Calendar

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.

Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Dec 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.

Dec
11
Wed
Boundary/Threshold – Charity Art Show @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Dec 11 – Dec 14 all-day

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.

Wine Not Comedy Show @ LA Wine
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
Sparkleblob’s NUTCRACKER SWEET @ Automata
Dec 13 – Dec 22 all-day
What is the riddle of the Santa Gorn Nutcracker, and why are so many intrigued and obsessed with its colorful lore? Watch our favorite puppet friends solve a holiday crime while they sing and dance their troubles away at SunRock Wellness Retreat!
SparkleBlob’s annual holiday puppet show has been entertaining and confusing fans, young and old, for the better part of a decade. Join us for their ELEVENTH endeavor!

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

WHEN:
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.

Dec
14
Sat
Holiday Kiosk Pop-Up @ Far East Plaza
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
15
Sun
Holiday Kiosk Pop-Up @ Far East Plaza
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
4
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Jan 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.

Jan
24
Fri
Midnight Temple Ceremony @ Thien Hau Temple
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 12:30 am

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.

Jan
25
Sat
Chinese New Year’s Day – Year of the Metal Rat
Jan 25 all-day

新年快樂 (土)豬年