Feel good February (that is a thing right?) kicks off with Fri. night disco parties, an interactive LEGO exhibit, the annual free-for-all museum access (check the listing to see which museums are participating) and an adorable performance of Winnie the Pooh for kids aged 4 to 104. Check out the rest of our weekend picks below.

photo: The Autry Museum via Facebook

Los Angeles

The Craft Contemporary Shop presents a special pop-up featuring locally made men’s accessories from Pocket Square Clothing and handcrafted jewelry curated by Ryze Project. Give a meaningful gift that your valentine will adore for years to come. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Kids DJ, Music, Lights, Games, Bubbles, Karaoke & sometimes Character Performers! Great way to End the Week with your little ones!  For ALL Ages! Check out our Friday Night Bites menu. SNOOKNUK Members are free. Fri. Event details.

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” in theaters nationwide Feb. 8, reunites the heroes of “The LEGO Movie” in an all-new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. For a limited time, fans of all ages can experience the fun, action and laughs early by immersing themselves in a unique LEGO interactive. The 6,000-square-foot, fully enclosed, one-of-a-kind space will feature 40 minutes’ worth of interactive adventures, surprises and photo ops inspired by scenes and characters from the new film. Admission is free. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

It’s the annual ‘Museums Free-For-All’ weekend when a host of the coolest museums in the world (right here in our backyard) open their doors wide and invite visitors free of charge. The museums run the gamut of art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science. Be sure to check the website for which days and which museums are participating, and if timed ticket reservations are required. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Burbank

Circus Vargas delivers nonstop thrills guaranteed to enchant Children of all Ages! Death-defying acrobats, daredevils, flying trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, clowns, motorcycles and much, much, more! Always fun for the entire family! Join us for a swashbuckling circus spectacular and discover a world of pure circus magic under the Big Top, where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Shake Shack has opened its newest Los Angeles location in Burbank. The critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever). This is the first Los Angeles location to serve Chick’n Bites! Sat. Event details.

Universal

Lunar New Year takes place within Universal Plaza, located at the heart of the theme park, and is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. The centerpiece of the Lunar New Year festivities will feature DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop is back by popular demand to serve up delicious culturally-themed food such as Po’s Dumplings, Dragon Warrior Bao, Oogway Eggrolls and Secret Ingredient Stir Fry Noodles o Mr. Ping himself will be on hand to interact with guests and take memorable souvenir photos.​ Global pop icon Hello Kitty will step out in style, wearing her signature red bow and specially-designed Lunar New Year attire and a Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON will greet guests at the entry of the festivities and more! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Westside

Winnie the Pooh
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. Based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated film, this musical comedy is the perfect show for young theatergoers ages 4 – 104. Parking is free at the Venice Family Clinic at 2509 Pico Blvd. There is one intermission and the cast will sign autographs at the end of the show! Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Pasadena

One of the most beautiful spots in the State is right in our backyard, at the Huntington Gardens & Library.  It’s got a fabulous (and wet!) kids area, beautiful gardens for strolling through, a tasty tea house, a world-class art collection – in short, it’s a perfect place to spend the day exploring with kids. It’s also not cheap, something parents (with little ones who may tantrum and have to leave at any second) often steer clear of. However, every first Thursday, the Garden is free – you just have to request a ticket in advance. And today’s the day (the first of the month) that you can reserve your tickets for next month’s free day! Reservations are accepted beginning at 9 a.m., and they go fast. Fri. Event details.

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—Andie Huber

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