Calendar

Nov
16
Sat
Ramiro Gomez “Here, For A Moment” @ Charlie James Gallery
Nov 16 2019 – Jan 4 2020 all-day

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12pm – 5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm

 
Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present Here, For a Moment, the fourth solo exhibition with the gallery by Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez, opening Saturday, November 16th and running through January 4th, 2020.
In this forthcoming show Gomez is responding as always to his lived environment, but also to the tenor of the times and the weight of contemporary American disharmony. Processing recent years of deteriorating political climate, witnessing purges of working people based on immigration status, and experiencing episodes of personal loss have combined to yield a body of work grounded in ephemerality, which manifests in the show’s chosen narratives and use of materials. Gomez continues to use his photography practice as source images for his paintings, capturing scenes of working life in and around Los Angeles. Inspired as always by service workers, laborers, and discarded materials from the streets of LA, Gomez works across a wide range of media from cardboard to distressed canvas, trash bags, garden hose, found tarps and immersive mixed media installation. The show is an homage to the people who keep working amidst the increasing pressures of contemporary American life, though not explicitly an act of veneration. The show seeks to inhabit the lives of its subjects, particularly their moments of respite, reflection, and fantasy.
Dec
11
Wed
Boundary/Threshold – Charity Art Show @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Dec 11 – Dec 14 all-day

Save the date: 12/11/19 (6pm) ~ 12/14/19

NAC Architecture is very happy to announce our charity event in December – Boundary/Threshold.  This is a charity art show to raise funds to purchase laptops for students at Castelar Elementary School, our neighbors in Chinatown, Los Angeles. To raise funds, there will be a silent auction of art pieces by artists and architects including pieces by a few well-established Chinese-American artists: James Jean, Victo Ngai and Tommii Lim.

Boundary/Threshold is a transition between two different spaces. If a building’s façade represents the material boundary between inside and outside, then its openings become thresholds. The art of this exhibition explores the notion of this liminal state by examining visual relationships, purpose, geometry, rhythm, composition, aperture, color, materiality, context, and the impact of separating two, or more, characteristics.

Wine Not Comedy Show @ LA Wine
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
Sparkleblob’s NUTCRACKER SWEET @ Automata
Dec 13 – Dec 22 all-day
What is the riddle of the Santa Gorn Nutcracker, and why are so many intrigued and obsessed with its colorful lore? Watch our favorite puppet friends solve a holiday crime while they sing and dance their troubles away at SunRock Wellness Retreat!
SparkleBlob’s annual holiday puppet show has been entertaining and confusing fans, young and old, for the better part of a decade. Join us for their ELEVENTH endeavor!

Starring: Monica Howe, Nancy Pants, Lisa McNeely, Julianna Parr, and Linda Pinda

Live band! Jason Myers and the Dinglebell Hollies: Adrian Banuelos, Lance Crow, and Ruben Martinez​

Lighting Design by Katherine Morrison
Sound and Lights run by Coral Lobera

WHEN:
Friday, December 13th: 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 14th: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, December 20th: 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 21st: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 22nd: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Dec
14
Sat
Holiday Kiosk Pop-Up @ Far East Plaza
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
15
Sun
Holiday Kiosk Pop-Up @ Far East Plaza
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
4
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Jan 4 @ 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.

Jan
24
Fri
Midnight Temple Ceremony @ Thien Hau Temple
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 12:30 am

LA Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Rat 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.

Jan
25
Sat
Chinese New Year’s Day – Year of the Metal Rat
Jan 25 all-day

新年快樂 (土)豬年

Feb
1
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (CNY) @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 1 @ 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.