Chinatown Summer Nights

September 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – September 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Central Plaza
943 N Broadway Los Angeles
CA 90012

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth (6pm-10pm)
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong
Fruit Carving by THAIS Inc.

Arts & Craft Workshop (5pm-8:30pm)
Calligraphy Workshop with Nori Shirasu
Friendship Bracelet Workshop

Central Plaza Main Stage | KCRW DJ
5PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
6PM Music
6:45PM Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
7:30PM East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
8PM KCRW DJ Raul Campos
10PM KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

Craft & Vintage Market
Sol De Cobre
more coming soon

Culinary Stage
Host: Chef Royce Burke
6:30pm – “Dirty Dog” in honor of Labor Day by Royce Burke, Secret Lasagna
7:00pm – Cocktails by General Lee’s
7:15pm – Signature Lobster Specialty by Lupe Liang, Hop Woo Seafood Restaurant
7:45pm – Cocktails by Grand Star Jazz Club
8:00pm – Filipino take on “Cheesecake” by Isa Fabro
8:15pm – “Spam Slider” a favorite Labor Day dish by Royce Burke, Secret Lasagna
8:30pm – “Secret Wonton” Eating Contest
9:00pm – Shepherds Pie by Royce Burke, Secret Lasagna

Pop Up Food Booth
Pop Up by Chef Isa Fabro
Secret Lasagna by Chef Royce Burke
Taco Monster by Chef Johnny Lee

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Crepes Bonaparte
Fluff Ice Truck
India Jones Chow Truck
Jogasaki Burrito
Kogi Truck
Lobsta Truck
Tokyo Doggie Style
Wise Barecue
Yalla Truck

Roaming Performances
Magician – Minh Tran (8pm-10pm)

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

1950’s Vintage search light
provided by Bob Meza with Victory Searchlight

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
Stone + NOFX Lager
Hell or High Watermelon
Modern Times Oneida (pale ale)
Madewest Standard (blonde like)
Boulevard Hibiscus Gose (sour)

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
Miracle Eye
coming soon

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of
5PM Saint Cecilia
6PM Francisca Valenzuela
7PM The Americans
8PM Elle Belle
9PM Zealyn
10PM Dream Machines
11PM The New Electric Sound

Gourmet Concepts
Homeboy Industries – Redemption Ribs
Secret Lasagna’s “Dirty Dog”