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Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California Collectors
April 2017 to January 21, 2018

Snuff, a powdered form of tobacco from the Americas, was initially brought to China by European traders in the late 16th century, during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It was in the 17th century, however, in the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911), that China witnessed a rise of snuff-taking among the upper classes. Inhaling snuff was perceived as more stylish and elegant than smoking tobacco, and this led to the subsequent use and collecting of snuff bottles (biyanhu). Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00…

Hammer Building, Level 2
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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This exhibition is included in General Admission.

2017 CHSSC Annual Summer Picnic
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Join the CHSSC at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park for an afternoon of delicious food and activities.
All members and friends are invited.

Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

AYC, FCC-SoCal, & OCA-GLA Summer Picnic
Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Ready for another summer of fun? Join OCA-GLA, Families with Children from China (FCC), and Asian Youth Center (AYC) as we soak in the sunshine and picnic in the park with friends and family!

The picnic is free to attend and will be at Smith Park in San Gabriel. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a summer day with your favorite OCA chapter and youth-oriented community organizations! We’ll have all the picnic fare and games!

Smith Park
232 W. Broadway
San Gabriel, CA

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Chinatown Summer Nights
Presented by LA Chinatown & KCRW 89.9 FM
Saturday, September 2, 2017
5:00pm to midnight

• LA’s HOTTEST Restaurants
• Arts & Crafts Workshops
• Craft & Vintage Market
• Culinary Demonstrations
• Eating Competition

Central Plaza
943 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

KCRW Main Stage DJs featuring Jeremy Sole & Garth Trinidad
Culinary Stage

Mandarin Plaza
970 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LA Weekly Live Music Stage
Craft Beer Garden

Free for All Ages

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East Asian Garden Lecture Series - Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Richard Pegg, Asian art curator of the private MacLean Collection in Chicago, will discuss the similarities and differences in representations of space, both real and imagined, in early modern maps created in China, Korea, and Japan. He will also examine the introduction of European map-making techniques into Asian cartographic traditions.

Rothenberg Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108

Free, no reservations

Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Chinatown After Dark happens on the First Thursdays at Far East Plaza. The monthly event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event feature talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood!

Far East Plaza
727 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Tea Workshop
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Join Angie Lee of 1001 Plateaus and Linda Louie of Bana Tea Company for a focused tasting of Pu'er tea, with samples of different vintages, harvest seasons, and varieties.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108

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A Taste of the Chinese Strings
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Join us for an afternoon of traditional Chinese music highlighting the classical string instruments. The program includes solos by Meiye Ma on pipa, Hejia Gao on guzheng, and Yunhe Liang on erhu, as well as works performed by the Spring Thunder Music Ensemble.

Rothenberg Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108

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21st Annual Historymakers Awards Gala
Presented by the Chinese American Museum
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Join with friends and fellow Chinese American Museum supporters for the 21st Historymakers Awards Gala. This highly anticipated CAM signature event will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations whose accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact toward the advancement of Chinese Americans.

    4:30pm     President's Reception
    5:00pm    Cocktails and Silent Auction
    6:30pm     Dinner and Program

The 2017 honorees are:
    State Assemblymember Ed Chau, District 49
    Dunson K. Cheng
    T.G. Wing Chow, M.D.
    Ivy and Leo Chu
    Nissan North America
    Milton Quon

Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA

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Chinese Family History Group of SoCal (CFHGSC) meetings
2017 Fall Meetings

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00am to Noon
History of Old and New Chinatown in Los Angeles and New Chinatown Tour.
Presenter: Eugene Moy, CHSSC

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am to Noon
Chinese Diaspora from China.
Presenter: Dr. Judy T. Wu, UC Irvine

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00am to Noon
Basic Chinese for Researching Family History.
Presenter: Michael Ho

December – Winter Hiatus

Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.)
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Chinese Moon Festival Comes to Balboa Park
Sponsored by Avery Tsui Foundation
Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:00pm to 8:00pm

The sights, and sounds of Chinese Moon Festival come alive with remarkable entertainment on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 6pm at the Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego. During the day starting noon time is food sales with Moon Cakes. Chinese street food crepes called “Jianbing” and dumplings. The food booth, Chinese calligraphy name writing and information is located on the lawn west of the Organ Pavilion.

Balboa Park
2125 Pan American Rd
E San Diego, CA 92104

This is a FREE public event. For further information, visit

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Apex 24th Annual Gala
Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Spend an Enchanted Night with Us!
APEX’s gala is an annual fundraising benefit where the Asian Pacific Islander American community comes together to celebrate the organization’s past and present accomplishments and honors the contributions of prominent Asian Pacific Islander Americans.

James Choi – Excellence in Business (Café Dulce)
Evie Jeang – Excellence in Community Service
MILCK – Excellence in Cultural awareness
Vivian Tran - President’s Award

Cafe Pinot
700 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Harvest Moon Celebration
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Experience a memorable autumn evening in the Chinese Garden during one of The Huntington’s most popular annual events. Guests sample delicious Asian-inspired cuisine from more than a dozen of the area’s top restaurants, enjoy traditional Chinese music and more!

Chinese Garden and Boone Gallery Circle
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108

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Mid Autumn Moon Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017
5:00pm to 11:00pm

The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates 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 and DJs 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
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Contact: 213-680-0243

Celebrate OCA-GLA's 26th Annual Image Awards
Friday, October 13, 2017

The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and the presentation of awards. Proceeds from the event support the many volunteer activities that OCA-GLA organizes throughout the year including community service projects, voter education, and advocacy efforts on issues including hate crimes, immigration, employment, and social justice for Asian Pacific Americans.

Ocean Star Restaurant
145 N. Atlantic Blvd., 2nd Floor
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Doors Open | 6:00pm
Program Begins | 7:00pm

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Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace
November 12, 2017 – March 11, 2018

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) stands in the center of modern Chinese history. While most commonly understood as a politician, this formidable matriarch was also introduced to Western audience or reader as a connoisseur, patron and even creator of art in the early twentieth century, a phenomenon that interestingly fell unnoticed in modern scholarship.

This exhibition is the first of its kind in the United States to explore the empress dowager’s roles beyond politics. It has been organized through a groundbreaking partnership with the Summer Palace Museum in Beijing. Upon viewing this exhibition, it will become clear that Cixi not only led politics, but also art of China at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. The exhibition reconstructs the matriarch’s everyday life in the Summer Palace, presenting her multi-faceted roles of politician, matriarch and connoisseur of various arts through four different sections and over 100 objects that have never before been seen in the United States.

Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace is organized by the Summer Palace Museum, Beijing, China and the Bowers Museum and is guest curated by Ying-chen Peng, Assistant Professor of Art History at American University.

Bowers Museum
2002 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92706