Saturday January 25th is Chinese New Year. Welcome to the year of the rat. Activities and events are taking place throughout Pasadena to celebrate this festive occasion. Here are four:
USC Pacific Asia Museum Lunar New Year Festival
January 25th at 11:00 a.m.
Join the museum for their annual Lunar New Year festival celebrating the “Year of the Rat.” Visiting guests will gain free admission to the galleries, performances, art making workshops, food trucks and more.
For more information, visit pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu.
Caltech Chinese New Year Celebration ft. Wen Chen
January 25th from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Students, alumni and their guests are welcome to celebrate the Chinese New Year and learn about traditional Chinese attire from Caltech alumna Wen Chen (PhD ’00). The event will feature tea tasting, appetizers and a live performance of Chinese pipa music.
2:30 p.m. – Tea tasting, appetizers and live Chinese pipa performance
3:00 p.m. – Traditional Chinese attire (Wen Chen, PhD ’00)
For more information and to register, visit caltech.edu/events/cny-2020
The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival
February 1-2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens as the “Year of the Rat” begins. Families can enjoy crowd-pleasing lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music and dance, painting and calligraphy demonstrations, children’s activities and more. The festivities will take place in and around The Huntington’s beautiful Chinese Garden and other performance spaces. General admission required.
For more information, visit huntington.org/chinese-new-year-festival
Lunar New Year Community Event by Westfield Santa Anita
February 1st, 3-6 p.m.
Enjoy Traditional Lion Dances, Live Performances, Candy Spinning, Games, Raffles, Calligraphy Demonstrations, Retailer Offers, and More!
Join us for our annual Lunar New Year pinnacle event on February 1, 2020 from 3-6pm on Level 1 in Center Court!
Featuring Traditional Lion Dances, Live Performances, Candy Spinning, Games, Raffles, Calligraphy Demonstrations, Retailer Offers, and More! Check in at the Westfield Table for a red envelope and a free raffle ticket.
Visit the following website for more Lunar New Year Deals & Events: westfield.com/santaanita/events/all-events