Photo courtesy of The Huntington
Photo courtesy of The Huntington

Things To Do in LA this Weekend with Kids: Golden Dragon Parade, Otter Bowl, Lunar New Year

Not to bowl you over with too much information, but this weekend is sure to be super. It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a rat!

Yes, Lunar New Year is in full swing all over the Southland. Don't let its ratty reputation dissuade you from what is sure to be a golden, nay, a magical weekend.

Call me a dork, but the new year has me brimming with optimism as I see all the opportunities that lie ahead. It makes me want to sing out (and maybe sing happy birthday). We've learned to defy gravity and reach the stars. Of course, we give thanks to those who helped us get there.

Don't be a rat, keep reading for our most golden picks for the weekend.

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

New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Morgan-Wixson Theatre
2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Thorne Hall, Occidental College
Thorne Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Dodger Stadium - Parking Lot 1
1000 Elysian Park Aven
Los Angeles, CA

Home Depot - All Locations
5600 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Hill Street
Start: Hill and Ord Streets; End: Broadway and Cesar Chavez
Los Angeles, CA

Central Plaza
943-951 N Broadway
Los Angeles , CA 90012

Moorpark Teaching Zoo
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Columbia Memorial Space Center
12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242

Westfield Santa Anita
400 S. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Bob Baker Marionette Theatre
4949 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA , CA 90042

Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

King Gillette Ranch
26876 Mulholland Hwy Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
Calabasas, CA 91302

Westridge School
324 Madeline Drive
Pasadena, CA

Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Planes of Fame Air Museum
14998 Cal Aero Drive
Chino, CA 91710

Alhambra Street Festival
Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801

Irvine Spectrum Center
71 Fortune Drive Giant Wheel Court
Irvine, CA 92618

Cerritos Towne Center
12731 Towne Center Dr
Cerritos, CA 90703

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Chinese Language School of Southern California
3951 Grand View Blvd Grand View Boulevard Elementary School
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Mayberry Park
13201 Meyer Road
Whittier, CA 90605

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Bram Goldsmith Theater
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main St
Santa Ana , CA 92706

Seaside Lagoon at Redondo Beach
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403