Calendar

Oct
20
Sat
Fearless Paint @ Tieken Gallery LA
Oct 20 – Nov 20 all-day

Opening Reception, Saturday October 20th 6pm-10pm
Gallery Hours: Friday-Sunday 1pm-6p

The Art of Bibi Davidson and Fred Tieken

Bibi Davidson is an Israeli born, Los Angeles based artist whose illustrative-style works are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of her childhood.

Fred Tieken was born in a small, rural Illinois town on the Mississippi River during the Great Depression. He thought early on that there was more to life and his artistic endeavors have helped him to achieve a life he dreamed of.

With Fearless Paint, our last show of 2018, we strive to show how two artists from opposite sides of the globe and with very different influences have used art to settle internal conflicts by chronicling their lives through their art.

Nov
3
Sat
Yoga Class @ Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga classes are coming to Blossom Plaza in November!
These are free classes open to the community.
Saturday, November 3rd, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 10th, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM to 11 AM

The yoga classes will be held on the Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area.  Please bring your own mat and water bottle.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the waiver and sign in sheet.
Nov
10
Sat
Yoga Class @ Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga classes are coming to Blossom Plaza in November!
These are free classes open to the community.
Saturday, November 3rd, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 10th, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM to 11 AM

The yoga classes will be held on the Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area.  Please bring your own mat and water bottle.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the waiver and sign in sheet.
SOUTHLAND ENSEMBLE @ Automata
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm

Program 1, 2018-2019 Season

George Brecht’s Candle Piece for Radios and other classic event scores.

Automata is excited to announce Southland Ensembles 2018-2019 Season of 4 programs, presented between November 2018 and June 2019.  The season  opens at Automata this Saturday, November 10 with Program 1: George Brecht’s Candle Piece for Radios andother classic event scores.

This Saturday’s program inaugurates the season with Southland Ensemble’s annual FLUXUS event, featuring George Brecht’s Candle Piece for Radios among other classic event scores. Including pieces by Robert Bozzi (1966), George Brecht (1959), Henning Christiansen (1964), Ken Friedman (1965), Alison Knowles (1965), Takehisa Kosugi, Larry Miller (1970), Yoko Ono (1955), Tomas Schmit and Robert Watts (1970).

Nov
15
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of odd months.

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

Any questions, or to request to be added to the Board Agenda, please submit a request prior to the meeting to info@chinatownla.com for consideration.

*Validated Parking in Far East Plaza parking garage below building.

Nov
17
Sat
Yoga Class @ Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga classes are coming to Blossom Plaza in November!
These are free classes open to the community.
Saturday, November 3rd, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 10th, 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM to 11 AM

The yoga classes will be held on the Blossom Plaza Cultural Stage, which is the wooden platform by the plaza area.  Please bring your own mat and water bottle.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the waiver and sign in sheet.
The Chinatown Get Down @ Grand Star Jazz Club
Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm
THE CHINATOWN GET DOWN is back and you’re invited to the best FUNKY MOTOWN DISCO DANCE PARTY on the planet. Yes, the entire earth!
We’ll have the incredible  DJ PHYZ ED spinning tunes who’s also DJ’ed for 100.3 THE BEAT, toured with Macy Gray, and even spun at the one-and-only Motown Records. DJ PHYZ ED grew up listening to Funk, Motown and Disco.
** Also featuring a live performance by the deliciously soulful and delightfully spirited CHRISTINA SOFINA @ christinasofina.com.

We’ll also be donating a portion of the night’s proceeds to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers when facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

For tickets & more information, click on https://tcgd3.eventbrite.com
Nov
18
Sun
“Thank You Notes” Zine Workshop @ Ooga Booga
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our next workshop will be on Sunday, November 18th and hosted by artist
Misa Chhan! Ideal for kids & teens but all are welcome to attend!

Misa will be leading the group through making and binding a zine exploring gratitude, and reflecting on small moments of happiness through collage, drawing, stamps, and more!

RSVP to info@oogaboogastore.com

*Workshop is free, materials provided. For accessibility concerns please email us, we hope to find solutions to accommodate all who wish to attend!

 

Jan
24
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Jan 24 @ 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.

Feb
9
Sat
Chinese New Year Festival & Parade @ Central Plaza
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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: 120th 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

Central Plaza Main Stage Entertainment (12pm-8pm)
Host by Lindsay Louie
12:00pm-12:15pm   Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
12:15pm-12:30pm   The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
1:00pm-3:00pm       Golden Dragon Parade
2:00pm-3:00pm       眾樂 Classical Chinese Music Ensemble
3:00pm-3:15pm       The Story of the Chinese Zodiac & Trivia Giveaways
3:15pm-3:45pm       Traditional Chinese Instruments (Sean Wang Music on Guzheng)
3:45pm-4:00pm       Traditional Southern Lion Dance (East Wind Lion Dance)
4:00pm-4:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
4:30pm-5:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
5:15pm-6:00pm       Larissa Lam & Only Won
6:00pm-6:30pm       Kungfu Performance (Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA)
6:30pm-7:00pm       Acrobats: Cyr Wheel, Mongolian Contortion, Chair Stacking
7:00pm-7:30pm       Traditional Chinese Instrument (Sean Wang Solo on Guzheng)
7:30pm-8:00pm       Ukulele (Jason Arimoto)

Craft & Vintage Market
Adobix
Clenn Designs
EMT
EternalGlyphics
Hulma
JDN73/inicreations
JT Brookside
LA MENO
Pattras Home
SavanaLilly Jewelry
Sol de Cobre

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Love Bird
Luck Dish Curry
Prince of Venice
Sticky Rice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Culinary Corner
Brothecary – Pan Fried Juicy Dumplings (Sheng Jian Bao 生煎包)
Buddha Bing – Jian Bing, cold brew tea
Chef Royce Burke, Yarrow Cafe – Beggars Chicken Sichuan Loti Tacos, Leek Cake
Dragon Whiskers Candy – Dragon Whiskers Candy (龍鬚糖), Dragon Breath Popcorn (仙氣薏米花)
Golden Dragon Restaurant – Chowmein, Siu Mai, Har Gow, Veggie Egg Rolls and Steamed BBQ Pork Buns
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food – Organic Veggie Infused Potstickers + Pickled Cabbage, Lemonade w/ Butterfly Tea, Guava juice w/ Butterfly Tea

West Plaza (949 N Hill)

Arts & Craft Family Workshop
3D Paper Pig
Lunar New Year Pig

Artisans
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (4pm-7pm)

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Clay CA (4PM-9PM) – hosting an open studio hand building workshop. Guests are invited to enter the space and build forms representing positive energy they would like to manifest this year. Participation is for all ages and cost is $15.

Craft Workshop (4PM-6PM) – Lantern Making

Eastern Projects (12PM-8PM)– CLASS WARFARE

LA Wine (3PM-6PM) – $10 flights for Blossom Plaza residents

Songbird Café (10AM-3:30PM)

“Babe” Movie Screening (6PM) & free 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.