Lunar New Year Celebrations
CDM Lunar New Celebration – Kick off the Year of the Pig with calligraphic art, lion dances and more. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 2-3. 12-4pm. $14-15. Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way.
Celebrating Lunar New Year – A special, 45-minute program by the International Performing Arts of America featuring children and adult dancers in beautiful costumes. Sat., Feb. 16. 1:30-2:15pm. Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave.
Community Day – The San Jose Museum of Art welcomes the Year of the Pig with art-making activities, cultural demonstrations and live performances. Sat., Feb. 16. 11am-5pm. FREE. 110 S. Market St., San Jose.
Golden State Youth Orchestra Lunar New Year Performance – A special concert with the Senior Symphony, the Sinfonietta Orchestra and the California Youth Chinese Symphony. Sat., Feb. 9. 4pm. $25-35. Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
Palo Alto City Library – Lion dancing, martial arts demonstration, crafts and snacks are on the menu at this all-day celebration. Sat., Feb. 16. 10am-9pm. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Santana Row Celebration – Enjoy live music and Dragon and Lion dances and other cultural performances and activities for kids. Sat., Feb. 23. 1-3pm. Santana Row Park, 3055 Olin Ave., San Jose.
Lunar New Year Storytime & Craft — Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a special storytime and a pig lantern craft. For ages 7 and up. Check website for event at other library branches through Feb. 15. Fri., Feb. 1. 3-4pm. Willow Glen Branch Library, 1154 Minnesota Ave., San Jose.
SF, Marin & Peninsula
Bay Area Discovery Museum Lunar New Year Celebration – Enjoy lantern making, calligraphy and Chinese games as well as performances by the Marin Chinese Cultural Association Lion Dance Team, China Dance School, Gu Zheng musicians and 10,000 Victories Kung Fu School. Mon., Feb. 18. 9am-4pm. Included with admission: $15.95. Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900.
Asian Art Museum Lunar New Year Celebration – Celebrate the Year of the Pig with dancers, musicians and storytellers. Sun., Feb. 17. 10:30am-4pm. Included with admission: $15 adults, $10 youth 13-17, under 13 FREE. 200 Larkin St. 415-581-3500.
Chinese New Year: Foods and Traditions – Teens and adults are invited to this history lesson and cooking demonstration. Mon., Feb. 4. 6-7:30pm. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. 650-330-2500.
Redwood City Lunar New Year Celebration – See lion dancers, martial artists, taiko drummers and other performers to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Kids are invited to make arts and crafts at the San Mateo History Museum. Sat., Feb. 9. 11am-4pm. FREE. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St.
Fairyland Lunar New Year – Celebrate the Year of the Pig with special puppet shows, arts and crafts, and more. Feb. 2-3. 11am-4pm. $12. Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland.
Lunar New Year Celebration – Join the Oakland Museum of California for its 18th annual Lunar New Year celebration, a fortune-filled family-friendly event to welcome in the Year of the Pig. Sun., Feb. 10. 12-4:30pm. $15.95 adults, $6.95 ages 9-17, members and 8 and under FREE. 1000 Oak St.
Contra Costa County
Chinese New Year Crafts – Teens and tweens ages 10-18 can celebrate Chinese culture and the Year of the Pig with crafts such as paper cutting, paper lanterns and more. Mon., Feb. 4. 3:30-4:30pm. FREE. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. 510-526-7512.
Lion Dance – Join Leung’s White Crane Lion Dancers to celebrate the Lunar New Year with thunderous drumming and the awe-inspiring Lion Dance to bring luck and happiness. Tue., Feb. 12. 5-5:30pm. FREE. Danville Library, 400 Front St. 925-314-3750.
CAASC Chinese New Year – The Chinese American Association of Solano County will present 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., Feb. 16. 5-8pm. Call or check website for ticket information. 6319 Pleasants Valley Road, Vacaville. 707-451-0130.