Upcoming Events

Celebrating the Asian American LGBTQ+ Experience

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chinese American Museum (Courtyard)

425 N. Los Angeles Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

CELEBRATING THE ASIAN AMERICAN LGBTQ+ EXPERIENCE brings together Asian American artists, writers, and creative industry professionals in the LGBTQ+ community in historic downtown Los Angeles at the Chinese American Museum for Lambda Literary’s LitFest 2019 for an evening of community and celebrating art and creativity. CAM’s current exhibition, “Lightscapes: Reenvisioning the Shanshuihua,” reimagines the philosophies of Chinese landscape paintings with new media and immersive light-based installations. The masters of Chinese landscape art would often retreat to nature to examine the themes of harmony and balance in the cosmos, as well as find sanctuary in nature. For the LGBTQ+ community, finding balance and safety to express ourselves is one of the challenges of everyday life. Where do we go as a community to retreat and how do we find balance in our lives?

Lambda Literary and CAM invite you to join us for an evening of special performances, poetry readings and activities articulated with CAM’s current exhibitions and “Lightscapes: Reenvisioning the Shanshuihua.” Followed by a panel discussion and networking reception, this multimedia event celebrates art and creativity at the intersection of Asian American identity and the LGBTQ+ community.

This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. To RSVP, visit the event page on Eventbrite or email rsvp@camla.org. Event page. Facebook Page.

 

Commemorations of the Chinese Massacre of 1871

 

Visit the Commemoration page for detailed event information and educational resources.

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 6:30-9:00 PM

Pico House

424 N Main St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012

On October 24, 1871, seventeen Chinese men including a 15-year-old boy were killed by a mob in Los Angeles. Known as the Chinese Massacre of 1871, it was the culmination of growing anti-Chinese sentiment leading to racially motivated violence. 

The Chinese American Museum will host a vigil concert to commemorate the lives lost on that day. This multimedia program will feature a pre-performance talk, a musical performance, reading of the names of those who passed that day, candlelit vigil and a wreath-laying procession to the commemorative plaque. Join us after the program for a reception in the museum and a reflection activity in the courtyard. Visitors are invited to write their thoughts on a card and attach it to a tree, which will remain for 20 days as a memorial for all the lives lost in the historical tragedy and as a space for reflection on contemporary issues of race and violence.

This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. To RSVP, visit our page on Eventbrite or email rsvp@camla.org. Facebook Page.

 

 

Encore Performance

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 3:30-5:30 PM

Scripps College Boone Recital Hall

241 E 10th St. | Claremont, CA 91711

On October 24, 1871, seventeen Chinese men including a 15-year-old boy were killed by a mob in Los Angeles. Known as the Chinese Massacre of 1871, it was the culmination of growing anti-Chinese sentiment leading to racially motivated violence. Join us for an encore performance at Scripps College. This multimedia program will feature a musical performance and reading of the names of those who passed on that fateful day.

This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. To RSVP, visit our page on Eventbrite or email rsvp@camla.org. Facebook Page.

 

Part of a two-part presentation by the Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in collaboration with Scripps College. Major support provided by the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation – Los Angeles. An encore performance will be held on October 25, 2019, at Boone Recital Hall at Scripps College.

 

CAM Archaeology Workshop

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 3:45-5:00 PM

Asian Pacific Resource Center, Rosemead Library

8800 Valley Blvd | Rosemead, CA  91770

Join us for an Archaeology Workshop at the Rosemead Library. Take a look into the past with artifacts connected to Los Angeles’ Historic Chinatown. This workshop will introduce the field of archaeology, explore the history of Los Angeles’ historic Chinatown, and encourage critical thinking and analysis of objects and archival materials. Suitable for Children and Families. No registration is required. Space and supplies are limited.

 

Forces of Change: The Persistence and Future of Los Angeles Chinatown

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Pico House

424 N Main St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for a talk with Dr. Laureen Hom, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona examining the contemporary tensions of neighborhood change in Los Angeles Chinatown. Drawing from her ethnographic research, Dr. Hom will discuss the intersection of changes in the Chinese American Community and urban development trends in Los Angeles since the 1960s that have reshaped the neighborhood and what this means as the neighborhood’s future is envisioned as an ethnic community space.

Program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Pico House. Reception to immediately follow at the Chinese American Museum from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. The museum will be open after the program ends until 9:30 p.m. to view the exhibitions.

Speaker: Dr. Laureen Hom

Laureen Hom is Assistant Professor in Public Administration at Cal Poly Pomona. She received her PhD in Planning, Policy, and Design with an emphasis in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She also received a BA in Anthropology and Art History at University of California, Los Angeles and an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences, Urbanism and the Built Environment concentration at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her research interests are at the intersection of urban studies, ethnic studies, and policy studies. She is a third generation Chinese American from San Francisco and has professional and civic engagement experiences in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles Chinatowns. She currently sits on the board of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance – Los Angeles Lodge.

This lecture is presented by the Friends of the Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. Please check back shortly for details on how to RSVP.

 

El Pueblo Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5:30-8:30 PM

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

125 Paseo De La Plaza | Los Angeles, CA  900012

Kick off the festive holiday season with the official lighting of the Plaza Christmas Tree! The evening includes an exciting entertainment program with folklorico dancers and mariachi singers. There will also be vintage cars on display, face painting, children’s workshops, free pan dulce, champurrado and much more. No RSVP is required through CAM. Visit the El Pueblo website for information on events.

 


626 Golden Streets: SGV Streets and Treats

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 9am – 4pm

El Monte – South El Monte (various entry points)

Come find us and try your hand at our craft at the 626 Golden Streets.

Dubbed SGV Streets and Treatsthe first-time event on Saturday, October 26th will connect #ActiveSGV’s home at the Jeff Seymour Center in El Monte, the annual Dia de los Muertos festival on Main Street, and the South El Monte Civic Center.

The 4 mile route will also feature three activity hubs including trick-or-treating booths, music and arts activations, cultural offerings, e-bike demos, pop-up protected bikeways, and family-friendly games and contests (e.g., best dressed bicycle/scooter, family, pet, etc). So decorate yourself and/or your favored mode of active transportation, and join us for a fun-filled day!


For a full calendar of all upcoming events, please click here.

For a list of past events, please click here.