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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.

Herstory: Chinese American Women, 165 Years of Struggle and Success
September 1 – 30, 2017

The exhibit presents the stories of ordinary people who fought for their rights, and in doing so, helped to shape a new world for Chinese Americans and the rest of the world. The exhibit features the legal cases fought in the U.S. Supreme Courts and the supreme courts in various states. These legal cases present a rare look of Chinese American women’s history going back to 1885 when the California State Supreme Court ruled that Chinese American children had a right to public education and to attend public schools.

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
318 S Ramona Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(626) 307-1366

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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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Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art
Opens September 15, 2017

Circles and Circuits explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and beyond, the exhibition reveals the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean. Presented in two parts, History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora, on view at the California African American Museum (CAAM) through February 25, 2018, and Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art on view at the Chinese American Museum (CAM) through March 11, 2018.

I. History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora
California African American Museum
600 State Drive Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Admission is FREE

CAAM Opening Reception I. September 19, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30pm
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II. Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art
Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission is FREE; suggested donation of $3.00, which supports the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

CAM Opening Reception II, September 20, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30pm
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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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2017 Chinese Culture Festival & Confucius Institute Day Opening Ceremony Dinner
Monday, September 25, 2017
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Opening Ceremony Dinner for the 2017 Chinese Culture Festival & Confucius Institute Day is FREE and open to the public, including all CSULB faculty, staff and students. Enjoy free traditional Chinese food and beer, with entertainment including live performances of traditional Chinese instruments, singing, and dancing as well as a QiPao costume exhibition.

Ballroom, University Student Union, CSULB
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815

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Arcadia Moon Festival
Saturday, September 30, 2017
6:00pm to 9:00pm

The traditional Chinese celebration is observed when the full moon is at its brightest for the year. The unique cultural experience offers Chinese music, martial arts, dance performances and more. Food trucks. Moon cakes, the signature sweet of the festival, will be available for purchase. Bring family and friends, a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs for a very special evening in the garden.

This year’s highlights include:
• Live performance of the Moon Festival story by the Elite Performing group
• Lion Dance by Fong’s Kung Fu School
• Audience participation of Tai Chi with Master Arnold Chien
• Chinese Drumming by His-Lai Buddha’s Light Drum group

Purchase tickets  prior to the event: $10 for general public and members; $5 for seniors age 62 and children 12 and older; Children under 11 free. Tickets available August 7 at the Gift Shop or online .

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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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China Society & CHSSC presents Charlotte Harris Rees "Courage Endurance Sacrifice"
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Courage, Endurance, Sacrifice relates the adventures and trials of three generations of Baptist missionaries in my family. Starting in 1875 and covering a span of almost 100 years, all three missionary families exhibited times of bravery when their very lives were at risk.

Cost: $25, pay at the door, cash or check payable to China Society
You have the option of just attending the presentation w/o dinner.

Golden Dragon Restaurant
960 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP: CHSSC (323) 222-0856 or

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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

CicLAvia Chinatown Hub
Sunday, October 8, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Visit the Chinatown Hub for live music, craft beers, great food, and fun activities!
Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles.

Along Broadway

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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Innovasian: Celebrating Asian Americans in Arts & Culture
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Celebrating Asian American influencers in arts, media, politics, social media, and culture through a series of events! Our first event is Saturday, October 14th, as we highlight actor Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley, upcoming Crazy Rich Asians) and Sang Kyu Kim (credits include producer, The Walking Dead; co-executive producer/writer, Designated Survivor; supervising producer, 24: Live Another Day) with a series of Q&A's. Mixer to proceed.

Only available to 40 registrants.

485 S. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, California 90036

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Riverside Asian American Walking Tour "Downtown Edition"
by Save Our Chinatown Committee, Japanese American Citizens’ League (Riverside Chapter), and the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UC Riverside
Sunday, November 5, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am

Discover Downtown Riverside's hidden Asian American gems and history. Along the way, you will learn how the city's first Chinese quarter vanished, how one family's children helped them prevail in a landmark civil rights' case, and how the first organized Korean American settlement site came to be in Riverside. Pioneering Asian American immigrants struggled to belong, while maintaining their cultural identities. This tour launches the Riverside Asian American Walking Tour and History Project, a partnership between Save Our Chinatown Committee, Japanese American Citizens' Alliance (Riverside Chapter), and the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UC Riverside to share the hidden histories of Riverside's Asian & Pacific Islander American communities.

Downtown Riverside Pedestrian Mall at Main and Ninth Streets
3834 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501

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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