Calendar

Sep
27
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Sep 27 @ 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.

Sep
29
Sat
80th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival @ Central Plaza
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am

The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates the full harvest moon and is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, and to celebrate and share the generous bounty with family. We will be celebrating with our Los Angeles family in Chinatown style! Traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations alongside hot local bands mark a celebration uniquely Angeleno and uniquely Chinatown. Come by for our annual Dessert Eating Competition, or to taste Mooncake samples from Chinatown’s popular bakeries, or to take a peek at the full moon in her glory through scientific telescopes!

West Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Paper Cutting: Moon Lady, Panda, Temple

“Tara” Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (6pm-9pm)

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (5pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Brush Painting by Nori Shirasu
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Dough Sculptor by Shi Zhen Shan
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Sugar Art by Tony Shi

Roaming Magician
Makoto Halverson (6pm-9pm)
Minh Tran (8:30pm-10:30pm)

Central Plaza Main Stage (6pm-9pm)
6:00PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese Zither)
6:40PM East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
6:55PM Chinese Hula Hoop
7:00PM Moon Cake Making Demo by Wonder Bakery
7:15PM Moon Festival Ritual by Miss Chinatown
7:30PM Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Demo
7:50PM Chinese Hula Hoop
7:55PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese Zither)

Craft & Vintage Market
California Cowboy
Gyozados
ini creations
Lioness Jewelry
LA MENO
Lotus Era
Pattras Home
Robots by Matt Q Spangler
Sol de Cobre
Thunderbachs

Street Food Lot
Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant – Roast Pork or Roast Duck or Soy Sauce Chicken served over rice, Hong Kong Egg Pancake
Good Gravy Bakes – Donut Holes with Horchata Dipping Sauce; Full Moon Almond Cookie with Jasmine Tea Buttercream
Pique-Nique – Butter Mochi with Seasonal Fruit
Yarrow Cafe – Impossible Burger; Beggars Chicken Prata Taco

Star Gazing (6:30pm-10:30pm)
Telescope supplied by Hector Vasquez
6:30pm – Venus
7pm – Jupiter
8pm – Saturn
9pm – Mars
10pm – Moonrising

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Fluff Ice
India Jones
Jogasaki Truck
Kogi
Love Bird
LuckDish Curry
Prince of Venice
Tokyo Doggie Style
Vivace Pizza

Phoenix Bakery (969 N. Broadway)

7:00pm – Lion Dance by East Wind Foundation for Youth
7:15pm – Moon Cake making demonstration & sampling by Phoenix Bakery

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Star Gazing (7pm-10:30pm)
Telescopes supplied by Griffith Observatory (Tony & Therese)
7pm – Jupiter
8pm – Saturn
9pm – Mars
10pm – Moonrising

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
Highland Park Brewery – Quinoa Cowboy, Good Green, Radio Hill
Ohana Brewing Company – Spa Water Saison, Hashtag Hops IPA, Saison Kau Wela, Hill Street Hefeweizen

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
Mamorimaru
Miss Ing Artist

Gourmet Concept 5pm-10PM (or until food runs out)
Sticky Rice

Live Music Stage
Curated by Kensington Presents
5 pm – Chris Avetta
6 pm – O Future
7 pm – Parker Ainsworth
8 pm – Nico Franc
9 pm – Klez
10 pm – The Roswell Universe
11 pm – The Thens

OWSLA (1001 N Broadway)

Kite Making Workshop: will have blank kites with stations set up for kids to decorate

Blossom Plaza (900 N Broadway)

Pop up by CLAY CA
Eastern Projects
LA Wine

5:00PM-10:00PM  Lantern Making Workshop
8:00PM  Jurassic Park – Jurassic World Movie Screening & Popcorn

Oct
19
Fri
A Machine for Living by Susan Simpson @ Automata
Oct 19 – Nov 3 all-day

A science fiction about enlightened aliens, botanical intimacy and the end of the body as we know it

Live Cinema performed with puppets

A Southern California artist absorbs errant extraterrestrial DNA and slowly evolves into highly advanced alien other. As she receives revelations from a distant planet her body transforms. She finds herself capable of a supernatural botanical reproduction that could transform the human race. Pursued as a biological terrorist she must decide her next steps.

All scenes are performed on stage with small-scale puppets, sets and hand-operated special-effects. The performance is captured by multiple cameras and mixed live to create a live film experience.

Video Design: Ting Zhang
Sound Design: Jesse Mandapat
Lighting Design: Moira MacDonald
Set and Puppet: Design Susan Simpson
Puppeteers: Molly Allis and Moira MacDonald.

Vocal Performances by : Anne Yatco and Samuel Camp

Showtimes:
Friday, Oct. 19 at  8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 at  8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 27 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 pm

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