Calendar

Aug
26
Sat
FOCA: CONDUCTION @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
Aug 26 – Oct 27 all-day

An Exhibition Curated by Lynne Berman
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 26  5-8 pm

Featuring work by:
Deborah Aschheim
Lynne Berman
Phyllis Green
Delta Lamenta
Rachelle Rojany
Julie Shafer
Alise Spinella
Liz Young

Performance Events:
Saturday, August 26, 5-8pm
Liz Young, Phyllis Green and Deborah Aschheim performances during Opening Reception

Sunday, September 10, 4-8pm
Delta Lamenta, Julie Shafer, Alise Spinella, Ashley Romano, special performances

In Conduction, the artworks exhibited – sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, painting, and video – employ performance as a part of the works’ formation.  The artist’s engagement with social space, subjects, place, narrative, and fabricated events is embedded within the art object.  While performance art might seem to emphasize the immaterial, the works featured in this exhibition do not reside solely in actions.  Rather, they are realized into material forms that can exist independently through implied, recorded, or referenced activities

Lynne Berman, curator, is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Los Angeles working in drawing, performance and installation.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at such venues as the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Orange County Museum of Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Pomona College Museum of Art, Torrance Art Museum, Swiss Cultural Institute in Rome, and Tom Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles and was the recipient of a 2012 COLA award.  She has curated and organized exhibitions including Lotus Motel, F.A.R. Bazaar, and Verbarian.  Her work has been presented in museums and galleries as well non-traditional sites such as supermarkets, the Los Angeles riverbed, train stations, and public plazas.

The Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) is a non-profit, independent and membership-based organization that supports contemporary art in California.  Curators Lab Exhibition Program is supported by FOCA and awards grants to emerging curators for presenting current and relevant group exhibitions in our Chinatown office space.

Sep
16
Sat
CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SOCAL ORIGINALS – MASTERS OF STYLE @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Sep 16 – Oct 28 all-day

EASTERN PROJECTS Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary and legendary SoCal artists rooted in the diverse subcultures of Surf, Skate, Graffiti, Low-Brow, Tattoo, Hot Rod, Lowrider and Music. Curated by Chaz Bojórquez.

The CALIFORNIA LOCOS original core group of five contemporary and legendary artists include Chaz Bojórquez, Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong. The CALIFORNIA LOCOS represent a living West Coast lifestyle. For the last five decades, each LOCO has created their own distinct and recognized style, built out of the kaleidoscope that is the West Coast experience.

“CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SOCAL ORIGINALS – MASTERS OF STYLE” exhibits their continued contributions to the West Coast culture by expanding their core membership to include works by Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Estevan Oriol, RETNA, SLICK and Robert Williams. Every art scene is led by an originator, a style master of his art and trade. These influential Masters are honored in this show for their life dedication as “true” creators, real pioneers that are now internationally recognized for their work.

The CALIFORNIA LOCOS have evolved into a movement which reflects the multicultural fabric of Southern California and it’s subcultures that have resonated worldwide. In true LOCOS style, opening night will feature a Lowrider by Mister Cartoon, Hot Rod by Dave Tourjé and a new Dusters California X CALIFORNIA LOCOS skateboard release. This first of its kind show of SoCal Masters promises to be a historic classic, opening Saturday, September 16th at Eastern Projects in LA’s Chinatown.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 6pm – 10pm

 

Sep
28
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of odd months.

AGENDA

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approval of Previous Minutes
  3. Chinatown Development/Projects Update
  4. New Business
  5. Chinatown Marketing/2017 Events Update
  6. Chinatown Quality of Life Update
  7. Adjournment

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

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

Oct
5
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chinatown After Dark happens on the First Thursdays at Far East Plaza. The monthly event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event feature talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood!

Oct
7
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Oct 7 @ 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.

79th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival @ Central Plaza
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 12:00 am

The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates a the full harvest moon and is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, and to celebrate and share the generous bounty with family. We will be celebrating with our Los Angeles family in Chinatown style! Traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations alongside hot local bands and DJs mark a celebration uniquely Angeleno and uniquely Chinatown. Come by for our annual Dessert Eating Competition, or to taste
Mooncake samples from Chinatown’s popular bakeries, or to take a peek at the full moon in her glory through scientific telescopes!

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (6pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Fruit Carving by Thais Health Services Inc.

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Calligraphy Workshop with Nori Shirasu

Central Plaza Main Stage
Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
Shaolin Gongfa

Craft & Vintage Market
coming soon

Culinary Stage
Host: Felix Fang & Lindsay Louie
coming soon

Pop Up Food Booth
BauHaus Pop Up
Dessert Pop Up by Chef Isa Fabro
Secret Lasagna by Chef Royce Burke

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
coming soon

Roaming Magician – Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

1950′s Vintage search light
provided by Bob Meza with Victory Searchlight

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
coming soon

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
coming soon

Gourmet Food Concepts (pending)
LASA
Homeboy Industries – Redemption Ribs
Secret Lasagna (#114)

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
5PM Bien Bien
6PM Bloody Death Skull
7PM Low Hum
8PM Oddnesse
9PM Lost Beach
10PM Pom Poms
11PM Twin Temple

Oct
8
Sun
CicLAvia Chinatown Hub
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Street Closure: North Broadway will be closed between 7am-6pm with crossing points located at Alpine Street & Cesar Chavez.

Visit the Chinatown Hub for live music, craft beers, great food, and fun activities!

Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes
streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles.

LA Gourmet Food Truck
coming soon

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
coming soon

Playground Games/Recess certain to please the young and the young at heart. i.e. hopscotch, giant games, jumprope, tetherball, etc.

Nov
2
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chinatown After Dark happens on the First Thursdays at Far East Plaza. The monthly event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event feature talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood!

Nov
4
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Nov 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.

Nov
16
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of odd months.

AGENDA

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approval of Previous Minutes
  3. Chinatown Development/Projects Update
  4. New Business
  5. Chinatown Marketing/2017 Events Update
  6. Chinatown Quality of Life Update
  7. Adjournment

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

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