79th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

When:
October 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – October 8, 2017 @ 12:00 am
2017-10-07T17:00:00-07:00
2017-10-08T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Central Plaza
943 N Broadway Los Angeles
CA 90012
Cost:
Free
Contact:
213-680-0243

The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates a 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!

Central Plaza (943 N Broadway)

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

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (6pm-9pm)

Artisan (5pm-9:30pm)
Calligraphy by Guojian Cui
Clay Sculpture by Keluo Xu
Dough Sculpture by Chris Lee
Fruit Carving by Thais Health Services Inc.

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

Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Service
Learn more about the program and their service area.

Central Plaza Main Stage
5:00PM  Magic by Makoto
5:15PM  Chinese Acrobatic Acts
5:45PM  Kid Cantonese Opera
6:15PM  Shaolin Kung Fu
6:45PM  Sean Wang on Guzheng (Chinese zither)
7:00PM  Chinese Acrobatic Acts
7:30PM  TBD
7:45PM  East Wind Lion Dance Troupe
8:00PM  Larissa Lam & Only Won
8:30PM  TBD
9:00PM  USC Chaotic 3 Hip Hop

Craft & Vintage Market
De La Luna Designs
JDN73
LA MENO
Lotus Era
Noral Collections
PATTRASHOME
Preseason Plunder
Shelley & Co
Sol De Cobre
Vintage Statement Pieces by NyLaurent

Culinary Stage
Host: Felix Fang & Lindsay Louie
6:00PM  Chef Royce Burke to demo Fried duck with ginger and pumpkin
6:30PM  Chef Isa Fabro to demo Egg Tart
7:00PM  Chris Cheung of Wonder Bakery to demo Moon Cake making
7:15PM  Moon Festival Ritual
7:30PM  Chef Lupe Liang of Hop Woo Seafood Restaurant to demo Lotus Root dish and Sweet Taro & Yam Dumpling
8:00PM  Chef Lynn Liu of Sichuan Impression will demo Free Range Chicken with Sichuan Pepper Sauce & Sichuan Sausage
8:30PM  Felix Fang shares a favorite Moon Festival dish: Scallion Pancake
8:45PM  Eating Competition

Pop Up Food Booth
BaoHaus
Egg Tart by Chef Isa Fabro
LASA
Secret Lasagna by Chef Royce Burke

Harvest moon viewing (8:15pm-10pm) with telescopes provided by Griffith Observatory

Food Trucks 5pm-midnight
Crepes Bonaparte
Jogasaki Sushi Burrito
Ta Bom Truck
Tokyo Doggie Style

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

Phoenix Bakery (969 N. Broadway)

Lion Dance (7:05pm)
by East Wind Lion Dance Troupe

Moon Cake Making Demonstration & Sampling (7:15pm)
by Ken Chan

Mandarin Plaza (970 N. Broadway)

Craft Beer Garden 5pm-midnight
Highland Park Brewery- going global hazy IPA
Beachwood –  citraholic- double IPA
Garage brewing mango hefeweizen
Ohana brewing – Spa water-  cucumber and lemongrass saison

The Far Bazaar (Vintage, Modern & Sustainable Marketplace)
Aki & Co
East West Shop
Fengkitchenyouandme
Indonesian Traditional Crafts Workshop
Lookout & Wonderland
Mamorimaru
Now Serving
Shakastics
Toko Toko

Gourmet Food Concepts
Homeboy Industries – Redemption Ribs
Secret Lasagna (#114)

LA WEEKLY Live Music Stage
Curated by Kevin Bronson of Buzzbandla.com
5PM Bien Bien
6PM Bloody Death Skull
7PM Low Hum
8PM Oddnesse
9PM Lost Beach
10PM Pom Poms
11PM Twin Temple

Blossom Plaza (900 N. Broadway)

Outdoor Movie Screening: Rush Hour (7pm) – at the fountain near the Gold Line Station Platform