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.

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


Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm

THE NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE presents “Storytelling”, a program featuring works for string quartet that focus on the power of storytelling, including Ted Hearne’s The Answer to the Question that Wings Ask, Federico Llach’s El libro de los flasheos (The Book of Trippin’), Pamela Z’s and the movement of the Tongue, and the world premiere of a new work by Valentín Pelisch, 4 weak receptions from a dying TV (#1- Charles Mingus, Los Ángeles), written for the Now Hear Ensemble. Performers will include Maiani da Silva (violin), Emily Call (violin), Jonathan Morgan (viola), Jennifer Bewerse (cello), Adriane Hill (flute), and Federico Llach (narrator).

Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm

Sounds and/or Music

– JUANJOSÉ RIVAS : horse’s jaw, brackets, modified muzzles, electronics
– ULRICH KRIEGER + CARMINA ESCOBAR : saxophones, amplified voice
– JASON BROWN + AMAR RAVVA : patches, surfaces, the box

All the way from Tenochtitlan (a.k.a. Mexico City) Juanjosé Rivas, a fundamental being of the experimental sound art in Mexico, will perform the piece M: Mascullar Serie: Plexus — a sound action for horse’s jaw, brackets, modified muzzles and electronics. Plexus is a series of sound actions based on different body movements which try to generate a symbolic dialogue between physical concepts throughout sound improvisation such as: error, randomness, and the stochastic in order to describe some kind of body phenomena.

Directions to Betalevel

an alley in chinatown

  1. Find yourself in front of “FULL HOUSE RESTAURANT” located at 963 N. Hill Street in Chinatown.
  2. Locate the alley on the left hand side of Full House.
  3. Walk about 20 feet down the alley (away from the street).
  4. Stop.
  5. Notice dumpster on your right hand side.
  6. Take a right and continue down the alley.
  7. Exercise caution so as not trip on the wobbly cement blocks underfoot
  8. The entrance to Betalevel is located 10 yards down on left side, behind a red door, down a black staircase.
Coffee with a Cop @ Starbucks
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.

By removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Triple book launch in Chinatown! @ Ooga Booga Chinatown
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us this Thursday evening to celebrate new books by Luke Fischbeck, Trevor Hernandez & Neha Choksi, all published by Hesse Press!

Hesse Press is an independent press based in Los Angeles started in 2014 by Clare Kelly & John Wiese. Their series of artist monographs focusing on LA artists continues with Beyond Majority Rule by Luke Fischbeck, Landmurk by Trevor Hernandez and their new text-based series with Dismantling by Neha Choksi!

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.

CARBON @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
May 19 all-day

Curated by artist Lauren Kasmer

Opening: Saturday, May 19, 2018 5-8 pm

Special Event:  Saturday June 2, 2018, 3- 5 pm
Artist panel conversation with Shana Nys Dambrot includes exploring catalog text chosen by each artist

Featuring Work by: Terry Arena, Joaquín Boz, James Griffith, Bonita Helmer, Lauren Kasmer, Brad Miller, Jenene Nagy, Chris Oatey, Brian Rochefort, Tam Van Tran

And a catalog with essay by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot, designed by Patricia Moritz and published by Lauren Kasmer

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein
All of the artists included in CARBON are cognizant of their relationship to the chemical element of carbon, one of the most abundant substances in the universe and the basis of all known life. The decomposition of forms that were once alive reduces all matter to basic components. From these, new creation comes into existence. Carbon-related cycles participate in the energy produced by the sun and by the universe roiling beneath the earth’s surface. As Carl Sagan said, “The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star stuff.” Each in their way address the importance of this framework to a more profound understanding of the nature of existence — some through materials and mediums, others through technique and subject, all with a heartily unique sense of the metaphorical potential of this concept.

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.


  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 for consideration.

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