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Weekend on the cheap: celebrating Chinese New Year, the biggest fete in Hollywood and more




The iconic entrance to Chinatown in Los Angeles, Calif.
The iconic entrance to Chinatown in Los Angeles, Calif.
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If your invitation to the Oscars got lost in the mail, don't worry. SCPR's Kristen Lepore shares her list of the best ways to spend your weekend in Southern California.

Some of the highlights include Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown, barista championships in Long Beach and Shaun White's snowboarding and music extravaganza in Pasadena.

Free weekend? Chinese New Year, Coffee Championships and Oscars viewing party