Chinatown Summer Nights @ Central Plaza
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 12:00 am

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

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
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit Carving by THAIS Inc.

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

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
6PM Music
6:45PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
7:30PM East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
8PM KCRW DJ Raul Campos
10PM KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

Craft & Vintage Market
Sol De Cobre
more coming soon

Culinary Stage
Host: Chef Royce Burke
6:30pm – “Dirty Dog” in honor of Labor Day by Royce Burke, Secret Lasagna
7:00pm – Cocktails by General Lee’s
7:15pm – Signature Lobster Specialty by Lupe Liang, Hop Woo Seafood Restaurant
7:45pm – Cocktails by Grand Star Jazz Club
8:00pm – Filipino take on “Cheesecake” by Isa Fabro
8:15pm – “Spam Slider” a favorite Labor Day dish by Royce Burke, Secret Lasagna
8:30pm – “Secret Wonton” Eating Contest
9:00pm – Shepherds Pie by Royce Burke, Secret Lasagna

Pop Up Food Booth
Pop Up by Chef Isa Fabro
Secret Lasagna by Chef Royce Burke
Taco Monster by Chef Johnny Lee

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Crepes Bonaparte
Fluff Ice Truck
India Jones Chow Truck
Jogasaki Burrito
Kogi Truck
Lobsta Truck
Tokyo Doggie Style
Wise Barecue
Yalla Truck

Roaming Performances
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
Stone + NOFX Lager
Hell or High Watermelon
Modern Times Oneida (pale ale)
Madewest Standard (blonde like)
Boulevard Hibiscus Gose (sour)

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

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of
5PM Saint Cecilia
6PM Francisca Valenzuela
7PM The Americans
8PM Elle Belle
9PM Zealyn
10PM Dream Machines
11PM The New Electric Sound

Gourmet Concepts
Homeboy Industries – Redemption Ribs
Secret Lasagna’s “Dirty Dog”

FOCA: Conduction Performances @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conduction Performances Featuring
Delta Lamenta (Eve Luckring and Lynne Berman)
Julie Shafer
Alise Spinella
Ashley Romano

An exhibition curated by Lynne Berman with artists Deborah Aschheim, Lynne Berman, Phyllis Green, Delta Lamenta, Rachelle Rojany, Julie Shafer, Alise Spinella, and Liz Young is comprised of sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, painting and video that uses performance as part of the works’ formation.  Artists’ performances will be on Sunday, September 10, 2017, exemplifying the interaction of this visual and performing process.

Performance Schedule:
4:00 – 6:00 PM  Delta Lamenta, featuring artist Lynne Berman and poet Eve Luckring, will collect anonymous complaints from the public. In exchange, the artists will respond with a written response and a drawing for each submission. Participants are given the (free) “poem” written especially for them in reply to their particular complaint.  A drawing is then made of the written response. A sculptural installation will display the complaints, written responses, and drawings as they accumulate throughout the event.

6:10 – 6:40 PM  Julie Shafer will be reading excerpts from her short Did ya get any good shots? Based upon her experiences creating photographs in the bayous.

6:50 – 7:20 PM  Alise Spinella will perform Sonic Drawing:  A Duet, in collaboration with sound artist, Geneva Skeen.  Sonic Drawing: A Duet is a live, deep sound meditation and recording of Skeen’s sounds on a large scroll of paper.

7:30 – 7:50 PM  Ashley Romano with musician Ari DeSano will present Crazymaker, combining movement and narrative to examine the monstrous feminine.  Based on Romano’s and her family’s belief in the supernatural, the performance will reimagine the original wild woman, Bigfoot Patty.

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.


  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 for consideration.

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

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 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

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (6pm-9pm)

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

Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Service
Learn more about the program and their service area.

Central Plaza Main Stage
5:00PM  Magic by Makoto
5:15PM  Chinese Acrobatic Acts
5:45PM  Kid Cantonese Opera
6:15PM  Shaolin Kung Fu
6:45PM  Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
7:00PM  Chinese Acrobatic Acts
7:30PM  TBD
7:45PM  East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
8:00PM  Larissa Lam & Only Won
8:30PM  TBD
9:00PM  USC Chaotic 3 Hip Hop

Craft & Vintage Market
De La Luna Designs
Lotus Era
Noral Collections
Preseason Plunder
Shelley & Co
Sol De Cobre
Vintage Statement Pieces by NyLaurent

Culinary Stage
Host: Felix Fang & Lindsay Louie
6:00PM  Chef Royce Burke to demo Fried duck with ginger and pumpkin
6:30PM  Chef Isa Fabro to demo Egg Tart
7:00PM  Chris Cheung of Wonder Bakery to demo Moon Cake making
7:15PM  Moon Festival Ritual
7:30PM  Chef Lupe Liang of Hop Woo Seafood Restaurant to demo Lotus Root dish and Sweet Taro & Yam Dumpling
8:00PM  Chef Lynn Liu of Sichuan Impression will demo Free Range Chicken with Sichuan Pepper Sauce & Sichuan Sausage
8:30PM  Felix Fang shares a favorite Moon Festival dish: Scallion Pancake
8:45PM  Eating Competition

Pop Up Food Booth
Egg Tart by Chef Isa Fabro
Secret Lasagna by Chef Royce Burke

Harvest moon viewing (8:15pm-10pm) with telescopes provided by Griffith Observatory

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Crepes Bonaparte
Jogasaki Sushi Burrito
Ta Bom Truck
Tokyo Doggie Style

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

Phoenix Bakery (969 N. Broadway)

Lion Dance (7:05pm)
by East Wind Lion Dance Troupe

Moon Cake Making Demonstration & Sampling (7:15pm)
by Ken Chan

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
Highland Park Brewery- going global hazy IPA
Beachwood –  citraholic- double IPA
Garage brewing mango hefeweizen
Ohana brewing – Spa water-  cucumber and lemongrass saison

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
Aki & Co
East West Shop
Indonesian Traditional Crafts Workshop
Lookout & Wonderland
Now Serving
Toko Toko

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

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

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Outdoor Movie Screening: Rush Hour (7pm) – at the fountain near the Gold Line Station Platform

MANAA Monthly Meeting @ Chinatown Public Safety Association
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
MANAA’s monthly general meeting is on the second floor meeting room.  It’s your chance to share your input and thoughts on pressing issues regarding the portrayal of Asian Americans in print, radio, television and movies.
Meeting agenda items include:
– Report on the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) annual meeting with ABC
– Emmy President responds to MANAA’s complaint about backstage treatment of Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe & cutting off Sterling K. Brown’s speech while allowing Nicole Kidman to continue to speak
– Natalie Portman playing a part Asian character in the upcoming movie Annihilation
– Kumail Nanjiani monologue about race while hosting “Saturday Night Live”

And more!

Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm