Calendar

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.

Feb
14
Fri
Sponge hollow + Selkie @ Automata
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

AUTOMATA is excited to present new work by two stellar Los Angeles artists working in the realm of puppet and object performance.

Join us for the world premiere of Sponge hollow, a live-action graphic novel by interdisciplinary artist /performer zach dorn, with original music composed and performed live by Danielle Dahl. Performing in the midst of an elaborately designed miniature train set, dorn is part-storyteller, part puppeteer, part wizard, part memoirist as he recounts (and possibly embellishes) the story of his mother and the Florida swamp where he grew up.

Sponge hollow will be preceded by a special presentation of Selkie, a double overhead projector shadow performance by Moira MacDonald. Selkie is a contemporary fariy tale that follows a young woman’s journey as she searches for water during a relentless drought. Performed by MacDonald with puppeteer Jesse Kingsley, and assisted by Amy Chiao and Natalie Ferguson, Selkie highlights the increasing challenges we face with a once abundant resource, clean available water. Selkie was presented to enthusiastic audiences as part of the 2019 Skirball Puppetry Festival.

Shows dates and times:
Friday, February 14th             8pm
Saturday, February 15th         3pm
Saturday, February 15th         8pm
Sunday, February 16th           3pm

Seating is limited; advance reservations strongly recommended.

Feb
15
Sat
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run, Bike Ride & Paw’er Dog Walk @ Central Plaza
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations, providing service and programs to benefit the community.

Undiscovered Chinatown Highlighted Walking Tour (Firecracker) @ Throughout Chinatown
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Held in conjunction with the Firecracker Event.

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.

Feb
16
Sun
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run, Bike Ride & Paw’er Dog Walk @ Central Plaza
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations, providing service and programs to benefit the community.

Mar
7
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Mar 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.

Mar
8
Sun
Los Angeles Marathon, Chinatown Entertainment Program @ Los Angeles Chinatown
Mar 8 @ 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.

Apr
4
Sat
Undiscovered Chinatown Walking Tour @ Throughout Chinatown
Apr 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.

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