Community Calendar
Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Extended to Sunday, August 13, 2017

Exhibit explores community activism. A members-only preview of the exhibition from 5:30-6 p.m. will be followed by a reception open to the public from 6-9 p.m.

Reservations are required by Jan. 16. by e-mail:

Who is Asian American?
How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea?

Contrary to popular perception, it is an identity defined out of protest. Starting in the 1960s, a group of young activists shaped "Asian America" through decades of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class.

From Little Tokyo to Chinatown to Historic Filipinotown to the West Side, in solidarity with Latino, Black, feminist, and international struggles, Los Angeles saw the rise of vibrant artistic and political movements.

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

Museum Website

Painting the Sky: The Kites of Tyrus Wong Photography Exhibit
Sunday, April 2 - Friday, July 28, 2017

The Kites of Tyrus Wong Photography exhibit of Sara Jane Boyers' project featuring Tyrus Wong and his kites titled,
"Go Fly a Kite: Saturdays at the Beach with Tyrus Wong."

Malibu City Hall
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265-4861

King of the Yees by Lauren Yee
World Premiere Production
Sunday, July 9, 2017 – Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Center Theatre Group is offering CHSSC members a special discount to the world premiere of King of the Yees by Lauren Yee.

Please read the Center Theatre Group’s release below for additional information and for an exclusive discount code:  

Event information and exclusive discount code

Event Website/Online Registration

Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

 "Tyrus" Screenings

Monday, July 17, 2017
Ahrya Fine Arts
Beverly Hills, CA

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Playhouse 7
Pasadena, CA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
NoHo 7
North Hollywood, CA

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Annual Leadership Conference
Expanding Your Favorite Signature Program
Friday, July 21, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm

Networking reception to follow.

 The Women in Power (WIP) program aims to create opportunities for candid discussion regarding issues that women leaders face and to explore strategies for overcoming them. The WIP annual conference and networking programs help foster a community built on leadership, inspiration, and mentorship, empowering women to achieve their full leadership potential.

Millenium Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Tickets: $85

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 18th on Eventbrite  or at 626-356-9838.
CAUSE Women in Power Leadership Conference

Parking: $22 for valet parking with validation; nearby parking lots are also available at varying rates.

Jack Ong Memorial Service
Saturday July 22, 2017

Friends and family of Jack Ong are invited to celebrate his life.

"The Collection, at Galpin Motor Sports"
15600 Roscoe Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91406.

2017 CHSSC's 5th Annual Pilgrimage to Yosemite National Park
Saturday, July 22 - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

For the fifth year, the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California in collaboration with the National Park Service is helping to sponsor an annual pilgrimage to historically significant sites in Yosemite National Park. All Chinese Historical organizations are welcome as well as any individual to participate in this event. Information for dates and activities for this year are available at

RSVP Online

2017 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – Sunday, July 30, 2017

The 2017 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Marine Stadium  in Long Beach on July 29 - July 30, 2017.

In addition to hosting one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, there will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances.

Come join us for all the fun, food and excitement!

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Chinese Genealogy Workshop in San Francisco Chinatown
July 31, 2017 - August 2, 2017

This can be a 3 day workshop for attendees:
Day 1 Fundamentals (afterwards- beginners can take Day 2)
Day 2 Experienced Researchers (can take Day 1 for a review of the fundamentals and learn what they might have missed).
Day 3 Traveling to Taishan, Hands-On Research & Consultations.

After each workshop day, there will be evening round table discussions: between attendees, expert consultant & researchers, special topics, and a poster session.

Please register early to ensure your place (room size restriction) – we had 90 people in the previous workshop in San Francisco Chinatown.

Registration: $50 (1 day) $100 (2 days) & $125 (3 days) registration fee to defray the cost for the meeting room and associated fees. Please make your check for the registration payable to Henry Tom and send to:

Henry Tom
1987 N 165th Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Event Flyer
Registration Form (PDF)

DreamMaker and 3.1 Phillip Lim presents a panel discussion on:
Authentic Creativity—An Asian American Perspective
Thursday, August 3, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm


   -  Sophia Chang - Illustrator, Co-founder of WeAscend, Art Director of UNDO-Ordinary
   -  Tanuj Chopra - Filmmaker
   -  Benson Lee - Filmmaker
   -  Mark Redito - Musician
   -  Hollis Wong-Wear - Musician, Poet
   -  Jenny Yang - Comedian, Writer, Actor
   -  Moderated by Ada Tseng, writer, journalist and creator of Haikus for Hotties!

Come and be inspired by our formidable panelists, meet like-minded creatives, and enjoy complimentary drinks and a special discount on any in-store purchases!

The DreamSeries is a monthly event that highlights various creatives, promotes dialogue and helps create community where folks make connections, share resources and get inspired! The DreamSeries has made its mark in NYC and this will the L.A. debut!

3.1 Phillip Lim
734 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Event Website

Dragonfest Expo
By Martial Arts History Museum
Saturday, August 5, 11am - Sun., August 6, 2017, 6:00pm

Dragonfest is the largest Asian cultural and Martial Arts expo on the West Coast. Filled with cultural performances such as Hawaiian Hula dancing, Chinese Lions, Japanese Taiko Drumming, a Stunt Show and more. Over 120 booths line the event which include Anime Artists, Martial Arts Products, Movie Production Companies, Books, Dvds, etc. The event is also filled with martial arts celebrities such as Michael Jai White, Joe Mantegna, Cynthia Rothrock, Robin Shou, Phil Morris, Don Wilson, James Lew and such martial arts icons as Benny Urquidez, Doug Wong, Art Camacho, Gerald Okamura, Eric Lee, Al Leong, Tak Kubota, Leo Fong, Phillip Rhee just to name a few. The Expo is on August 5, 2017 at the Convention Center and the VIP Red Carpet Event is at the Museum itself, both in Burbank, CA. This event is a charity fundraiser for the Museum, this is our 13th year overall for Dragonfest.

Burbank Marriott Convention Center
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505

Event Website

Community Promotional Partnership
Plate by Plate
Presented by Project by Project
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Please join us for Plate by Plate 2017, Project by Project's signature annual tasting benefit featuring star chefs from over 50 top restaurants and beverage purveyors in Los Angeles.

Wallis Annenberg Building
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Purchase Tickets Online  Discount code: PBPOCAGLA10 will give you 10% off of the General Admission

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Learning from Our Past: Chinese Exclusion Act, 135 Years of History and Its Impact on Immigration
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Mr. Rick Eng will be accompanied by Mr. Wayne Ng, an immigration attorney and CACA board member. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. Donations are accepted. Suggested donation: $5.

For more information, please contact UNA-Pasadena President Dr. Wenli Jen at

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

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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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

For more information, please contact .

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