Calendar

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.

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.

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

“Taste of Chinatown” Walking Tour @ Far East Plaza
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Held in conjunction with China Week May 1-14, 2019.

This China Week exclusive Taste of Chinatown Walking Tour will feature a sampling of Chinatown’s most delicious bites, from classic favorites as well as trendy hot spots, calligraphy lesson, and conclude with our condensed walking tour of historical and cultural highlights of Chinatown. This ticketed event will include food+beverage (we will not be able to accommodate substitutions for dietary restrictions), calligraphy lesson, and a 90 minute walking tour.

May
11
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour (China Week) @ Throughout Chinatown
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Held in conjunction with China Week May 1-14, 2019.

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.

May
23
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
May 23 @ 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.

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

Jun
8
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Jun-CSN) @ Throughout Chinatown
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 6/8 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 (6/8) @ Central Plaza
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 12:00 am

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

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

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
coming soon

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
coming soon

Craft & Vintage Market
coming soon

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
coming soon

Street Food Lot 5pm-midnight
coming soon

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
coming soon

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
coming soon

Pop Up TBA

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kensington Presents
coming soon

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

coming soon