Golden Dragon Parade and Festival

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Sat., Feb. 17, 1 p.m. 2018
Free

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Chinatown
943 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Maybe the gods are listening, after all. According to the 4,000-year-old Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of Earth Dog: sincere, humble and dedicated to reform, equality and truth. Celebrate auspicious beginnings at Chinatown's 119th annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival, where dragon dancers, martial artists, folklore and interactive culinary stages make it an all-day affair. Find a spot before the parade begins (at 1 p.m.), then check out Central Plaza's food trucks, vintage fair and artisans; Mandarin Plaza has live music and a beer garden. Head to Taoist Thien Hau Temple on Yale Street to light incense and offer and receive blessings. Lucky red — flowers, sweets, garments and little red envelopes stuffed with $8 — will abound. The faithful don't sweep their houses on New Year's Day; after the cosmic clusterfuck of 2017, why tempt providence?

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