Calendar

Sep
15
Sat
Armando Lerma’s “RIO XANTA” @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Sep 15 – Nov 3 all-day

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 6pm-10pm

In his second solo exhibition, Armando Lerma of the “Date Farmers” collective, invites us yet again into other worlds. His show, titled “Rio Xanta” includes glimpses of colorful scenes that encapsulate unique dimensions, drawing us into their timelessness. Inspired by hand-painted signs, commonly associated with the mundane, Lerma elevates their functionality to a place of intrigue. His appropriation of old signage mixed in with original works bends space and time, weaving the past with the present, and creating a multi-dimensional reflection of commercialized brands, painted over and drowned out by new colors and expressions.

Ultimately, the playful and colorful worlds on display seem to evoke an attempt at escapism. The imperfect fantastical images of exotic animals and seductive dancers, only almost take the viewer away from the trappings of reality. In their modest attempts at commercial functionality, the flawed signage speak to the inescapable human deficiency at play. Despite our hopes, there’s no escaping a mild disappointment with man’s present relationship to nature; exoticizing its creatures and exploiting the natural flow of the universe’s inherent balance.

Yet despite their obvious imperfections, the placement of works invites the viewer on a journey into the artists’ sentiment and offers an intimate look into his delicate approach to a harsh and dark world. At closer glance, there is a belief that although the imbalance between man and nature produces so much detachment, that there exists beyond space and time an inherent connection to the waters of an ancient balance–by which the artist opens himself, and invites the viewer to wade. It is a balance uninterrupted by an ancestral connection, that flows through despite all obstacles, offering more than escape but a redemption.

Oct
20
Sat
Fearless Paint @ Tieken Gallery LA
Oct 20 – Nov 20 all-day

Opening Reception, Saturday October 20th 6pm-10pm
Gallery Hours: Friday-Sunday 1pm-6p

The Art of Bibi Davidson and Fred Tieken

Bibi Davidson is an Israeli born, Los Angeles based artist whose illustrative-style works are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of her childhood.

Fred Tieken was born in a small, rural Illinois town on the Mississippi River during the Great Depression. He thought early on that there was more to life and his artistic endeavors have helped him to achieve a life he dreamed of.

With Fearless Paint, our last show of 2018, we strive to show how two artists from opposite sides of the globe and with very different influences have used art to settle internal conflicts by chronicling their lives through their art.

Nov
1
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Nov 1 @ 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
3
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Nov 3 @ 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
15
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Nov 15 @ 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/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.

Dec
1
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
2
Sun
CicLAvia Chinatown Hub @ Los Angeles Chinatown
Dec 2 @ 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!

Get ready for the annual Heart of LA Route as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

LA Gourmet Food Truck
coming soon

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage (TBA)
Curated by: TBA
12PM
1PM
2PM
3PM
4PM

Playground Games/Recess certain to please the young and the young at heart. i.e. hopscotch, giant chess, connect 4, jump rope, tetherball, etc.

Dec
6
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Dec 6 @ 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!

Jan
3
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Jan 3 @ 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!

Feb
7
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Feb 7 @ 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!