Calendar

Jul
28
Sat
ALL LIT UP! @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Jul 28 – Aug 25 all-day

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28th, 6pm-10pm

Eastern Projects is proud to present four of the five artists in the exhibition, “All Lit Up” July 28 – August 25, 2018. These four artists are all lit up when it comes to choice of media to use in their art making practice. Their different approaches to neon show compelling and original viewpoints.

Michael Flechtner’s work reflects his sense of humor. With fingers on the pulse of contemporary culture, he plays with language, pop imagery, rebuses and lovingly create artworks with a continuing reverie for the craft of neon glass bending and all the artists and craftsmen who came before him.

Leticia Maldonado is influenced by the elegant bravado of graffiti, the super energetic independence of punk rock and the special space-time visual beauty of comic books.

Leticia uses neon and tube bending to explore botanical forms and symbols of personal power.

Linda Sue Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. Elements of historic neon signs, abstract expressionism, social realism, pop art and graphic design influence her work.

Lisa Schulte uses neon to explore work that provokes a broader dialogue pertaining to relativity and environmental adaptation. In collaboration with set designer Jason Howard, they created a mixed media installation piece about the ‘selfie’. Howard is interested in the intersection of technology, perception and sense of self in the modern world.

Aug
25
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 8/25 Chinatown Summer Nights Event 5pm-midnight.

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.

Chinatown Summer Nights (8/25) @ Central Plaza
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:00 am

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (5pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi (7pm-9:30pm)
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (6pm-9pm)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit Carving by THAIS Inc.

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM Sean Wang & Students on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
5:30PM Jason Arimoto/Jim Duncan on Ukelele “Island Time”
6:00PM Los Angeles Theatre Academy Performance
6:20PM Shaolin Kung Fu Demonstration
6:45PM Sean Wang & Students on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
7:15PM Jason Arimoto/Jim Duncan on Ukelele “Island Time”
7:45PM  East Wind Lion Dance
8PM KCRW DJ Raul Campos
10PM KCRW DJ Jason Bentley

Craft & Vintage Market
Balam Creation
California Cowboy
EternalGlyphics
inicreations
JDN37
LA MENO
Lotus Era
Pattrahome
sol de cobre

Street Food Lot – A Tribute to Jonathan Gold – City of Gold
Brothecary – Pan Fried Juicy Dumplings (Shen Jian Bao 生煎包)
Fat Dragon – Cha Siew Rice Bowl
Good Gravy Baker – Churro with Oolong Custard
Hip Hot – Big Toothpick Lamb
Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant – Roast Pork Taco/serve over rice, Hong Kong Egg Pancake
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Sausage on a Stick
Ramen Champ – Curry Rice w/Chicken, Yakitori, Takoyaki
Side Chick – Hainan Chicken
Yarrow Cafe – Roast Pork Sandwich, Impossible Burger

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Fluff Ice
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Lobsta Truck
Love Bird
Prince of Venice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vchos
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Roaming Magician
– Makoto Halverson (7pm-10pm)
– Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

West Plaza (949 N. Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Dog Pop-Up Card

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
coming soon

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
Intentionally Blank
Mamorimaru
Miss Ing Artist

Pop Up by Redemption Ribs 5pm-10PM (or until food runs out)
Pop Up by Sticky Rice 5pm-10PM (or until food runs out)

Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
5PM – Emma Cole
6PM – Jane Holiday
7PM – Mini Bear
8PM – Jasper Bones
9PM – CLARA-NOVA
10PM – Caught a Ghost
11PM – TAMPA

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Pop up by CLAY CA
LA Wine

8:30PM  ”Jurassic Park III” Movie Screening & Popcorn

Aug
26
Sun
Free Zine-Making Workshop @ Ooga Booga
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We’re excited to announce our next zine workshop hosted by artists Wendy Valdezand Sara Chao! Great for teens and young adults, but all are welcome to attend!

RSVP to info@oogaboogastore.com

*Workshop is free, materials provided. For accessibility concerns please email us, we hope to find solutions to accommodate all who wish to attend!

 

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

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

Sep
27
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Sep 27 @ 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.

Sep
29
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 9/29 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 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.

80th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival @ Central Plaza
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 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 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)
more to come

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
more to come

“Tara” Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (6pm-9pm)

Central Plaza Main Stage
more to come

Craft & Vintage Market
more to come

Culinary Stage
Host: TBA
more to come

Harvest moon viewing (7pm) with telescopes provided by Griffith Observatory

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
more to come

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

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

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
more to come

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
more to come

Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
more to come

Oct
4
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Oct 4 @ 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!