OMCA's Lunar New Year Celebration

When: Sun., Feb. 17, 12-4:30 p.m. 2013

Pound some mochi, play mahjong, or learn to dance "Gangnam Style" on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Oakland Museum of California's (1000 Oak St., Oakland) annual Lunar New Year Celebration. The event, which marks the beginning of the Year of the Snake, will feature a seemingly endless list of special sights, tastes, and sounds, from Chinese acrobats and a Vietnamese spring-roll workshop to plate spinners, face painting, an opera troupe, and the traditional fiery-dragon dance. Noon-4:30 p.m., free with museum admission. 510-318-8400 or

Azeen Ghorayshi

Price: free with museum admission

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