Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12pm – 5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm
Save the date: 12/11/19 (6pm) ~ 12/14/19
NAC Architecture is very happy to announce our charity event in December – Boundary/Threshold. This is a charity art show to raise funds to purchase laptops for students at Castelar Elementary School, our neighbors in Chinatown, Los Angeles. To raise funds, there will be a silent auction of art pieces by artists and architects including pieces by a few well-established Chinese-American artists: James Jean, Victo Ngai and Tommii Lim.
Boundary/Threshold is a transition between two different spaces. If a building’s façade represents the material boundary between inside and outside, then its openings become thresholds. The art of this exhibition explores the notion of this liminal state by examining visual relationships, purpose, geometry, rhythm, composition, aperture, color, materiality, context, and the impact of separating two, or more, characteristics.
Starring: Monica Howe, Nancy Pants, Lisa McNeely, Julianna Parr, and Linda Pinda
Live band! Jason Myers and the Dinglebell Hollies: Adrian Banuelos, Lance Crow, and Ruben Martinez
Lighting Design by Katherine Morrison
Sound and Lights run by Coral Lobera
Friday, December 13th: 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 14th: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, December 20th: 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 21st: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 22nd: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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.
LA Chinatown kicks off the Year of the Rat at Thien Hau Temple where attendees can experience traditional incense burning, make offerings to deities, watch traditional lion dancers, and witness 500,000 firecrackers in action.
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.
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: 121st 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
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee (5pm-8pm)
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Magic by Minh Tran (6pm-8pm)
Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment (12pm-8pm)
12:00pm Traditional Southern Lion Dance [East Wind Lion Dance]
12:15pm Emcee Remarks
1:00pm – 3:00pm DARK / Golden Dragon Parade
12:15pm Emcee Remarks
3:15pm Conan Liu – Magician
3:45pm [Acrobats] Hula Hoop, Mongolian Contortion
4:00pm Conan Liu – Magician
4:30pm Traditional Southern Lion Dance [East Wind Lion Dance]
4:45pm Shaolin Kung Fu Yuan [Master Yan Hui]
5:15pm Lewana Strings Ensemble
5:45pm [Acrobats] Hula Hoop, Mongolian Contortion
6:00pm Conan Liu – Magician
6:30pm Shaolin Kung Fu Yuan [Master Yan Hui]
6:45pm Lewana Strings Ensemble
7:15pm Katherine Ho – Singer
7:45pm Closing Remarks
Craft & Vintage Market
Minifigures R Us
The Poster List
Robot by Matt Q Spangler
Sol De Cobre
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花), Dragon Breath Candy (仙氣龍鬚糖), Handmade Lollipop (手工棒棒糖)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Har Gow (蝦餃), Siu Mai (燒賣), Veggie Egg Rolls (蔬菜春捲), Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (蒸叉燒包), Chow Mein (炒麵)
Katsu Sando – Chicken Katsu Sando, Pork Katsu Sando
LA Brisket – Sandwich, Rice Bowl, Soda, Lemonade
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie infused potstickers, butterfly tea
Saigon Deli – Sugar Cane Juice
Los Angeles Rams on Jung Jing Road
West Plaza (949 Hill Street)
Arts & Craft Family Workshop
Paper Cutting Rat Lantern
Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)
4pm-7pm DIY Arts & Crafts – Year of the Rat hats
6PM Free Movie Screening (Ratatouille) & 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.
AUTOMATA is excited to present new work by two stellar Los Angeles artists working in the realm of puppet and object performance.
Join us for the world premiere of Sponge hollow, a live-action graphic novel by interdisciplinary artist /performer zach dorn, with original music composed and performed live by Danielle Dahl. Performing in the midst of an elaborately designed miniature train set, dorn is part-storyteller, part puppeteer, part wizard, part memoirist as he recounts (and possibly embellishes) the story of his mother and the Florida swamp where he grew up.
Sponge hollow will be preceded by a special presentation of Selkie, a double overhead projector shadow performance by Moira MacDonald. Selkie is a contemporary fariy tale that follows a young woman’s journey as she searches for water during a relentless drought. Performed by MacDonald with puppeteer Jesse Kingsley, and assisted by Amy Chiao and Natalie Ferguson, Selkie highlights the increasing challenges we face with a once abundant resource, clean available water. Selkie was presented to enthusiastic audiences as part of the 2019 Skirball Puppetry Festival.
Shows dates and times:
Friday, February 14th 8pm
Saturday, February 15th 3pm
Saturday, February 15th 8pm
Sunday, February 16th 3pm
Seating is limited; advance reservations strongly recommended.