This weekend incorporates some of the best things about living in Los Angeles: Lots of celebrations along with just plain fun. Kick off the Lunar New Year, transform into a monster, discover why volcanoes are explosive, and eat some popcorn in honor of National Popcorn Day. Not too shabby for a couple of days at the end of the week. Scroll below for the rest of our weekend must-dos.
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Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure! Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. With over 500 active volcanoes, Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation and the story of us. With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter as your guide, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as you discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience on our 7-story IMAX screen! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
LA Art Show
The LA Art Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center. As the city (and west coast’s) largest art fair, and one of the most diversely programmed in the world, the LA Art Show features an encyclopedic lineup of exhibitors not only in contemporary and modern art, but also classical and other specialized art scenes that often command their own dedicated shows. For its 24th year, the LA Art Show will focus especially on programming from the Pacific Rim. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Go further into the ocean’s depths than ever before. Travel beneath the surface in this 3D oceanic adventure, narrated by Kate Winslet. Explore a vast uncharted world of vibrant coral cities, enchanted underwater forests, and deep waters. Oceans 3D tells untold stories of the sea’s most astonishing creatures. Swim along leaping dolphins, sea otters, sharks, whales, and sea turtles. Dive around coral reef ecosystems, and journey to the depths of the ocean floor and find some of the most extreme and most exotic animals ever discovered. It’s the last chance to see before this film leaves NHM Jan. 31. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Be a Monster Day
*Scurry Scurry* *Slither Slither* what’s that sound? Why they’re monsters and they’re at the Zimmer! Which monsters? Why you of course! Come on down to the Zimmer where we are unleashing the beast within! We’ll be making masks and developing our “inner Monster” through a variety of fun sound and movement games. Start practicing your growls! Sun. Event details.
8th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
The eighth annual celebration, “Happy Chinese New Year, Charming Jing-Jin-Ji,” will be held at the historic Saban Theatre. The event will included 14 traditional acts such as: Chinese Peking Opera and Peking Opera Fashion Show performed by the Beijing Liangxiang Culture, Chinese folk dance performed by the Beijing Song and Dance Troupe; Chinese martial arts performed by the Tianjin Wushu Regiment; folk music performed by the Tianjin Folk Orchestra and acrobatics performed by the Hebei Acrobatic Troupe. Sat. Event details.
Mista Cookie Jar Mini-Concert
LA-based “kindie rocker” Mista Cookie Jar, brings his urban-island-folky-rock-&-roll sounds to Children’s Book World. Blending a background in creative writing, poetry and hip-hop production, his music, regularly featured on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live!, oozes positivity and love. Settle in as Mista Cookie Jar serenades the crowd with his “stars and moon” steel guitar, mixing a rock star excitement with the warmth of family music. Bubbles will end the show. Sun. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Disneyland Resort rings in the Year of the Pig this Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park! During the 24 days of this multicultural celebration, you can experience exciting live entertainment and musical performances, including an enhanced “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” fun-filled arts and crafts, beautiful décor, delicious cuisine and themed merchandise for the whole family. Even the Three Little Pigs join in the fun with a rare appearance. Discover a touch of Disney magic as you experience Asian culture through inspired food, music and entertainment. New this year is the Sip and Savor pass, available for any guest to purchase if they wish to get the best value as they taste their way through the festive Asian marketplaces. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Pop, pop, pop! Today is National Popcorn Day at Pretend City! Pop on over to the museum and take part in popcorn themed activities, enjoy a popcorn snack, and create popcorn art. It’s also Homeschool Day! Fri. Event details.
Topanga Vintage Market
With 170 vintage vendors, dozens of local artisans, great food trucks and live music, it’s a wonderful place to spend treasure hunting on a beautiful fall day in LA. Find gorgeous antiques, vintage clothing, tableware, collectibles, antiques, jewelry and the most unique, personal artisan goods plus thousands of things you’ve never even heard of, just for fun. Sun. Event details.
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