On Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. celebrate the Lunar New Year at SAAM to begin the Year of the Dog. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations including traditional paper cutting, an art scavenger hunt, red paper lantern making and panda crafts. Performances by special guest artists from Chengdu include traditional music, Sichuan Opera and acrobatics. Help them “awaken the lion” and ring in the New Year. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F Streets NW. americanart.si.edu.