Community Calendar
Genghis Khan: The Exhibition
Discover the Man Behind the Legend
Friday, February 16, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018

What do pants, the pony express, cannons, paper money, skis, violins, bakhlava and “hooray!” have in common? Answer: Genghis Khan introduced them all to the West.

Not Genghis the brutal barbarian of Western history books, but Genghis the great civilizer and lawmaker, whose empire brought each of these innovations to the west, including 13th Century Mongolian-style democracy.

Now the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Reagan Library, its only Southern California stop on an international tour that has drawn more than a million visitors.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr.
Simi Valley , CA 93065

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Art Salon Chinatown: Milton Quon
Saturday, June 9, 2018 Monday, July 30, 2018

Art Salon Reception Set June 24

​Art Salon Chinatown will hold a special reception celebrating the work of legendary Chinese American artist Milton Quon in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of New Chinatown at Realm, 425 Gin Ling Way, this Sunday, June 24, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Quon is best known as a Disney Studios artist and international ad agency BBD&O creative director. He also designed iconic images throughout Chinatown. His original watercolors will be on display at Art Salon through July 30. Quon, who is almost 105 years old, will make a rare public appearance at the reception.

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425 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles , CA 90012

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Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States" Book Launch Party
Saturday, July 21, 2018
1:30 PM 3:30 PM

Under sponsorship of Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and Little Tokyo Historical Society, please join us at our book launch party of "Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States," on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, at Far Bar in Little Tokyo of Los Angeles, $10 per person for foods and drinks.

The essays in "Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea" fill gaps in the existing food studies literature by revealing and contextualizing the hidden, local histories of Chinese and Japanese restaurants in the United States. Edited by Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunç, and Raymond Douglas Chong.

"Chock-full of tasty morsels for foodies and scholars alike." - Gil Asakawa

Far Bar
347 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles , CA 90012


Family Day: CAM Workshop Space
Sunday, July 29, 2018
11:30 AM 3:00 PM

Join us for a day of printmaking to celebrate the museum’s latest exhibition Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop. Inspired by the silk-screened tote bags created by LA-based artist Shark Toof, you’ll be able to create your own prints using paint on paper. Add your own artistic flair by etching your custom designs on foam plates. After completing your masterpiece, visit the museum and explore the exhibition. Admission to the museum and workshop are free. Materials will be provided.

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Chinese American Museum
425 North Figueroa St.
Los Angeles , CA 90012


Chinese American Genealogy Workshop
Monday, July 30, 2018 Wednesday, August 1, 2018
9:00 AM 5:00 PM

The workshop provides insightful presentations on Chinese genealogy research. It instructs attendees on how to use various techniques to advance their own research and discover the interesting information pertaining to their family / clan history and to identify those resources that can best serve them. There will also be exposure to the various information, material, and tools available on the Internet and in books and other sources to assist in compiling and documenting Chinese lineages. The ancestral villages of attendees will be identified and located - the primary source for family genealogy books.

North-Beach Center City College of San Francisco
808 Kearny Street
Room 503 (AM) & Room 404 - Student Lounge (PM)
San Francisco , CA 94108

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Plate by Plate
by Project by Project
Saturday, August 4, 2018
6:00 PM 10:00 PM

OCA-GLA is honored to have been selected the 2018 beneficiary partner for Project by Project – Los Angeles (PbP-LA). Every year, PbP-LA chooses a nonprofit organization as a beneficiary partner to advance awareness of important social issues for L.A.'s Asian and Pacific Islander (APA) community. This year's theme of Immigration highlights OCA-GLA's Mentored Path to Citizenship program. The main fundraising event is PbP-LA's Plate by Plate benefit scheduled for August 4, 2018.

City Market Social House
1145 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles , California 90015

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Dragonfest Expo
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Sunday, August 26, 2018
10:00 AM 2:00 PM

DRAGONFEST!!! It's the most popular martial arts and Asian cultural expo in the world! It is the martial arts version of San Diego's ComicCon. This is a two-day event and it's a fun place to see movie stars from Big Trouble in Little China, Best of the Best, the Karate Kid, Avator: The Last Airbender and so many more. Filled with vendor booths, martial arts celebrities, toys, products and so much more. Dragonfest is also a charity event and 100 percent of all funds collected goes to support the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Dragonfest website is

Pickwick Gardens Convention Center
1001 West Riverside Dr.
Burbank , CA 91506

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The 22nd Annual Historymakers Awards Gala
presented by The Chinese American Museum
Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:00 PM

This year's honorees are:

Center Theatre Group
Excellence in Art

Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation
Excellence in Community Leadership

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
Excellence in International Partnerships

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship Foundation
Excellence in Philanthropy

Dr. Kang L. Wang, UCLA Professor, World Leader in Semiconductor and Nano-electronics
Dr. Dan S. Louie Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

Winston and Joanne Young, President and Vice President of Young Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Visionary Award

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles , CA 90071

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Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection
Friday, September 14, 2018 Sunday, January 6, 2019

Celebrating the grand reopening of the USC Pacific Asia Museum after a year of the seismic retrofit project, the museum will present Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection, drawn from the museum’s extraordinary collection of over 2,700 costumes and textiles from China, Korea, Japan, India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena , CA 91101

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2018 APEX Annual Gala
Friday, September 28, 2018
5:30 PM 12:00 AM

It's Your Lucky Night!
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.
This year, we're excited and honored to celebrate the milestone of the 25th year of APEX at The Millennium Biltmore. This year's theme is Casino Royale and in addition to celebrating the accomplishments during the Gala, we'll be having a casino night for all attendees to enjoy!

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90071

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27th OCA-GLA Image Awards
Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 PM

Save the date October 12, 2018, on your calendar for the 27th OCA-GLA Image Awards, a major celebration that honors exemplary role models and accomplished leaders of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American (APA) community. This year, OCA-GLA will applaud four outstanding APA figures. The Awards Dinner helps to raise funds to support OCA-GLA's ongoing advocacy initiatives. Stay tuned for updates on tickets and sponsorship opportunities. Email or visit for more information.

Ocean Star Seafood
145 N. Atlantic Blvd., 2nd floor
Monterey Park , CA 91754

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