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


“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.

Southland Ensemble : Byzantine Rites @ Automata
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

New Work by Laura Steenberge

Southland Ensemble concludes it’s 2017/18 season with the premiere of a new work by LA-based composer Laura Steenberge:

Byzantine Rites is a new collection of pieces in which chant-inspired musical textures accompany actions performed with household objects. The title speaks in part to the borrowing of fragments of medieval Byzantine chants to form the musical materials, and in part to the use of Byzantine to refer to unnecessarily complicated procedures.

This concert is presented in conjunction with the Dog Star 14th annual festival of experimental music.

Disability Rights California, Canine Companions for Independence and Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living @ California Endowment
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Disability Rights California and Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living Present: Who Let the Dogs In? Service Dogs in Private Businesses and Public Spaces 

Want to Know More about Rights and Responsibilities Involving Service Dogs in Private Businesses and Public Spaces? 

Join us for an overview and panel discussion of service animal law. 

You will learn:
1. The legal definition of a service animal
2. Legal rights associated with service dogs in private businesses and public spaces

Space is limited. Please RSVP to: or 213-536-9349 

Please call 213-213-8115 if you need a reasonable accommodation or an interpreter. Interpreter requests must be made no later than Friday, June 8, 2018.

Chinatown Summer Nights (6/30) @ Central Plaza
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 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
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit Carving by THAIS Inc.

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM – 8:00PM TBA
8:00PM KCRW DJ Liza Richardson
10:00PM KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad

Craft & Vintage Market
Balam Creations
california cowboy
Flea Market Girl
Graphic Villain
Robot By Matt Q Spangler
Shelly & Co Jewelry
Sol De Cobre
Vintage Statement Pieces by NyLaurent

Culinary Stage
Hosts: Royce Burke, Lindsay Louie
6:30pm  Demo by Chef Tian Tian Qiu (Hip Hot)
7:00pm  Eating Contest
7:30pm  Demo by Chef Lupe Liang (Hop Woo)

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Crepes Bonaparte
Fluff Ice
Jogasaki Truck
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza

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

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Dancing Lion

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
coming soon

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
East West Shop
Intentionally Blank
Jada N Jon
mamori maru
Miss Ing Artist
Primary Deodorant
wardrobe divas
Zero Waste Cart

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

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kevin Bronson of

Second Annual Summer Train Festival @ Union Station LA
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Experience the magic of train travel on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a FREE family event that will showcase the storied history and inventive future of trains.

Train enthusiasts will be treated to a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and will experience the future of train travel with rarely seen train cars from Metrolink and Amtrak.

Model Train displays, virtual reality stations, a Kids’ Zone, vintage automobiles, L.A.’s premier food trucks and music from the city’s hottest DJ’s will keep the festivities “on track” throughout the day.

Don’t miss out on this fun, family event— reserve your spot HERE!

Check in at the Union Station Information Booth for a festival map and free Event Passport. Be one of the first 1,000 guests to complete the passport and receive this commemorative Summer Train Fest pin!

Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Episode 3: FALLEN OBJECTS! (Space Paranoids part 2)

Exactly seventy one years ago this month, something crashed in the New Mexico Desert near the town of Roswell. It was an actual thing. It actually crashed. Beyond that fact, we just have stories which have mutated into the modern UFO mythos, with this fallen object at its foundation.

For this Paranoid Machines incident, we’ll unpack some of the epistemological tangle of the Modern UFO, and look at how it relates to something that happened a little ways down the road from Roswell, exactly seventy three years ago this month — the Trinity test. Road trip slide show included. Might talk about Q. Might get silenced by DeepState. Who knows??


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.