Los Angeles Lantern Festival 2015

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Saturday, March 7, 2015, Noon-7 PM.

425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 at El Pueblo Historical Monument

Event will be held rain or shine

Join Angelenos beneath Chinese lanterns in the vibrance of Downtown L.A. for the 14th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Our free signature event marks the closing of the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, and food trucks.

A hugely popular Chinese festival around the world, Lantern Festival occurs annually on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month to mark the closing of Chinese New Year festivities. CAM’s annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival represents a departure from most other commercially-based street event celebrations, with its primary focus on community building and education. The Los Angeles Lantern Festival embraces the mission of the Chinese American Museum to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America’s diverse heritage by sharing the history, cultural legacy and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans by providing a free festival that encourages the public to celebrate Chinese America.

Entertainment

Noon Opening Ceremony; Immortals Lion Dance
12:30pm Chinese Folk Dances (Sydney Wang)
12:45pm Chinese Acrobatics (Jason Jiang)
1:00pm God of Fortune (Wang)
1:15pm Line Dances (Grand Plaza Seniors 格蘭大廈)
1:30pm Chinese Folk Dances (Chinese School 中華學校)
1:45pm Acrobatics (Sha Sha)
2:00pm Chinese Folk Dances (Chinese School 中華學校)
2:15pm International Standard Dancing (Paul Lo & Friends)
2:30pm Magic (Mario Seki)
2:45pm Ballet Folklorico (Quetzal)
3:00pm Folk Dances with Famous Chinese Characters 歴史名將 (Ms Su 蘇老師)
3:15pm Changing Faces 變臉 & Tea Pot Balancing Act (Wei Qi Zhong)
3:30pm Three Barytone & More (Ms Su 蘇老師)
3:45pm Chinese Folk Dances (Grace Ge)
4:00pm Shaolin Kung Fu
4:15pm Extreme Line Dance (Laurinda Group)
4:30pm Magic (Stoi Stoilov)
5:15pm Magic (David Chan)
5:30pm Lion Dance (Ken Hui & Northern Shaolin)
5:45pm Martial Arts (Ken Hui & Northern Shaolin)
6:00pm Variety Acts (Farrah Siegel)
6:30pm Magic (David Chan)
6:45pm Safe Firecrackers (By All)
7:00pm Silver Dragon

Art n’ Crafts

Abacus-making
Balloon artist
Build-A-Sheep
Chinese calligraphy
Chinese Spring character-cutting
Face painting
Greeting card-making
Kite-making
Lantern-making
Lucky Fish
New Year Blooms
Page coloring
Ram puppet-making
Red envelope making
Spring Blossoms
Tenango de Ovejas: Mexican Folk Art-Inspired Workshop hosted by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Pacific Connection: Ink Printing, workshop inspired by the community gallery currently on exhibition at CAM, Ink Painting and Construction of Contemporary Chinese Art

Community Booths

API Equality-LA (@apiequalityla)
Asian Pacific Women’s Center (@APWCLA)
Asian Professional Exchange (@apexorg)
Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)
Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (@CAUSEusa)
Chinese American Citizens Alliance – Los Angeles Lodge (C.A.C.A.)
Macaroni Kid Downtown Los Angeles (@MK_DowntownLA)
National Parks Services
OCA – Greater Los Angeles (@OCA_GLA)
Taiwanese American Professionals – Los Angeles
Visual Communications (@vconline)
Yelp (@YelpLA)
More Community Booths will be added. Please check back for more details.

Food Trucks

Phantom Food Truck (@PhantomFood)
Steamy Bun Truck (@SteamyBunTruck)
Fluff Ice (@FluffIce)
Tainamite (@tainamitetruck)

Public Transit

We are conveniently located across the street from Union Station

Take the Metro Red, Purple or Gold Line to Union Station
or go to Metro Trip Planner to find your bus route to the festival.

Bus Stops around and in walking distance of the Plaza
Big Blue Bus – Rapid 10
MTA – 40, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 96, Silverline
Foothill Transit – Silver Streak

Thank you to our Sponsors

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