Explore LA: Free fun to celebrate MLK Day, the Year of the Pig, Lunar New Year, and more

Explore LA:Week of January 21. Celebrate MLK Day with free events all over LA as well as the Year of the Pig and the Lunar New Year this weekend!

January 21

The California African American Museum has events happening all day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The events are open to all ages and run from 10 am - 5 pm. https://caamuseum.org/programs/special-events/martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration-2019

Thanks to Target, you can head to the LACMA for a free day at the museum including tours and live music from the rock group Dream Phases to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. http://www.lacma.org/event/target-free-holiday-monday-11

And of course, you can enjoy the largest parade in the nation right here in Los Angeles at the 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. https://kingdomdayparade.org/

January 24

Head to North Hollywood for the weekly Food Truck Collective from 5:30 - 8:30 pm where you’re sure to find music, food, and fun. https://www.facebook.com/events/2076121942605256/?event_time_id=2076122042605246

January 25

Today and tomorrow are your last chances to see the original street photography master, Vivian Maier’s Living Color photo exhibit at KP Projects. The gallery is open from noon to 6 pm and entry is free. https://kpprojects.net/

Take a stroll through Burbank’s Magnolia Park District with friends for a night of shopping at unique mom-and-pop stores, live music and food trucks during the season premier of Ladies and Gents Night Out. Organized by the Magnolia Park Merchants Association, these events are hosted on the last Friday of every month through October. www.ladiesnightout.com   

January 26

Take a little time to clear your mind at the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens from 12 - 4 pm. (Its free but be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.) Created to provide a place for people to “take time out of their busy lives to visit, reflect, and be rejuvenated by the peace and nature present” it's sure to help you find some zen. http://www.peacelabyrinth.org/

January 26 -27

It's the Year of the Pig! Celebrate the Lunar New Year with five blocks of entertainment, food, activities, and vendors in Downtown Monterey Park all day on both Saturday and Sunday. http://lunarnewyears.com/

January 27

Find a new favorite food, or just indulge in some old favorites, at Smorgasburg from 10 am - 4 pm, held weekly in DTLA. http://la.smorgasburg.com/