Calendar

Jan
20
Sat
Andrew Frieder: Prints @ The Good Luck Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 11 all-day

Hour: Wednesday – Sunday Noon – 6PM and by appointment
Reception: January 20, 7-10pm

The Good Luck Gallery is pleased to present Andrew Frieder: Prints, opening January 20. The quintessential visionary artist, Andrew Frieder (1959-2014) was an obsessive maker, inventor, and writer in the tradition of such polymath self-taught artists as Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Henry Darger, and Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack).

Relentlessly creating and utilizing a diversity of found materials, Frieder’s home in Lancaster, California served as his living studio.  Rubbings covered the hallways, preliminary sketches papered the kitchen cabinets, and countless hand-forged tools, converted sewing machines, and modified furniture filled his brimming space; Frieder’s writing included personal accounts, critical essays, and several completed novels that he would eventually destroy.

COLLABORATION @ Coagula Curatorial
Jan 20 – Feb 11 all-day

ALEX COUWENBERG & STEVE DIET GOEDDE

COLLABORATION

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, JAN 20
7 – 10 PM

Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present COLLABORATION, an exhibit of collaborative works by contemporary geometric abstract painter Alex Couwenberg and noted black & white erotic photographer Steve Diet Goedde.

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The exhibit opens on Chinatown Los Angeles’ historic Chung King Road along with five other contemporary art gallery receptions.

Gallery Hours: Wed- Fri, 1-6pm, Sun 1-4pm, & by appt.

Feb
4
Sun
Book Launch @ Ooga Booga Chinatown
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us this Sunday afternoon for the joint book launch of:

n_on::s-e.ns/ic-al;; publication’s latest issue: (truth)
&
PRACTICE artist collective’s first publication: PRACTICE x Wind

Celebrating five years of n_on::s-e.ns/ic-al;; art journal, their latest issue (truth) features contributions by David Bell, Akina Cox, Christian Cummings & Lee Lorenzo, Geirþrúður Finnbogadóttir Hjörvar, Jamie Green, Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir, Haukur Már Helgason, Lucky Dragons, Christina Catherine Martinez, Miller Robinson.

Lucky Dragons will be performing “Score for a Group of Two” at the launch!

PRACTICE x Wind is the first publication to record all the activities that unfolded around PRACTICEcollective’s artist-run space from 2015 to 2017. It is mainly composed of informal images of artists who have passed through the space, where leisure and work, direction and chaos have become indistinguishable. A separate catalogue includes documentation of all the exhibitions that took place at PRACTICE. More than just an archival document, the book conceives itself as a rhizomatic propagation of the unruly yet generative energy that has earned PRACTICE its unique place. It also marks the turning point for PRACTICE’s transition into the unknown.

More info available here!

Feb
17
Sat
Chinese New Year Festival & Parade @ Central Plaza
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.

STREET CLOSURE 12PM – 4PM
* Hill Street from Bernard to Temple
* Ord, Alpine, College & Bernard Streets from North Broadway to North Hill Street
* North Broadway from Bernard Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
* Cesar Chavez Avenue from North Broadway to Main Street

1pm-3pm: 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade will begin at the intersection of Hill Street and Ord Street. The Golden Dragon Parade is the oldest celebration of its kind in America. Please contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at (213) 617-0396 or www.lachinesechamber.org for details.

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisans
Calligraphy by George Guojian Cui
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi
Clay Sculpture by Kelou Xu
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit & Vegetable Carving by Thais Inc.

Capuchin Monkey (4pm-7pm)

Central Plaza Main Stage
Emcee: Lindsay Louie
12:00pm-12:20pm   Traditional Southern Style Dragon and Lion Dance / (Performed by: East Wind Foundation For Youth)
12:30pm-1:00pm     Sean Wang on Guzhen
1:00pm-3:00pm       DARK
3:00pm-4:30pm       Jim Duncan and “Island Time”
4:30pm-5:00pm       Traditional Southern Style Dragon and Lion Dance / (Performed by: East Wind Foundation For Youth)
5:00pm-6:30pm       “Island Time” feat Jason Arimoto
6:30pm-7:00pm       Martial Arts/ Shaolin Yanxu Gongfa School with Sean Wang on Guzhen
7:00pm-8:00pm       Brit Rodriguez

Craft & Vintage Market
Afternoon Par-Tea
Bad Pickle Tees
Clenn Designs
East West Shop
JDN73
LA MENO
Max Li tintype
Robot by Matt Q Spangler
Savana Lilly Jewelry
Sol De Cobre
Warrior Painters

Craft Beer Garden
Maui Brewing pineapple wheat
Bear republic pilsner
Garage project pernicious weed double ipa
Modern times City of the Sun
Stone IPA

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
India Jones
Jogasaki Sushiburrito
Fluff Ice
Kogi Truck
Lobsta Truck
The Pudding Truck
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vchos Truck
Yalla Truck

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
3PM – SLEEP STATE
4PM – ZHAO
5PM – NICOLE KIKI JAFFE
6PM
ROYALJAG
7PMFAUNAVISION
8PMDANA AND THE WOLF

Pop Up Food Booth
Chef Royce Burke
Chef Isa Fabro

Roaming Performer
Magician – Minh Tran (6pm-8pm)

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop with Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy
Brush Painting
Chinese Lucky Charm

Culinary Stage (4pm) curated by Chef Royce Burke
Hosts: Felix Fang & Royce Burke
4:00 Lynn Liu (Sichuan Impression) – Sichuan Braised Jambalaya
4:30 TianTian Qiu (Hip Hot) – Pineapple Sticky Rice (菠蘿糯米飯)
5:00 Johnny Lee – Long Life Noodles
5:30 Royce Burke – Hoisin Fat Choi & Steamed Fish
6:30 Isa Fabro – Egg Tart (蛋撻)
7:00 Jessica Wang – Butter Mochi (年糕)
7:30 Royce Burke – Tang Yuan (湯圓)

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

Presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District, with support from KCRW, LA Weekly and Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation.

Feb
24
Sat
Firecracker Festival and 20/40MI Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Firecracker is one of the largest and longest-running Chinese New Year charity run in the country. Saturday offers 2 Bike Ride Routes to choose from – 20 Mile Ride and 40 Mile Challenge Course with a 8am start time. 100% of net proceeds are reinvested in the local community.

The Firecracker Festival is free to the public and takes place in Chinatown’s Central Plaza. In conjunction with the Firecracker Festival, where all participants must visit to pick up their race packets.

Feb
25
Sun
Firecracker Festival and 5K/10K Run/Walk @ Central Plaza
Feb 25 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations – providing service and programs to benefit the community.

Mar
4
Sun
Book Launch @ Ooga Booga Chinatown
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us this Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of the first issue of our friend Jess Scott’s publication Quinto Quarto Quarterly!

Quinto Quarto Quarterly is a print-only limited run publication exploring art through interviews in the form of oral histories instead of the standard Q&A. The first issue features Genesis Breyer P-Orridge +William Basinski + TJ Hustler!

Light refreshments + songs selections by Roxanne Clifford + new Genesis Breyer P-Orridge poster from QQQ!

Mar
17
Sat
PRISMS @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
Mar 17 – Mar 23 all-day
Curator(s): Cassie Riger and Mak Kern
Hours: Monday – Friday 10am- 5 pm
Exhibit: 1/27/18 – 3/23/18
Performances: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 6 – 9 PM

6 pm 
exhibition walk-through with the curators
Cassie Riger and Mak Kern

7 pm 
Krysten Cunningham with Nancy Sandercock and Johanna Bennett
“Human Luminescence”

8:30 pm  
Rebecca Bruno with sound by Yann Novak
“A Configuration Reconstituting Herself”

Showing works by
Devin Kenny
Mak Kern
Cassie Riger
Hiromi Takizawa
Isabel Theselius

With performances by
Rebecca Bruno
Krysten Cunningham

And a catalog essay by
Jennifer Frias

When we think of light we think….

Pink Floyd cover art. White privilege. Crystals. Blue light eye blockers and amber light from dusk till dawn. Spiritual awakening. Mass media. Projectors. Phenomenology. Cinema. Space travel. Transparency. Remembrance. Reflection. Context. Desire. Mood. Magic.

PRISMS holds the proverbial Pink Floyd crystal up to the stream of light-based work flowing out of Southern California today. Like a prism, we aim to clarify, to show a spectrum, to make delightful rainbows dance across the walls.

FOCA Curators Lab Chairs: Noriko Fujinami & Tressa Miller

Mar
18
Sun
Polytope @ Automata
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm

Polytope by Los Angeles composer Daniel Corral is a multimedia microtonal performance for MIDI quartet. Performed entirely in darkness, four live musicians operate colorful glowing MIDI controllers. It’s a mesmerizing dance of silhouettes, captured on live feed video and projected large and bright as a moving, visual score.

Mar
22
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Mar 22 @ 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.