This weekend has it all: outdoor spots reopening, Valentine’s Day activities for the whole family, Black History Month classes and Year of the Ox virtual events. What will be your favorite?

Frozen II at the Drive In
Head to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for a drive-in movie with your family. Purchase your ticket in advance and don’t forget the popcorn. Sat. Event details

Year of the Ox with Oakland Asian Cultural Center
OACC is proud to bring our signature Lunar New Year Celebration in virtual format to our Oakland Chinatown neighborhood and our broader communities. Enjoy educational presentations, interactive workshops, and children’s story time, all from the comfort of your home. Feb. 12-19. Event details

Virtual Community Day: Lunar New Year
Celebrate Lunar New Year with SJMA. We’re kicking-off the Year of the Ox with artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, and live performances! Virtually gather and watch with your family and friends. Sat. Event details

Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo
Come and enjoy this wildly illuminating lantern festival! This brand-new, family-friendly experience features hundreds of larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo, storytelling the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo’s commitment to conservation. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
The 34-acre UC Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with over 10,000 types of plants including many rare and endangered species. The Garden includes a major collection of California native plants as well as plants from around the world. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit the Presidio’s New Marshland & Trail
Visitors can enjoy an up-close experience of nature along an elevated pedestrian bridge and trail that winds through the marsh. Native salt marsh and riparian plants grown at Presidio Nursery create an extraordinary habitat for fish, crabs, and oysters. Bring your binoculars, Quartermaster Reach is a great place for birding. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Check Out the Ladybug Migration
The ladybugs arrive every fall at Redwood Regional Park and it’s a great hike for the kids Follow map to Skyline Gate Staging Area parking lot. Take the Stream Trail about 1.5 miles just past Prince Trail junction and you’ll see a sign on the right. Ladybugs are all there, usually through February. Daily. Event details.

Visit “Entwined” in Golden Gate Park
An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, will honor Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. Fri.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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