Calendar

Mar
24
Sat
Frank Romero’s “The City: Low Relief Sculptures” @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Mar 24 – May 5 all-day

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24th, 6pm-10pm

Eastern Projects will present Frank Romero’s “The City: Low Relief Sculptures” spring 2018.

“The City” is an exhibition of low relief sculptures of iconic Downtown Los Angeles buildings by Romero.

Romero, is one of the last surviving members of iconic artist collective, Los Four known for promoting Chicano art and culture awareness in Los Angeles most significantly since the first Chicano exhibition in a mainstream museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 1974.

This collection of new works exemplifies the architectural influences that continue to inspire Romero as an artist living in Los Angeles. Familiar motifs of transportation, public art, heroic women, politics and the Chicano point of view are prevalent here including police violence. Romero’s famous use of vibrant color welcomes viewers and invites them to look again.

Zara Monet Feeney’s “Overture” @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Mar 24 – May 5 all-day

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24th, 6pm-10pm

“Overture” is a collection of original works by Los Angeles artist Zara Monet Feeney. Her paintings start with an underlying composite pictogram, alternating between layers of transparent vs. opaque imagery and exploited vs. subdued color relationships. Aiming for the work to fluctuate with intensity in a non-formulaic way, she is fastidious with what is flat and what recedes. Once there is a newly articulated compositional hierarchy, she can extend the reverie into strange unexpected conceptual spaces. By utilizing stratagems of perception and displaying a dramatic dynamic between the subject and the space it occupies, she hopes to set up a curious and reflexive viewing experience.

Instead of disguising the artifice into the interworking of the painted illusion (like a window into another world), her work highlights the painting’s inherent flatness and exaggerates the mere idea of trickery itself. Now the viewer becomes aware that they are looking at something unreal and also becomes conscious of their own fact of seeing—a redoubled vision.

Apr
14
Sat
The 2018 International Co-Works @ Tieken Gallery LA
Apr 14 – May 19 all-day

Regular Gallery Hours: Thur – Sun, 1-6pm & by Appointment
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th 6pm-10pm

 

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

May
5
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
May 5 @ 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.

“Taste of Chinatown” Walking Tour @ Far East Plaza
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A China Week Exclusive…

Celebrate “New Chinatown” on its 80th Anniversary with an exclusive Taste of Chinatown Walking Tour. Our condensed walking tour of historical and cultural highlights in Chinatown will feature a sampling of Chinatown’s most delicious bites from classic favorites as well as trendy hot spots. Taste some of LA’s top restaurants then learn about the history of New Chinatown and the Chinese-American story of Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Chinatown Business Improvement District. This ticketed event will include food (we will not be able to accommodate substitutions for dietary restrictions) + beverage tastings and a 90 minute walking tour.

May
12
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour (China Week) @ Throughout Chinatown
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Held in conjunction with China Week May 1-14, 2018.

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.

May
24
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
May 24 @ 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.

Jun
2
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Jun 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.

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