Calendar

Jan
12
Sat
Jason Pulgarin’s CLASS WARFARE @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Jan 12 – Feb 23 all-day

Eastern Projects Gallery is pleased to announce Jason Pulgarin’s solo exhibition, “CLASS WARFARE”, running from Saturday January 12th to February 23rd. The opening reception will take place on January 12th from 6 – 10 pm, with a closing reception on February 23rd from 6 – 10 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

“CLASS WARFARE” – Noun; The struggle for the political and economic power carried on between capitalists and workers.

This collection is the exploration of the ongoing war between upper and lower class, told through famous renaissance paintings. History shows us that this struggle is nothing new, so historic masterworks have been deconstructed and broken down to their simplest form. With this Jason hopes to convey a series of emotions that tells a story of hope for the poor and the pursuit of power for the rich.

“I have modernized the traditional canvas, a tool mostly used by the aristocracy, with the use of a material most commonly associated with the undeserved, Spray paint.”

– Jason Pulgarin

The separation of upper and lower class is a continuous battle in all human cultures across the globe. With today’s political climate in Los Angeles, it sets a well lit stage to show the disparity between corporate opulence and working class struggle.

Feb
2
Sat
Art Salon Chinatown Year of the Pig/Boar Exhibition @ Realm
Feb 2 – Mar 17 all-day

Hours: Wednesday through Monday 12:00 – 6:00 PM, Closed Tuesday

Opening Reception: Saturday February 2, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Happy New Year of The Pig!

Art Salon Chinatown is pleased to invite you to an exhibition celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Earth Pig/Boar. Over 20 artists have created celebratory interpretations of the Boar or Pig in various mediums. Join us as we welcome the start of this year, filled with the promise of harmony, success, peace, and prosperity!

Feb
9
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (CNY) – FULL @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us after the tour with the Chinese New Year Festival 12pm-8pm and Golden Dragon Parade 1pm-3pm in Chinatown.

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.

Chinese New Year Festival & Parade @ Central Plaza
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

STREET CLOSURE 11AM – 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: 120th 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. For parade information and to purchase grandstand seats, please contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles at (213) 617-0396 or visit their website at www.lachinesechamber.org.

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment (12pm-8pm)
Host by Lindsay Louie
12:00pm-12:15pm   Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
12:15pm-12:30pm   The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
1:00pm-3:00pm       Golden Dragon Parade
2:00pm-3:00pm       眾樂 Classical Chinese Music Ensemble
3:00pm-3:15pm       The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
3:15pm-3:45pm       Traditional Chinese Instruments (Sean Wang Music on Guzheng)
3:45pm-4:00pm       Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
4:00pm-4:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
4:30pm-5:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
5:15pm-6:00pm       Larissa Lam & Only Won
6:00pm-6:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
6:30pm-7:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
7:00pm-7:30pm       Traditional Chinese Instrument (Sean Wang Solo on Guzheng)
7:30pm-8:00pm       Ukulele (Jason Arimoto)

Craft & Vintage Market
Adobix
Clenn Designs
EMT
EternalGlyphics
Hulma
JDN73/inicreations
JT Brookside
LA MENO
Pattras Home
SavanaLilly Jewelry
Sol de Cobre

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Love Bird
Luck Dish Curry
Prince of Venice
Sticky Rice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Culinary Corner
Brothecary – Pan Fried Juicy Dumplings (Sheng Jian Bao 生煎包)
Buddha Bing – Jian Bing, cold brew tea
Chef Royce Burke, Yarrow Cafe – Beggars Chicken Sichuan Loti Tacos, Leek Cake
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Chowmein, Siu Mai, Har Gow, Veggie Egg Rolls and Steamed BBQ Pork Buns
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie Infused Potstickers + Pickled Cabbage, Lemonade w/ Butterfly Tea, Guava juice w/ Butterfly Tea

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Family Workshop
3D Paper Pig
Lunar New Year Pig

Artisans
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (4pm-7pm)

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Clay CA (4PM-9PM) – hosting an open studio hand building workshop. Guests are invited to enter the space and build forms representing positive energy they would like to manifest this year. Participation is for all ages and cost is $15.

Craft Workshop (4PM-6PM) – Lantern Making

Eastern Projects (12PM-8PM)– CLASS WARFARE

LA Wine (3PM-6PM) – $10 flights for Blossom Plaza residents

Songbird Café (10AM-3:30PM)

“Babe” Movie Screening (6PM) & free popcorn (limited seating)

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

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

Feb
16
Sat
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride 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.

Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Firecracker) @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Held in conjunction with the Firecracker Event.

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.

Feb
17
Sun
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride 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
2
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
16
Sat
IT’S ART IF I SAY IT’S ART. OTHERWISE, IT’S NOT. @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Mar 16 – Apr 27 all-day

Eastern Projects Gallery is pleased to present the work of Scott Johnson, a mixed-media artist and well-known Los Angeles-based architect. The solo exhibition runs from Saturday, March 16 to Saturday, April 27, 2019. The opening reception takes place on Saturday March 16 from 6-10 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The work includes large and small format paintings and works on paper which explore the dialectic between the architectural order which surrounds us and the chaos of streaming media we experience daily. Replete with painting, hand-drawing and imaging drawn from multiple sources, the works consist of the layering of various transparent materials which create depth and dimension and a sense of buried meanings.

Mar
24
Sun
Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, Chinatown Entertainment Program @ Los Angeles Chinatown
Mar 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

4am – 9:35am Chinatown Street Closure
Visit https://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures for specific closures and accessibility.

7:30am – 8:30am: The Chinatown Entertainment Program, along Mile 2 of the Marathon, will showcase East Wind Foundation for Youth Lion Dance Troupe at the corner of Broadway and Alpine.