arcadia, CA 91007). Some of the very best champagne brand ambassadors in town will be visit the W Bar to pour you an amazing array of sparklers, all from the Champagne region of France. This year will also feature a number of champagnes from some of the incredible up and coming smaller, grower producers. Tickets are $69. For more information, click here.
Superfine! Art Fair at Magic Box, Feb. 6-9 from 7-8 p.m. (1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007). Meet and connect with over 80 top local and global artists and join thousands of fellow art fans at the second annual Superfine! Art Fair in DTLA. A day pass is $15 without a drink and $30 with a drink. For more information, click here.