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Celebrate the Year of the Tiger this Weekend at the Huntington in San Marino

In Los Angeles County, one of the best places to celebrate the Lunar New Year is at the  Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. The Year of the Tiger family-friendly events on February 5-6 (Saturday and Sunday) will feature lion dancers, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, art and craft demonstrations. The events are free with admission.

The festivities will take place in the Chinese Garden and other performance spaces. Program highlights on Feb. 5 will include performances of scenes from The Peony Pavilion by Chinese Kwun Opera Society (at 11–11:20 a.m., 1–1:20 p.m.) in the Chinese Garden and Lion Dancers featuring Northern Shaolim Kung Fu (12:30–12:50 p.m., 3:30–3:50 p.m.) on the East Lawn near the Huntington Art Gallery.

Martial Arts
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn
10:30–10:50 a.m., 2:30–2:50 p.m.

 Lion Dancers at The Huntington’s Chinese New Year Festival in 2020 Photo: Willie Lu. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. 

Lion Dancers
Northern Shaolim Kung Fu
Huntington Art Gallery, East Lawn
12:30–12:50 p.m., 3:30–3:50 p.m.

Mask Changer (Bian Lian)
Wei Qi Zhong
Munger Research Center Plaza
11–11:20 a.m., 1–1:20 p.m., 3–3:20 p.m.

Chinese Opera: Scenes from The Peony Pavilion

Chinese Kwun Opera Society
Chinese Garden, Celebration Court
11–11:20 a.m., 1–1:20 p.m.

Calligraphy Demonstrations
Tang Qingnian
Chinese Garden, North Court
10 a.m.–noon, 2–4 p.m.

Wushu Tai Chi, including Sword, Spear, and Fan, with Taiko Drums
Guo Jie Tai Chi Academy
Dorothy Collins Brown Garden Lawn (outside Scott Galleries of American Art)
11–11:20 a.m., 1–1:20 p.m., 3–3:30 p.m.

Live Music
String and Bamboo Orchestra
Chinese Garden
11 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.

Brush Painting
Peifang Liang
Chinese Garden, North Court
11 a.m.–1 p.m., 2–4 p.m.

Chinese Floral Arts Displays
Rosa Zee, Chinese Floral Arts Foundation, USA Charter
Chinese Garden, Celebration Court
10 a.m–5 p.m.

Penjing and Viewing Stone Display
Southern Breeze Tree and Stone Society
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art Loggia
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Chinese New Year Festival Photo Experience
Create a photo keepsake and pose with lion dancers.
$10 set includes two 4-by-6-inch instant photos and a digital download.
Barth Entry Grove
Noon–4:30 p.m.

Programming is subject to change without notice. Advanced reservations are required. Capacity is limited.

Discounted admission is available to Route H passengers only. A “Route H proof of commute” voucher will be given to passengers upon arrival to The Huntington, and will be required at check-in to redeem advance tickets.

In accordance with the mandate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding masks, all visitors regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks indoors. (Children under age 2 are exempt.) Masks are strongly recommended outdoors in crowded settings. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108


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