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Westfield Celebrates Chinese New Year; Make Your Own Valentines

Bloomingdale's "little red bag"
Bloomingdale's "little red bag"

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UNION SQUARE—The Westfield San Francisco Centre at 865 Market Street is ringing in the Chinese New Year with a celebration on the 4th floor under the dome on Saturday, February 9 from 2 until 4pm. Chef Martin Yan of M.Y. China is hosting the shindig, where you'll witness lion dancers, a noodle-pulling demonstration, and live music. Don't leave without your red envelope, which will be stuffed with special offers including free admission to the Asian Art Museum—the first 1,000 people will get one. The event is gratis and open to everyone.

Individual stores will also join the Year of the Horse celebration: Red Valentino will serve sweets and libations from 12 to 5pm on Saturday, and Bloomingdale's has a specially curated pop-up shop through February 15 with items from Longchamp, Estee Lauder, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Baccarat and Riedel. Take your purchases home in a reusable "Little Red Bag" inspired by Bloomingdale's iconic brown bag. [Racked Inbox]

RICHMOND—Next Tuesday, February 11, the Conservatory of Flowers is hosing a workshop on how to create handmade paper valentines using "pre-cooked plant materials" harvested from that iconic greenhouse in Golden Gate Park. Artist and paper-making expert Rhiannon Alpers will guide you through the process, and each student will take home 6 Valentines. Plus, hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Sweet! The class is from 1 to 3:30pm at The Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive. Tickets are $40.

HAYES VALLEY—Half Hitch Goods (leather) and Abacus Row (jewelry) are co-hosting a pop-up shop that will feature handmade wood cutting boards and leather belts, plus delicate beaded jewelry from the back of a 1985 VW transporter. It's on both Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm at 432 Octavia Boulevard. [Daily Candy]

Conservatory of Flowers

100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA