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‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, February 17

KTLA5 reporter Gayle Anderson gives us preview to some events taking place this weekend around Los Angeles.

Sunday @ 10am  
114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
943-951 North Broadway
Los Angles
213 680 0243
lagoldendragonparade.com

Get ready for one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country as Los Angeles Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Dragon in a big way. Enjoy hundreds of spectacular floats, decked out cars, dancers and bands as they parade down the heart of Chinatown. The Lunar New Year Festival commences after the parade with cultural performances by some of the nation’s best Chinese acts. Enjoy one or several cultural workshops and sample the many gourmet food trucks at the event. Wildly popular Cupcake Wars will be on hand with 1000 Chinese New Year themed cupcakes for attendees to enjoy. The Chinese New Year Festival is free and open to all ages.

 

Sunday @ 10:30am
The Year of the Snake
Chinese New Year Festival
The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino
626 405 2100
www.huntington.org

And, we can celebrate the Year of the Snake at one of the world’s great cultural, research, and educational centers.

Rain or shine, the Huntington Library Art Collections & Botanical Gardens is open so visitors can experience the beauty of Chinese music, dance, and culture.

 

Sunday @ 11am
The Year of the Snake
Asian Art, Antiques & Estate Auction
I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers
9330 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills
310 285 0182
www.chait.com

 

We can celebrate the Year of the Snake with a little shopping at the auction of asian art and antiques at the I.M. Chait Gallery in Beverly Hills.  On the auction block are Chinese porcelains, ivories, early Chinese ceramics, and more. 

 

Free!

Sunday @ Noon
Sunday Afternoons for Kids
Dr. Scribb’s Fantastical Card Combinatorium
Armand Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Westwood
310 443 7000
hammer.ucla.edu

Sunday afternoons are for the kids at Westwood’s Armand Hammer Museum. Dr. Scribb’s Fantastical Card Combinatorium featuring all kinds of creative events for young people with the help of writer and designer Sarah Brin and artists and designers Jeff Watson and Simon Wiscombe.

 

Free!
Sunday @ 11am
No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles
213 403 3000
www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org

Time is running out for you to appreciate and enjoy this free exhibit “No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World” at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

This exhibit shows the wonder of culture and the plight of indigenous people throughout the world.

 

FREE!
Sunday @ Noon
The 90 That Built L.A. presented by Los Angeles Urban League & Time Warner Cable
The Museum of African American Art 
Third Floor Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
4005 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles
323 294 7071
www.maaala.org  

Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, West Los Angeles Pastor Bishop Charles E. Blake and the late KTLA Anchor Larry McCormick.  They are among “The 90 That Built LA” on exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of African American Art. The exhibit celebrates the Los Angeles Urban League’s 90-plus years of community service as well as Black History Month. Admission to this exhibit is also free!

 

Sunday @ 2pm
Los Angeles Pioneers: The Life & Legacy of the Honorable Tom Bradley – Mayor of Los Angeles
California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Exposition Park 
Los Angeles
213 744 2024
www.caamuseum

Learn more about the life and legacy of late Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. ((( NATSOT )))

UCLA Library Special Collections Curator Susan Anderson will discuss Bradley’s illustrious career at the California African American Museum in downtown Los Angeles.

 

Sunday @ 1pm
Lincoln Shrine Open House
Lincoln Memorial Shrine
125 West Vine Street
Redlands
909 798 7632
www.lincolnshrine.org

 

 If the Steven Spielberg movie makes you want to know MORE about President Abraham Lincoln, then visit the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands. Learn the real story of the Civil War and the challenging  administration of the 16th president of the United States. 

 

Sunday @ 11am
Battleship Iowa’s 70th Birthday
250 South Harbor Boulevard
San Pedro
877 446 9261
www.pacificbattleship.com

 

While we’re talking about history, celebrate the birthday of the historic Battleship Iowa, the West Coast’s only battleship open to the public.  

 

The USS Iowa BB-61 was first commissioned February 22, 1943, becoming the first ship of her class commissioned by the United States. Later known as “The Battleship of Presidents,” the U.S.S. IOWA has hosted three Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush as well as numerous dignitaries.

 

The USS Iowa is celebrating its 70th birthday. Any guest providing proof of their birthday with either a valid ID or copy of their birth certificate receives free admission.

Sunday
Pan African Film Festival
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Los Angeles
www.paff.org

 

The Academy Awards are not the only salute to the movie industry happening in town right now.

The Pan African Film Festival, America’s largest and most prestigious international Black film festival, is underway at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Movie lovers will find nearly two-hundred films representing 34 countries.

The festival will award prizes to the best of the best at the festival.

 

Sunday
Jewelry Designer Nikki Michelle
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Los Angeles
www.paff.org
www.nikkimichellejewelry.com

  

Look like Academy Award, Pan African Film Festival nominee wearing the one-of-a-kind designs of jewelry designer Nikki Michelle. You’ve seen her work on the television series “Eli Stone,” and actresses  Sigourney Weaver and Loretta Divine wear her work. You can find her exclusive collection at the Pan African Film Festival at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

 

Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
1-323-460-5732

Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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