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June 2019

June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, 12953 Brandford Street
Pacoima, CA United States
Free

San Fernando Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

This is one of the largest Obon festivals in Southern California. The event includes taiko drum performances, Japanese calligraphy and doll exhibits, and a variety of tasty ethnic foods.   Saturday 4:30 – 10:00 p.m. Sunday 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.

June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Fifth of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.   $12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included.

July 2019

July 5, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
$5

626 Night Market

626 Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people come together to eat, drink and socialize. The iconic Southern Californian event features 300+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages with up to 100,000 attendees per 3-day weekend.   July 5 – 7 July 12 – 14 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight

July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

39th Lotus Festival

This year we are celebrating the people and culture of Thailand. This event is one of the City’s largest festivals and is a celebration which promotes awareness and understanding of the contributions made by the Asian Pacific Islanders people to our city and the local and surrounding communities.

July 21, 2019 - July 27, 2019
Recreation Park, 4900 E. 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90804 United States
Free

2019 Tafesilafa’i Pacific Islander Festival

The 23rd Annual Tafesilafa’i Festival celebrates the art, architecture, and ambience of California’s Pacific Islander Communities. Tafesilafa’i, Long Beach’s premier Pacific Islander Festival, marks its 23rd year with traditional worship, rituals, music, dances, and food. Tafesilafa’i is a clearing where issues in the Pacific Islander community in general and the Samoan community in particular are surfaced and paid attention to. It is an educative platform where contributions by Pacific Islanders are made.

August 2019

August 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 31, 2019

Central & West Plazas, 943-951 N. Broadway
Chinatown Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Chinatown Summer Nights

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; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

November 2019

November 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 10, 2019

Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States

Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua

Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua presents works from Nick Dong and Wu Chi-Tsung, two Taiwan-born contemporary artists. Re-imagining the philosophies of Chinese landscape paintings, the exhibition brings forward new media works and immersive light-based installations that are not often explored within this genre.   Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Museum Members – Free

November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041 United States
Free

LOLA’S SARI-SARI STORE MALUNGGAY/MORINGA WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:30-2:30pm at Eagle Rock Plaza 2700 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041 nica@cfaer.org, (323)561-3044 x222   As part of the anotherspace exhibit programming, Lola’s Sari-Sari Store will be facilitating a Moringa/Marunggay Workshop! Join artist and creator behind Lola’s Kusina, Michelle Castillo, for a free community workshop at Eagle Rock Plaza on Saturday, November 23rd from 1:30 PM-2:30 PM! In the workshop, we will be learning about the healing and culinary benefits of the moringa tree, which has been…

December 2019

December 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

Since the 1980s, Chinese contemporary artists have cultivated intimate relationships with their materials, establishing a framework of interpretation revolving around materiality. Their media range from the commonplace to the unconventional, the natural to the synthetic, the elemental to the composite: from plastic, water, and wood, to hair, gunpowder, and Coca-Cola.   Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults – $15, Seniors – $10, Members,…

May 2020

May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Author Event: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Panel

Join the Los Angeles Public Library for this very special Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Author Panel. Author C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick) will moderate, and panelists will include Jennifer J. Chow (Mimi Lee Gets a Clue), Mia Hopkins (Deep Down), Sarah Kuhn (Haunted Heroine), Jayci Lee (A Sweet Mess), and Suzanne Park (The Perfect Escape). Panelists subject to change. The program can be viewed on YouTube or Facebook, and there will be a Q&A from the audience at the…

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