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!

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.

Mar
28
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursdays of odd months; exception in November when it’s held on the 3rd Thursday.

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

For questions or to be added to the Board Agenda, please submit a detail email request prior to the meeting to info@chinatownla.com for consideration.

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

Apr
3
Wed
CURVE: New sound works by Inne Eysermans, Liew Niyomkarn, and Eric Heep @ Automata
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Join us at Automata for an unique evening of new sound works for live performance by three cutting-edge composers: Liew Niyomkarn (Antwerp), Innes Eysermans (Antwerp), and Eric Heep (Los Angeles)

PROGRAM:

INNE EYSERMANS     at the same time
A new work exploring pre-recorded data and time in semi-structured, interactive environments created in Max/MSP and Mira.

LIEW NIYOMKARN     Aquabeez   
A newest granular performance that conjures an image of greenery landscape, a dense swarm of insects. Liew reuses sound from field recording, feedback loop and traditional music that is stretched, mingled all together into a new form that leaves its original.

ERIC HEEP     Silo  
A new piece for bricks, piano wire, motors, rice, and automatic door locks.

Apr
4
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
6
Sat
TELL ME A STORY AND I’LL SING YOU A SONG @ Charlie James Gallery
Apr 6 – May 4 all-day

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12pm – 5pm
Artist Reception, APRIL 6, 2019, 6-9PM

Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present Tell Me a Story And I’ll Sing You a Song, a group exhibition curated by Bianca Moran, with works by Yasmine Diaz, Ramiro Gomez, David Huffman, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Vincent Miranda, Star Montana, Chinwe Okona, noé olivas, Umar Rashid and Savannah Wood.

This exhibition showcases a group of artists whose practices are invested in the exploration of narrative and the ways in which the personal intersects and complicates the historical record. Through painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and installation, these artists explore the nuance and tension that exists between personal histories and dominant historical narratives. There is in each piece the element of juxtaposition that puts forth a reconsideration of context and content, material and meaning. As such, each work is a gesture towards the formation of a visual language that can be read as annotations to the histories that have been built around and through but not from.

Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Apr 6 @ 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.