The Chinese New Year will have several celebrations in the city, join the party

Lunar Year at Universal Studios

The Universal Studios theme park (100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles) celebrates the Lunar New Year, which this time honors the rat, the first animal of the Chinese zodiac. The party will take place at Universal Plaza, located in the heart of the park. The event will feature the presence of Po and Tigress, characters of the Kung Fu Panda Adventure attraction; Mr. Ping will also be available at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop, where this peculiar character will be ready to chat and take pictures with visitors.

Another of the activities of this holiday are drawing lessons in which a professional animator shows the step by step to create Po. On select days there are traditional dances and presentations of Chinese culture. For its part, Hello Kitty will be ready to receive visitors in an outfit that celebrates the Chinese New Year and Megratron will display the Mandarin language that dominates. It ends on February 9. Check park hours on the official website. The event is included in the entrance price. Tickets starting at $ 99. Reports (800) 864-8377 and

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New attraction in Disneyland

The wait is over for Star Wars fans, as Disneyland (1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim) inaugurated the new Rise of the Resistance attraction within its popular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge space, which opened last May. In what has been the largest expansion in a single theme park in Disney's history, this new section leads visitors to join the intense battle between the Resistance and the First Order, where they take control of the famous ship, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. In it, users can participate in one of three functions: pilots, engineers and gunners, who will have a response in real time depending on the actions they take. Check park schedules on the official site. The use of the attraction is included in the park entrance ticket. Tickets starting at $ 104. Reports (714) 781-4636 and

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‘Frozen 2’ sing with you

For a limited time, the El Capitan Theater (6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles) will present Frozen 2 Sing-a-Long, a special event in which attendees can sing the songs on this tape whose lyrics will be seen on the screen while project Before each performance Anna and Elsa will go on stage to greet the audience. Until February 2. Functions every day 10 am, 1, 4 and 7 pm. Tickets $ 13 to $ 26. Reports (800) 347-6396 and

Frozen 2, the animated Disney movie
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Theater debut

"17 Border Crossings" is a play created and starred by Thaddeus Phillips, and is based on the real experiences of this actor. The piece, which arrives this weekend at The Broad Stage (1310 11th St., Santa Monica), is a comedy that has traveled across four continents, including the cities of Moscow and Hong Kong. On the off-Broadway circuit it premiered in April 2019 and remained on the billboard for six weeks. Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm. Tickets $ 39 to $ 59. Reports 310,434,3200 and

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Free Museums

The fifteenth annual Museum Free-for-All includes the participation of more than 40 museums throughout Southern California. These sites, which feature art, cultural heritage, natural history and science, will be open to the public at no cost of entry. This event also aims to remind visitors that there are days with free admission throughout the year in museums throughout Southern California. Some of the participating institutions are Cayton Children’s Museum, Rest Gardens, Forest Lawn Museum, Kidspace Children’s Museum, Fowler Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and Los Angeles County Fire Museum. More reports on locations and schedules at

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Show monstrous cars

The Monster Jam motoring show returns to Southern California to present at the Angel Stadium (2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim) a competition in which 12,000-pound vans, which are driven by top-level athletes, perform all kinds juggling both four and two tires and freestyle. Among those participating are Grave Digger, The Crazy Bull, Dragon, Great Clips Mohawk Warrior, Monster Energy and Monster Mutt. Before each presentation, the public can attend, at an extra cost, the Pit Party, in which attendees can see closely the huge vans and get to know their operators closely, who will be willing to give autographs and take pictures with his fans. This party is held four hours before the show starts. 6:30 pm; There are also presentations on February 8, 22 and 23. Tickets $ 26 to $ 75; Pit Party $ 35. Reports:

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Knott’s celebration

The comic strip of Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts, will come alive from this weekend at the Knott’s Peanuts Celebration, which will take place at Knott’s Berry Farm (8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park). Visitors will be able to interact with the members of the famous gang, who will be greeting and taking pictures with fans in every corner of the park. In addition to the new decoration, which includes assemblies of giant-sized comic strips, visitors will be able to see during the day “Happiness is…”, the new musical that will be presented on the Calico Mine stage. There, in the evenings, the Woodstock’s Musical Festival is presented, in which the Peanuts are accompanied by the indie band The Jelly of the Month Club to perform a rock concert for the whole family.

In the Villa Party the Silence Nightclub is held, in which Spike, Snoopy's brother, plays several rhythms while the audience listens through headphones. And at the Camp Snoopy Theater “Space Beagle” is presented with Charlie Brown and Lucy, while the world's most famous hound becomes the first dog to reach the moon. Every weekend until March 1, plus select days. Tickets starting at $ 47 (if purchased online). Reports (714) 220-5200 and

Mexican music

Régulo Caro will offer a concert at The Observatory (3503 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana) in which he will interpret the newest songs of his repertoire, among them those of “Mi guitar y yo, Vol. 4”, which he released last December. The singer born in the United States, but raised in Sonora, will perform with his northern band. 8 pm Tickets $ 35 to $ 50. Reports (714) 957-0600 and

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Panel in the Petersen

The Petersen Museum (6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles) will be the setting for All-American Cruise-In, which includes a special program to celebrate Carroll Shelby and the tape “Ford v Ferrari”. Like every end of the month, this museum sponsors a car-themed ride, and this time a variety of classic and modern American cars will be presented, including Cobras and Shelby.

After the tour, visitors can attend the panel discussion that will be moderated by Bruce Meyer, founding president of the Petersen, and in which Shelby connoisseurs participate who will talk about the film and the real events that led to the unprecedented victory over LeMans There will also be A.J. Baime, whose book, "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed ​​and Glory at Le Mans," inspired the film. The walk starts at 8 am, and the panel at 10 am on the third floor. Admission to the ride is free; for the panel it is necessary to pay the entrance ticket, $ 14. Reports (323) 964-6331 and


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