Calendar

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.

Oct
19
Fri
A Machine for Living by Susan Simpson @ Automata
Oct 19 – Nov 3 all-day

A science fiction about enlightened aliens, botanical intimacy and the end of the body as we know it

Live Cinema performed with puppets

A Southern California artist absorbs errant extraterrestrial DNA and slowly evolves into highly advanced alien other. As she receives revelations from a distant planet her body transforms. She finds herself capable of a supernatural botanical reproduction that could transform the human race. Pursued as a biological terrorist she must decide her next steps.

All scenes are performed on stage with small-scale puppets, sets and hand-operated special-effects. The performance is captured by multiple cameras and mixed live to create a live film experience.

Video Design: Ting Zhang
Sound Design: Jesse Mandapat
Lighting Design: Moira MacDonald
Set and Puppet: Design Susan Simpson
Puppeteers: Molly Allis and Moira MacDonald.

Vocal Performances by : Anne Yatco and Samuel Camp

Showtimes:
Friday, Oct. 19 at  8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 at  8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 27 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 pm

Oct
20
Sat
Fearless Paint @ Tieken Gallery LA
Oct 20 – Nov 20 all-day

Opening Reception, Saturday October 20th 6pm-10pm
Gallery Hours: Friday-Sunday 1pm-6p

The Art of Bibi Davidson and Fred Tieken

Bibi Davidson is an Israeli born, Los Angeles based artist whose illustrative-style works are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of her childhood.

Fred Tieken was born in a small, rural Illinois town on the Mississippi River during the Great Depression. He thought early on that there was more to life and his artistic endeavors have helped him to achieve a life he dreamed of.

With Fearless Paint, our last show of 2018, we strive to show how two artists from opposite sides of the globe and with very different influences have used art to settle internal conflicts by chronicling their lives through their art.

Nov
3
Sat
Art Salon Chinatown presents Kristina Wong @ Realm
Nov 3 – Dec 10 all-day

Hours: Wednesday through Monday 12:00 – 6:00 PM, Closed Tuesday
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Ministry of Culture is pleased to present the sixth edition of Art Salon Chinatown exhibitions featuring Los Angeles artist Kristina Wong. The exhibition will be on view November 3 – December 10, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Realm, and will feature a live performance by Kristina as she makes her final campaign appearance before the 2018 midterm elections. Realm will be transformed (partially!) to Kristina Wong’s Campaign Headquarters. Admission to this interactive performance is FREE to the public. Surprises await!

Yoga Class @ Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga classes are coming to Blossom Plaza in November!
These are free classes open to the community.
Saturday, November 3rd, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 10th, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM to 11 AM

The yoga classes will be held on the Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area.  Please bring your own mat and water bottle.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the waiver and sign in sheet.
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
10
Sat
Yoga Class @ Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga classes are coming to Blossom Plaza in November!
These are free classes open to the community.
Saturday, November 3rd, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 10th, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM to 11 AM

The yoga classes will be held on the Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area.  Please bring your own mat and water bottle.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the waiver and sign in sheet.
SOUTHLAND ENSEMBLE @ Automata
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm

Program 1, 2018-2019 Season

George Brecht’s Candle Piece for Radios and other classic event scores.

Automata is excited to announce Southland Ensembles 2018-2019 Season of 4 programs, presented between November 2018 and June 2019.  The season  opens at Automata this Saturday, November 10 with Program 1: George Brecht’s Candle Piece for Radios andother classic event scores.

This Saturday’s program inaugurates the season with Southland Ensemble’s annual FLUXUS event, featuring George Brecht’s Candle Piece for Radios among other classic event scores. Including pieces by Robert Bozzi (1966), George Brecht (1959), Henning Christiansen (1964), Ken Friedman (1965), Alison Knowles (1965), Takehisa Kosugi, Larry Miller (1970), Yoko Ono (1955), Tomas Schmit and Robert Watts (1970).

Nov
15
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Nov 15 @ 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.

Nov
17
Sat
Yoga Class @ Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga classes are coming to Blossom Plaza in November!
These are free classes open to the community.
Saturday, November 3rd, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 10th, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM to 11 AM

The yoga classes will be held on the Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area.  Please bring your own mat and water bottle.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the waiver and sign in sheet.