Calendar

Mar
2
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
16
Sat
IT’S ART IF I SAY IT’S ART. OTHERWISE, IT’S NOT. @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Mar 16 – Apr 27 all-day

Eastern Projects Gallery is pleased to present the work of Scott Johnson, a mixed-media artist and well-known Los Angeles-based architect. The solo exhibition runs from Saturday, March 16 to Saturday, April 27, 2019. The opening reception takes place on Saturday March 16 from 6-10 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The work includes large and small format paintings and works on paper which explore the dialectic between the architectural order which surrounds us and the chaos of streaming media we experience daily. Replete with painting, hand-drawing and imaging drawn from multiple sources, the works consist of the layering of various transparent materials which create depth and dimension and a sense of buried meanings.

Mar
24
Sun
Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, Chinatown Entertainment Program @ Los Angeles Chinatown
Mar 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

4am – 9:35am Chinatown Street Closure
Visit https://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures for specific closures and accessibility.

7:30am – 8:30am: The Chinatown Entertainment Program, along Mile 2 of the Marathon, will showcase East Wind Foundation for Youth Lion Dance Troupe at the corner of Broadway and Alpine.

Mar
28
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Mar 28 @ 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.

Apr
3
Wed
CURVE: New sound works by Inne Eysermans, Liew Niyomkarn, and Eric Heep @ Automata
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Join us at Automata for an unique evening of new sound works for live performance by three cutting-edge composers: Liew Niyomkarn (Antwerp), Innes Eysermans (Antwerp), and Eric Heep (Los Angeles)

PROGRAM:

INNE EYSERMANS     at the same time
A new work exploring pre-recorded data and time in semi-structured, interactive environments created in Max/MSP and Mira.

LIEW NIYOMKARN     Aquabeez   
A newest granular performance that conjures an image of greenery landscape, a dense swarm of insects. Liew reuses sound from field recording, feedback loop and traditional music that is stretched, mingled all together into a new form that leaves its original.

ERIC HEEP     Silo  
A new piece for bricks, piano wire, motors, rice, and automatic door locks.

Apr
4
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
6
Sat
TELL ME A STORY AND I’LL SING YOU A SONG @ Charlie James Gallery
Apr 6 – May 4 all-day

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun 12pm – 5pm
Artist Reception, APRIL 6, 2019, 6-9PM

Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present Tell Me a Story And I’ll Sing You a Song, a group exhibition curated by Bianca Moran, with works by Yasmine Diaz, Ramiro Gomez, David Huffman, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Vincent Miranda, Star Montana, Chinwe Okona, noé olivas, Umar Rashid and Savannah Wood.

This exhibition showcases a group of artists whose practices are invested in the exploration of narrative and the ways in which the personal intersects and complicates the historical record. Through painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and installation, these artists explore the nuance and tension that exists between personal histories and dominant historical narratives. There is in each piece the element of juxtaposition that puts forth a reconsideration of context and content, material and meaning. As such, each work is a gesture towards the formation of a visual language that can be read as annotations to the histories that have been built around and through but not from.

Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Apr 6 @ 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.

May
2
Thu
Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Featuring…

Burmese, Please!
Pearl River Delta
Piquenique-LA
Secret Lasagna
Wax Paper Co.
Kim Chuy
Thien Huong
Qin West
Fortune Gourmet
Scoops
Ramen Champ
East/West Shop
Endorffeine Coffee Bar
Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food
Baohaus
LASA
Now Serving

Live Music Featuring…

Sean Wang (Guzhen)
Jim Duncan/Jason Arimoto (Ukulele)

May
3
Fri
UNION STATION LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES 80TH ANNIVERSARY @ UNION STATION
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in the Western United States opened eight decades ago in May 1939.

On May 3rd & 4th Union Station will celebrate its 80th Anniversary with a two-day community celebration allowing Angelenos to enjoy the beauty and history of the beloved downtown landmark

 

Friday, May 3 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Pop-up performance by the California Feetwarmers and The New Recessionaries
  • “Living Gallery” featuring photo retrospective of station history
  • Model train exhibition and Kids Zone from the Del Oro Pacific Modular Railroad
  • Custom 80th anniversary menu items at some station eateries including Café Crepe and The Imperial Western Beer Company