Three cool events at The Huntington for early February.
By Jonathan Ong
1- Chinese New Year Festival
Sat.–Sun., Feb. 4–5
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rabbit during The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival. This family-friendly event features lion dancers, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, music, art and craft demonstrations, and more. Festivities take place in and around the Chinese Garden and other performance spaces:
- Lion dancers by Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
- Mask changing (Bian Lian) by Wei Qi Zhong
- Martial arts performances by the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
- Chinese Floral Arts Displays
- Calligraphy demonstrations by artist Tang Qingnian
- Chinese dining specials at the Red Car coffee shop, 1919 Cafe, and Jade Court Cafe
- Food trucks, including Dina’s Dumplings, The Tropic Truck, Pinch of Flavor, Ghostix, Coffee a Go Go, and Drizzle
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2- 49th Annual Camellia Show
Sat.–Sun., Feb. 11–12
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hundreds of gorgeous blooms compete for top honors at The Huntington’s 49th Annual Camellia Show. View the exhibits and get expert tips on care and cultivation. Make a day of it by exploring acres of blooming camellias in the gardens. Free with general admission. Advance reservations required.
Free with general admission; advance reservations required.
3- Music in the Chinese Garden
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Garden of Flowing Fragrance comes alive every Wednesday afternoon with traditional Chinese music. A different solo musician performs each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments, including the dizi 笛子, pipa 琵琶, and erhu 二胡
Free with general admission
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