Calendar

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

Feb
1
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (CNY) – FULL/CLOSED @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Chinese New Year Festival & Golden Dragon Parade @ Central Plaza
Feb 1 @ 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: 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

Artisans
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
Balam Creations
Brenda Chi
Clenn Designs
East/West Shop
EMT
JDN73
LA MENO
Minifigures R Us
PATTRASHOME
The Poster List
Robot by Matt Q Spangler
Savanna Lilly
Sol De Cobre
Thunderbachs

LA Gourmet Food Trucks
Fluff Ice
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Lobsta Truck
Sticky Rice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza
Wise Barbecue
Yalla Truck

Culinary Corner
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
Rat Bookmark

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

CLAY CA
Eastern Projects
LA Wine Chinatown
Songbird

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.