Calendar

Jul
26
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Jul 26 @ 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.

Jul
28
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 7/28 Chinatown Summer Nights Event 5pm-midnight.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 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.

Chinatown Summer Nights (7/28) @ Central Plaza
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 12:00 am

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (5pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (6pm-9pm)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit Carving by THAIS Inc.

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM Sean Wang & Students on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
5:45PM Jason Arimoto/Jim Duncan on Ukelele “Island Time”
6:30PM Sean Wang & Students on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
7:15PM Jason Arimoto/Jim Duncan on Ukelele “Island Time”
8:00PM KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer
10:00PM KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

Craft & Vintage Market
Balam Creations/Eternal Glyphics
JDN73
LA MENO
Lotus Era
NEOCLASSICS
Noral Collection
Pattrahome
Shelly & CO
sol de cobre
Vintage Statement Pieces by NyLaurent

Street Food Lot – A Tribute to Jonathan Gold – City of Gold
Brothecary – Pan Fried Juicy Dumplings (Shen Jian Bao 生煎包)
CSC Youth Center Fundraiser – Ice Cream Sandwich (made w/Scoops ice cream, Phoenix Bakery cookies)
Good Gravy Baker – Good Goddess Slice, Strawberry Shortcake Stuffed Mini Biscuit
Hip Hot – Solo Hot Pot & Big Toothpick Lamb
Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant – Roast Pig & Hong Kong Egg Pancake (雞蛋仔)
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Sausage on a Stick & drink
Yarrow – Carrot Tartine, Impossible Burger & [limited quantity] Leek Cakes

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Prince of Venice
Spoon & Pork
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vchos
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Roaming Magician
Makato (7pm-10pm)
Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

West Plaza (949 N. Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Chinese Paper Cut

“Tara” Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (6pm-9pm)

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
Ohana – Spa Water Cucumber Saison- Great American Beer Festival (GABF) winner 2017, Hill Street Hefeweizen, #hashtag Hops IPA
HPB – Boot Goof, Cool Feeling Hazy IPA, Fill Pils, Radio Hill, Timbo Pils
Stone – IPA
Three Weavers – Seafarer Kolsch

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
The Pretty Cult
Mamorimaru
Wardrobe Divas
Max Li Photos

Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kensington Presents
5PM – La Louma
6PM – Cosmos and Creature
7PM – Krys Wright
8PM – Iconique
9PM – Hamish Anderson
10PM – Rosehardt
11PM – Arms Akimbo

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

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Pop up by Bolo – Ube Bae Ice Cream Sando & Hot Butter Toasted Bolo
Pop up by CLAY CA – wheel demo
Eastern Projects – Opening reception for All Lit Up!
LA Wine

8:30PM  The Lost World: Jurassic Park Movie Screening & Popcorn

Aug
4
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Aug 4 @ 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.

Aug
25
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 8/25 Chinatown Summer Nights Event 5pm-midnight.

Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more! The 1 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.

Chinatown Summer Nights (8/25) @ Central Plaza
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 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
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi (7pm-9:30pm)
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (6pm-9pm)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit Carving by THAIS Inc.

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM Sean Wang & Students on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
5:30PM Jim Duncan on Ukelele “Island Time”
6:00PM Los Angeles Theatre Academy Performance
6:20PM Shaolin Kung Fu Demonstration
6:45PM Sean Wang & Students on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
7:15PM Jim Duncan on Ukelele “Island Time”
7:45PM East Wind Lion Dance
8PM KCRW DJ Raul Campos
10PM KCRW DJ Jason Bentley

Craft & Vintage Market
Balam Creation
California Cowboy
EternalGlyphics
inicreations
JDN37
LA MENO
Lotus Era
NyLaurent
Pattras Home
Robots by Matt Q Spangler
Shelly & Co
sol de cobre
THUNDERBACHS
The Zombie Movement

Street Food Lot – A Tribute to Jonathan Gold – City of Gold
Brothecary – Pan Fried Juicy Dumplings (Shen Jian Bao 生煎包)
Fat Dragon – Cha Siew Rice Bowl
Good Gravy Bakes – Churro with Gochujang Dipping Sauce
Hip Hot
 – Big Toothpick Lamb
Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant – Roast Pork Taco/serve over rice, Hong Kong Egg Waffle
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Sausage on a Stick
Ramen Champ – Curry Rice w/Chicken, Yakitori, Takoyaki
Side Chick – Hainan Chicken
Yarrow Cafe – Roast Pork Sandwich, Impossible Burger

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Fluff Ice
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Lobsta Truck
Love Bird
Prince of Venice
Spoon & Pork
Tokyo Doggie Style
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Roaming Magician
Makoto Halverson (7pm-10pm)
Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

West Plaza (949 N. Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Dog Pop-Up Card

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
Highland Park Brewery – Quinoa Cowboy, American IPA, Super Cloud, New England IPA, Good Green, American IPA
Ohana Brewing Company – Spa Water Saison, Great American Beer Festival Winner 2017, Tiki On The Beach, Blonde Ale W/ Tropical Fruit, Hollenbeck, Amber Ale, Hill Street, Hefeweizen
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009, American IPA
Garage Brewing Co. – Mango Hefeweizen, Mango Wheat Ale

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
Mamorimaru
Miss Ing Artist
Shu Zhang

Pop Up by Sticky Rice 5pm-10PM (or until food runs out)

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
5PM – Emma Cole
6PM – Jane Holiday
7PM – Mini Bear
8PM – Jasper Bones
9PM – CLARA-NOVA
10PM – Caught a Ghost
11PM – TAMPA

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Pop up by CLAY CA
Eastern Projects – All Lit Up!
LA Wine

8:30PM  ”Jurassic Park III” Movie Screening & Popcorn

Sep
1
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sat
Diagenesis Duo @ Automata
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm

Diagenesis Duo (Heather Barnes-soprano and Jennifer Bewerse-cello) makes their first appearance in Los Angeles performing contemporary classical music from their recently released debut CD, Hands and Lips of Wind. The concert features commissions Diagenesis has made throughout their 7-year collaboration and Harrison Birtwistle’s elegant miniatures, Twelve Settings of Lorine Niedecker. Also on the program is Diagenesis’s most recent commission, Marti Epstien’s Different Kinds of Light featuring the poetry of Jackson Mac Low.

Program:
Harrison Birtwistle: Twelve Settings of Lorine Niedecker
Mischa Salkind-Pearl: Hands and Lips of Wind
Marti Epstein: Different Kinds of Light
Adam Scott Neal: Travels
Scott Ordway: Black is the Color

Sep
15
Sat
Armando Lerma’s “RIO XANTA” @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Sep 15 – Nov 3 all-day

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 6pm-10pm

In his second solo exhibition, Armando Lerma of the “Date Farmers” collective, invites us yet again into other worlds. His show, titled “Rio Xanta” includes glimpses of colorful scenes that encapsulate unique dimensions, drawing us into their timelessness. Inspired by hand-painted signs, commonly associated with the mundane, Lerma elevates their functionality to a place of intrigue. His appropriation of old signage mixed in with original works bends space and time, weaving the past with the present, and creating a multi-dimensional reflection of commercialized brands, painted over and drowned out by new colors and expressions.

Ultimately, the playful and colorful worlds on display seem to evoke an attempt at escapism. The imperfect fantastical images of exotic animals and seductive dancers, only almost take the viewer away from the trappings of reality. In their modest attempts at commercial functionality, the flawed signage speak to the inescapable human deficiency at play. Despite our hopes, there’s no escaping a mild disappointment with man’s present relationship to nature; exoticizing its creatures and exploiting the natural flow of the universe’s inherent balance.

Yet despite their obvious imperfections, the placement of works invites the viewer on a journey into the artists’ sentiment and offers an intimate look into his delicate approach to a harsh and dark world. At closer glance, there is a belief that although the imbalance between man and nature produces so much detachment, that there exists beyond space and time an inherent connection to the waters of an ancient balance–by which the artist opens himself, and invites the viewer to wade. It is a balance uninterrupted by an ancestral connection, that flows through despite all obstacles, offering more than escape but a redemption.

Sep
27
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Sep 27 @ 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.