Calendar

Sep
26
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Sep 26 @ 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.

Oct
6
Sun
CicLAvia Chinatown Hub @ Central Plaza
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Street Closure: North Broadway will be closed between 7am-6pm with crossing points located at Alpine Street & Cesar Chavez.

Visit the Chinatown Hub for live music, cooking demo, great food, and fun activities!

Get ready for the annual Heart of LA Route as CicLAvia returns to Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

CENTRAL PLAZA

Live Music (tentative)
10:00am – Performance by Ye Jin (Pipa)
10:30am – Performance by Lewana Strings Ensemble
11:00am – Performance by Ye Jin (Pipa)
12:00pm – Performance by Lewana Strings Ensemble
1:00pm – Performance by Ye Jin (Pipa)
2:00pm – Performance by Lewana Strings Ensemble
2:30pm – TBA
3:00pm – TBA
3:30pm – TBA

Cooking Demo sponsored by SoCalGas
Chef Royce Burke’s take on dishes that are reminiscent of local favorites.
11:30am – Porridge by Chef Royce Burke
11:45am – Xiao Long Bao + Pan Fried Dumplings by Chef Zheng, Tian’s Dim Sum
12:30pm – Braised Pork Belly Bowl by Chef Royce Burke
12:45pm – Steamed Fish by Chef Royce Burke
1:30pm – House Special Shrimp by Chef Royce Burke
1:45pm – Peking Duck presented by Chef Royce Burke

Activities/Games: certain to please the young and the young at heart. i.e. Archery, Badminton, Chinese Jump Rope, Giant Keyboard, Hula Hoop, Jump Rope, Ping Pong, Sidewalk Chalk Art

FAR EAST PLAZA

Share your musical talent on the “Play Me, I’m Yours” piano located in front of Kim Chuy Restaurant.

Chinatown Photo Booth

Activities/Games: Giant Keyboard, Hula Hoop, Jump Rope, Tetherball, Twister

MANDARIN PLAZA

Activities/Games: Giant Chess set, Connect 4, Giant Keyboard, Ping Pong, Twister

**Schedule subject to change without notice**

Oct
12
Sat
Art Salon Chinatown Presents Eating History, Recipes I Remember From @ Realm
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM, Closed Sunday-Tuesday

Los Angeles based artist Hande Sever presents Eating History, Recipes I Remember From. She will be serving Ashure dessert, prepared by her, followed by a reading from Mukemmel Yemek Kitabi (The Excellent Recipe Book).

Oct
26
Sat
Boo-nion Station @ UNION STATION
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Union Station will become a ghoulishly gleeful garden of goblins at the 2nd annual Boo-nion Station, a free two-day, family-friendly Halloween hoopla in downtown L.A.

The free, fiendishly fun event, will transform the station’s South Patio into a mystical Halloween Village and feature delightfully devilish activities for kids. The Hallowhuts will host performances, Halloween crafts, face painting, tarantula tattoos and puppet shows to keep even little monsters entertained.

 

Oct
27
Sun
Boo-nion Station @ UNION STATION
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Union Station will become a ghoulishly gleeful garden of goblins at the 2nd annual Boo-nion Station, a free two-day, family-friendly Halloween hoopla in downtown L.A.

The free, fiendishly fun event, will transform the station’s South Patio into a mystical Halloween Village and feature delightfully devilish activities for kids. The Hallowhuts will host performances, Halloween crafts, face painting, tarantula tattoos and puppet shows to keep even little monsters entertained.

 

Art Salon Chinatown Presents PAPER SON, The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist @ Realm
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM, Closed Sunday-Tuesday

Children’s Book Signing: Author Julie Leung and illustrator Chris Sasaki will be present for a signing of their brand new children’s book, PAPER SON, The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist. Limited copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Nov
2
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Nov 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.

Nov
16
Sat
Ramiro Gomez “Here, For A Moment” @ Charlie James Gallery
Nov 16 2019 – Jan 4 2020 all-day

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12pm – 5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm

 
Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present Here, For a Moment, the fourth solo exhibition with the gallery by Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez, opening Saturday, November 16th and running through January 4th, 2020.
In this forthcoming show Gomez is responding as always to his lived environment, but also to the tenor of the times and the weight of contemporary American disharmony. Processing recent years of deteriorating political climate, witnessing purges of working people based on immigration status, and experiencing episodes of personal loss have combined to yield a body of work grounded in ephemerality, which manifests in the show’s chosen narratives and use of materials. Gomez continues to use his photography practice as source images for his paintings, capturing scenes of working life in and around Los Angeles. Inspired as always by service workers, laborers, and discarded materials from the streets of LA, Gomez works across a wide range of media from cardboard to distressed canvas, trash bags, garden hose, found tarps and immersive mixed media installation. The show is an homage to the people who keep working amidst the increasing pressures of contemporary American life, though not explicitly an act of veneration. The show seeks to inhabit the lives of its subjects, particularly their moments of respite, reflection, and fantasy.
Nov
21
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Nov 21 @ 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.

Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Festival & Artisan Market @ UNION STATION
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Third Annual Union Station Holiday Festival, a dynamic pop-up artisan marketplace, will be at full steam in the station’s south patio with some of L.A.’s most sought-after artists and artisans; live entertainment; fun, free activities for kids; food trucks; and a beer and wine garden for holiday shoppers.

The Holiday Market is the perfect antidote to the monotony of the mall with gifts from an eclectic mix of over 40 vendors.

The day-long, family-friendly holiday festival will celebrate the season with live entertainment. Local craft beer, wines and signature cocktails hosted by our very own Traxx Bar and a variety of food truck favorites will allow guests to relax and recharge.

A Little Elves Workshop, a Christmas Wish List station, a special performance, and visits from Santa will keep young visitors in the holiday spirit.

Go Metro to all events by taking the Red, Purple, Gold, or Silver Line directly to Union Station LA.