Lunar New Year Celebrations
Lunar New Celebration – Join members of the Chinese and greater Bay Area community to kick off the Year of the Dog that includes traditional crafts, displays and performances at this special two-day celebration. Sat. And Sun., Feb. 17-18. 12-4pm. Included with admission of $14-$15. Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose.
Around the World in Two Hours – Drop by for arts, crafts and snacks that celebrate and highlight the diversity of people and cultures around the world. Each month will feature a unique theme bringing a global experience. This month honors Lunar New Year. Fri., Feb. 16. 3:30-5:30pm. FREE. Village Square Branch Library, 4001 Evergreen Village Square, San Jose.
Lunar New Year – The San Jose library invites children ages 3 and up to welcome the Year of the Dog with a story, crafts and fun. Fri., Feb. 16. 4pm. FREE. Almaden Branch Library, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose.
Celebration & Quasi-Parade – Celebrate the Lunar New Year with entertainment from 10am-12pm – including a lion dance and martial arts, acrobatics and more – followed by a sidewalk parade at 12pm. Sun., Feb. 4. FREE. Albany Twin Theatre, 1115 Solano Ave. 510-527-5358.
OMCA Lunar New Year – This 17th annual event welcomes the Year of the Dog with adoptable dogs on site, visits with live farm animals and an array of Asian traditions in arts, crafts, food, demonstrations, live music, dance and martial arts. Sun., Feb. 25. 12-4:30pm. $15.95 adults, $10.95 students/seniors, $6.95 ages 9-17, children ages 8 and under FREE. Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. 510-318-8459.
Contra Costa County
Lion Dance! – The San Francisco-based Lion Dance Me group will give a special presentation in honor of the Year of the Dog with an acrobatic dance performance, event blessing, releasing of scrolls, photo opportunities and treats. Please sign up at the library. Fri., Feb. 23. 6pm. FREE. Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Community Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd. 415-830-5363.
Chinese New Year Celebration – Join Leung’s White Crane Lion Dancers to celebrate the Lunar New Year with performances, fun activities and more. Mon., Feb. 26. 6:30pm. FREE. Martinez Library, 740 Court St. 925-646-9900.
CAASC Chinese New Year – The Chinese American Association of Solano County presents its annual festivities including an authentic Chinese meal, traditional Chinese Lion Dance, cultural performances, scholarship presentation, raffle prizes and recognition of outstanding community contributors. Sat., March 3. Call or check website for ticket information. Yin Ranch, 6319 Pleasants Valley Road, Vacaville. 707-451-0130.
SF, Marin & Peninsula
Bay Area Discovery Museum Chinese New Year Celebration – Watch lion dancers, eat Chinese food, observe professional calligraphers and more. This event is presented in partnership with the Marin Chinese Cultural Association. Mon., Feb. 19. Check website for times. Included with admission: $14.95. Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900.http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org
Asian Art Museum Lunar New Year – Celebrate the Year of the Dog with activities. Check website for details. Sun., Feb. 18. 10:30am-4pm. Included with admission: $20 adults, $15 youth 13-17, under 13 and SFUSD students FREE. 200 Larkin St. 415-581-3500.
Redwood City Lunar New Year Celebration – Ring in the Year of the Dog with lion dancers, Red Panda acrobats, martial arts, kids’ arts and crafts and more. Sat., Feb. 24. 11am-4pm. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway.