Community Calendar
Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California
October 29, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Drawn from nine private collections in Southern California, the snuff bottles shown in this exhibition represent an extraordinary variety of materials, from porcelain, glass, and cloisonne to rock crystal, limestone with fossils, and bamboo. These bottles reflect themes from history, mythology, poetry and prose, and religion.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hammer Building, Level 2

Tuesday November 1, 2016 – Sunday, February 26, 2017

Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to present a rare look at Chinese-American women's history, told through legal cases fought in the supreme courts of the U.S. and its states. Using the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen, Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese-American women to gain legal standing in the U.S. This outstanding presentation has previously shown in Taipei, San Francisco, Foster City, and New York City.

Los Angeles Central Library
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(First Floor Galleries)
(213) 228-7000

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Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968 – 80’s
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Sunday, June 11, 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

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Returning to My Village with Roots Plus
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00am -12:00 noon

Through the various Chinese Family History Group of Southern California (CFHGSC) workshops, Barbara Lu-Baltazar learned how to piece together her family history. This past November, her research culminated in a trip to China with the Roots Plus group from San Francisco. Hear about her journey of discovery and how Roots Plus helped her return home to her family’s village.

Discover how to find and visit your ancestral village through Roots Plus. John Wong, a volunteer leader for Roots Plus will discuss the program.

Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.)
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Los Angeles Lantern Festival
Presented by the Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo of Los Angeles Historical Monument

Saturday, March 4, 2017
12 noon to 7:00pm

Please plan on joining us for a fun-filled day of cultural entertainment, magicians, music, dancers, puppeteers, hands-on arts and crafts, food trucks, and more.

The Lantern Festival culminates the Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Rooster and is open to the public free of charge.

Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles St.
Downtown LA

Free admission
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Volunteer with OCA-GLA at Los Angeles Lantern Festival (2-hour shifts)

Reunification—a film by Alvin Tsang
Saturday, March 4, 2017
2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this deeply personal award-winning film that gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology, and the personal filmmaking process, filmmaker Alvin Tsang reflects on his family’s migration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s - fraught with betrayal from his parents’ divorce, economic strife and communication meltdown between parents and children. This poetic exploration of many unresolved years moves moodily across different channels and modes, bending into labor histories and Hong Kong’s colonial trajectories. Tsang turns the camera on his own family, cautiously prodding for answers, but fully acknowledging that the only closure he can get will be from deciding for himself how to move on.

Alhambra Civic Center Library - Reese Hall
101 S 1st St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

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Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Join us at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library for our Women's History Month screening of Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story on March 12 at 2pm. Katherine's daughter Dottie will be in attendance with family members.

A canvas photo exhibit and Katherine's memorabilia will also be on display in the library. The screening will take place inside the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library's "Friends Room." Seating is limited to a maximum of 100 people and the venue is located on the second floor with inside stair and elevator access.

The screening is Free!
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Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
318 S Ramona Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(626) 307-1368

The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University, discusses the role of Chinese miners in the 19th-century gold rushes of California, Australia, and South Africa, and the rise of anti-Chinese politics in the West.

Rothenberg Hall
Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Free. No reservations required.

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Calling All Student Artists
2017 Art Competition Opens

The 2017 National Art Competition is open and entries are being accepted from students K-12.
Deadline is April 30.

Sponsored by the Chinese American Museum and Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the annual competition has four divisions: Kindergarten-Grade 3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-9; and Grades 10-12. Two $500 scholarships will be given to the Grand Award winners chosen from all the entries. First place winner in each division will receive $300; second place, $200; and third place, $100.

For official rules and details visit  or .

Application Form (PDF)