Calendar

Jun
8
Sat
Erased from a True Story @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Jun 8 – Jul 13 all-day

 

Opening Reception: June 8th, 2019 6 pm -10 pm

Eastern Projects Gallery is pleased to present “Erased from a True Story”,  a solo exhibition by Chance Cooper.

“As moments turn into memories, we stash them in the closet of our mind. Some are draped over hangers, visible with every peek, waiting to be flicked through and tried on again. Others are neatly folded, layered inside a drawer, sharing a compartmentalized feeling. The rest are thrown on the floor and kicked to a corner, only to get lost and collect haze.

Even the clearest head doesn’t have enough room in their closet to go shopping for memories every new trend. Eventually our minds have to choose which ones to let go of. When it comes time to clean out the closet, there are some ‘good times’ even Goodwill won’t take. Unfortunately, those must be thrown away.

Until then, this body of work hangs the memories that will be erased from a true story.”

– Chance Cooper

Jul
13
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Jul-CSN) @ Throughout Chinatown
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 7/13 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 (7/13) @ Central Plaza
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 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 (6pm-8:30pm)
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (6pm-9pm)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM Students on Guzheng
5:30PM Shaolin Temple Cultural Center
6:00PM Students on Guzheng
6:30PM Sean Wang on Guzheng
7:00PM Shaolin Temple Cultural Center
7:30PM Sean Wang + Students on Guzheng
8:00PM KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad
10:00PM KCRW DJ Jason Bentley

Craft & Vintage Market
Bleenkies
Clenn Designs
Desert Moon
EternalGlyphics
LA Meno
Lioness Jewelry
Pattrashome
Shelly & Co
Sol de Cobre
The Poster List

Culinary Corner 5pm-midnight
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花)
Katsu Sando – Pork Katsu Sando, Menchi Wagyu Beef Katsu Sando, Yuzu Soda
LA Brisket – Sandwich, Rice Bowl, Soda, Lemonade
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie infused potstickers, butterfly tea
LASA – Sinigang Wings, Griddled Corn
Ramen Champ – Champ “Cup of Noodle” Spicy Miso Ramen, Takoyaki, Champ Spam Musubi, Champ Japanese Egg Sandwich & Chicken Katsu Sandwich
.standstill. – Maple Mylk Tea, Strawberry Garden, Coco Melon Oolong
Wax Paper – Lingua Franca Burger, Tomato Salad, Pineapple Vanilla Bean Cooler, Watermelon Basil Cooler

Street Performer
East Wind Lion Dance Troupe (8:30pm)
Eutectics, Broadway on Shiseido steps
Magic with Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Magic with Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Calligraphy with Jakie Harris Xu
Pop-Up Pig Card

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Ground Floor

General Lee’s presents Bamboo House 5pm-midnight
(2) Bars + DJ Amor

Dim Sum by Golden Dragon Restaurant
Giant Chess Set
Ping Pong Table

Performance by String Ensemble from Temple City High School

2nd Floor Parking Lot

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
highland park brewery – refresh, throwback
ogopo – sharlie
ohana brewing – tiki on the beach
zodiac brewing – drops of hops, HYPE IT UP

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kensington Presents
5PM – Beauty Queen
6PM – mmmonika
7PM – SPELLES
8PM – WESLEE
9PM – BIIANCO
10PM – Zhao
11PM – Bridesmen

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Avocado Mama
Chili Lips Ltd
CLAY CA – Member Sale
Crate sm
Eastern Projects – Erased from a True Story [Closing reception at 6pm]
LA Wine Chinatown – Wine & Beer specials, Flights, Hot Dogs
Lawn Games – checkers, connect four and corn hole
Ms. Masa
Sara P. Buhay
Sidewalk Chalk Station
Songbird – Coffee 4pm-9pm

8:30PM  FREE Movie Screening (Karate Kid Part II) & Popcorn (limited seating)

Jul
25
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Jul 25 @ 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.

Aug
3
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Aug 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.

Aug
10
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Aug-CSN) @ Throughout Chinatown
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 8/10 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 (8/10) @ Central Plaza
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 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 (5pm-7:30pm)
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (6pm-9pm)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5:00PM Sean + Ye Jin (Chinese Zither + Pipa)
5:30PM Shaolin Temple Cultural Center
6:00PM Sean + Ye Jin (Chinese Zither + Pipa)
7:00PM Shaolin Temple Cultural Center
7:20PM Sean + Ye Jin (Chinese Zither + Pipa)
7:45PM East Wind Lion Dance
8PM KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer
10PM KCRW DJ Raul Campos

Craft & Vintage Market
De La Luna Designs
EternalGlyphics
JDN73
LA Meno
LA Style Rush
Lioness Jewelry
Luedicke, Adam The poster list
Pattrashome
Sketch Cartel
Sol de Cobre

Culinary Corner 5pm-midnight
Brothecary – Sheng Jian Bao (生煎包), Steamed Dumplings (水餃)
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花)
LA Brisket – Sandwiches, Bowl, Lemonade
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie infused potstickers, butterfly tea
Pique-Nique L.A. – Pork Belly Zongzi + pickles on the side, Banana Zongzi
Ramen Champ – Champ “Cup of Noodle”, Spam Musubi, Takoyaki
Saigon Deli – Sugar Cane Juice
Secret Lasagna – Lasagna (meat or vegan), Garlic Bread
.standstill. – Cold brews, Flavored Beverages, Tea Flight/Tasting 1 hour (Taiwan / Yunnan)
Wax Paper – Grilled Cheese (ham extra), Berries and vanilla cream, 2 different coolers

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Border Grill Truck
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Love Bird
Sweet Cravings
Tokyo Doggie Style
Wise Barbecue
Vivace Pizza
Yalla Truck

Street Performer
Eutectic on Broadway on Shiseido steps (7:30pm-10pm)
Magic with Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Magic with Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Calligraphy Workshop by Nori Shirasu
Geometric Pig

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

GROUND FLOOR

General Lee’s presents Bamboo Room 5pm-midnight
(2) Bars + DJ Amor

Dim Sum Cart by Golden Dragon Restaurant (6pm-10pm)
Connect 4
Giant Chess Set
Ping Pong Table
Twister

Performance by Lewena Strings Ensemble from Temple City High School (6:30pm-10pm)

2ND FLOOR PARKING LOT 

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
21st Amendment – Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Highland Park Brewery – Beeper, Timbo Pils
Modern Times Brewing – Critical Band Spa
Stone Brewing – Honey Blonde Ale, Notorious POG Sour, Stone IPA, Tropic

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage 5pm-midnight
Curated by Kensington Presents
5PM – Mara Connor
6PM – Nicole Kiki Jaffe
7PM – Inspired and The Sleep
8PM – Oddnesse
9PM – VIAA
10PM – Monogem
11PM – Khushi

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Avocado Mama – Vegan Mac & Cheese
CLAY CA – Stop by the studio to work on a collaborative community piece or watch instructors throw large pieces on the wheel!
DIY Craft Table (Free) – Light up Chinatown with paper lanterns you can decorate with rubbing plates, crayons and a light is included! All ages welcome.
Dog Drop (Free) – a new kind of dog daycare based around convenience and flexibility. Dogdrop will set-up an exciting photo-booth, so don’t forget to bring your pup!
Eastern Projects – Sung Jik Yang presents Portraits, Opening reception 6pm-10pm
LA Wine Chinatown – Wine & Beer specials, Flights & Hot Dogs
Lawn Games (Free) – giant games = fun
Ms. Masa – handmade tortillas and quesadillas filled with options of cheese, carne asada or refried beans.
Nomad Ice Pops – handmade ice pops with whole fruits and vegetables blended into fun and interesting flavors
Songbird – Extended Café Hours 4-9 PM

8:30PM  FREE Movie Screening (Karate Kid Part III) & Popcorn (limited seating)

Sep
7
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Sep 7 @ 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
14
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (MF) @ Throughout Chinatown
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held in conjunction with the 9/14 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 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.

81st Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival @ Central Plaza
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates the full harvest moon and is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, and to celebrate and share the generous bounty with family. We will be celebrating with our Los Angeles family in Chinatown style! Traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations alongside hot local bands mark a celebration uniquely Angeleno and uniquely Chinatown. Come by for our annual Moon Festival Ritual with Mooncake demo and sampling, or to take a peek at the full moon in her glory through scientific telescopes!

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Arts & Craft Workshop
Light-Up Pig Lantern
Chinese Lucky Knot

Artisan
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (TBA)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Central Plaza Main Stage
5:00PM Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa
5:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
6:00PM Lewana String Ensemble
6:30PM Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa
7:00PM Moon Cake Making Demo by Wonder Bakery
7:15PM Moon Festival Ritual by Miss Chinatown
7:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
7:45PM Lewana String Ensemble
8:15PM  East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
8:30PM  Sean Wang on Guzheng + Ye Jin on Pipa

Craft & Vintage Market
Brenda Chi
Inicreations
LA Style Rush
Pattrashome
Sol de Cobre
Thunderbachs

Culinary Corner
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Siu Mai, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns, Sesame Balls, Veggie Egg Rolls, Chow Mein
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie infused potstickers, butterfly tea
Pique-Nique L.A. – Butter Mochi Bites w Condensed Milk, Butter Mochi w Guava Sauce + Moon Dust, Sweet Potato Hot Cakes + Coconut Cream
Secret Lasagna – TBA
.standstill. – Cold brews, Tea Beverages, Tea Ceremony Tasting 1 hour 

Star Gazing
Telescope supplied by Griffith Observatory
Special Thanks to Anthony + Therese Cook

Food Trucks
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Sweet Cravings
Tokyo Doggie Style
Yalla Truck

Street Performer
Magic with Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Magic with Minh Tran (6pm-8pm)
Lewana Strings Ensemble

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

DIY Craft Table (Free) – 5pm-10pm
Eastern Projects – TBA
LA Wine Chinatown – TBA
Songbird – TBA

8:00PM FREE Movie Screening (Karate Kid IV/The Next Karate Kid) & Popcorn (limited seating)

*Schedule subject to change without notice.