ENTER THE SNAKE
Boston’s Chinatown rings in the Year of the Snake with its annual Lion Dance Parade, starting at Beach Street and Harrison Avenue at 10 a.m. Follow any of several Lion Dance troupes throughout the day as they visit Chinatown businesses to scare away the evil spirits with dancing, drums, and firecrackers.
Arts Emerson screens Steven Soderbergh’s 2010 documentary And Everything Is Going Fine, about his friend, the monologuist Spalding Gray, at 1 p.m. at the Paramount Center. Gray’s widow, Kathie Russo, one of the film’s producers, and his son Forrest, who composed the film’s score, make an appearance after the show. Tickets cost $10. 617-824-8400; artsemerson.org
HAILING THE CHIEFS
The JFK Library and Museum has a host of activities on tap for its annual Family Festival on Presidents’ Day. Kids can make a stovepipe hat or log cabin, design their own White House china, or play a game of presidential bingo. Museumgoers can also hear presentations by reenactors portraying Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Adult admission is $12; free for kids under 17 this Monday. 617-514-1600; jfklibrary.org
WHOLE LOT OF HOME GOODS
Planning a home improvement project? Look for inspiration among some 500 products and innovations on display at the New England Home Show at the Seaport World Trade Center. The event also features a woodworking expo, crafts pavilion, and even a battle of the bands. Tickets cost $12.newenglandhomeshows.com
A REAL HOOT
Head to Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. on Friday or 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for a Full Moon Owl Prowl, a guided expedition in search of screech or great horned owls found in the sanctuary. Preregistration required; the fee is $12. 508-655-2296; massaudubon.org/broadmoor
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