Calendar

Jan
12
Sat
Jason Pulgarin’s CLASS WARFARE @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Jan 12 – Feb 23 all-day

Eastern Projects Gallery is pleased to announce Jason Pulgarin’s solo exhibition, “CLASS WARFARE”, running from Saturday January 12th to February 23rd. The opening reception will take place on January 12th from 6 – 10 pm, with a closing reception on February 23rd from 6 – 10 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

“CLASS WARFARE” – Noun; The struggle for the political and economic power carried on between capitalists and workers.

This collection is the exploration of the ongoing war between upper and lower class, told through famous renaissance paintings. History shows us that this struggle is nothing new, so historic masterworks have been deconstructed and broken down to their simplest form. With this Jason hopes to convey a series of emotions that tells a story of hope for the poor and the pursuit of power for the rich.

“I have modernized the traditional canvas, a tool mostly used by the aristocracy, with the use of a material most commonly associated with the undeserved, Spray paint.”

– Jason Pulgarin

The separation of upper and lower class is a continuous battle in all human cultures across the globe. With today’s political climate in Los Angeles, it sets a well lit stage to show the disparity between corporate opulence and working class struggle.

Jan
24
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursdays of odd months; exception in November when it’s held on the 3rd Thursday.

AGENDA

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approval of Previous Minutes
  3. Chinatown Development/Projects Update
  4. New Business
  5. Chinatown Marketing/Events Update
  6. Chinatown Quality of Life Update
  7. Adjournment

For questions or to be added to the Board Agenda, please submit a detail email request prior to the meeting to info@chinatownla.com for consideration.

*Validated Parking in Far East Plaza parking garage below building.

Feb
2
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Feb
4
Mon
Midnight Temple Ceremony @ Thien Hau Temple
Feb 4 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 12:30 am

LA Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Boar at Thien Hau Temple where attendees can experience traditional incense burning, make offerings to deities, watch traditional lion dancers, and witness 500,000 firecrackers in action.

Feb
5
Tue
Chinese New Year’s Day – Year of the Earth Boar
Feb 5 all-day

新年快樂 (土)豬年

Feb
9
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (CNY) @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us after the tour with the Chinese New Year Festival 12pm-8pm and Golden Dragon Parade 1pm-3pm in Chinatown.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Chinese New Year Festival & Parade @ Central Plaza
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.

STREET CLOSURE 12PM – 4PM (TENTATIVE)
* Hill Street from Bernard to Temple
* Ord, Alpine, College & Bernard Streets from North Broadway to North Hill Street
* North Broadway from Bernard Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
* Cesar Chavez Avenue from North Broadway to Main Street

1pm-3pm: 120th Annual Golden Dragon Parade will begin at the intersection of Hill Street and Ord Street. The Golden Dragon Parade is the oldest celebration of its kind in America. For parade information and to purchase grandstand seats, please contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles at (213) 617-0396 or visit their website at www.lachinesechamber.org.

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment (12pm-8pm)
1:00pm-3:00pm       DARK (Parade)
East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
Sean Wang & Students on Guzheng (Chinese zither)

Craft & Vintage Market
inicreations
JDN73
Sol De Cobre

Craft Beer Garden

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by TBA

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Family Workshop

Artisans
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Craft Workshop
Eastern Projects – CLASS WARFARE
Movie Screening TBA

 

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

Presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District, with support from LA Weekly and Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation.

Feb
16
Sat
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations, providing service and programs to benefit the community.

Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Firecracker) @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Held in conjunction with the Firecracker Event.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 1/2 hour walking tour will take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of interest and will guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and its trendiest shops. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to wind your way through a myriad of alleyways, plaza stalls, and classical courtyards to discover the charm of L.A’s Chinatown.

For those interested, please rsvp online here.

Feb
17
Sun
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations, providing service and programs to benefit the community.