Tonight! Moon Festival in Chinatown!

Tonight, Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 5pm-midnight Chinatown will be celebrating the 73rd annual Moon Festival. The mid-Autumn Moon Festival will take place in the Central Plaza & West Plaza.

The event features cooking demos by local restaurants including New Dragon Restaurant and Mandarin Chateau. Queen’s Bakery will have a Moon Cake Demo and Sampling at 6:30. The popular Wonder Bakery will present their own Moon Cake demo and Sampling at 8pm. It’s a Moon Cake-off! At 8:15 there will be a telling of the Moon Festival Story – and yes! Another sampling! These events all take plave in the West Plaza, where you should keep an eye out for bon vivant and friend-of-The Beat, Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining Performing MC duties.

Other events schedules are Calligraphy by Guojing Cui, Face Painting by Tai-Ling Wong, storytelling by Barbara Wong, Miss Chinatown “Fashion Show”, Chi-Town Finest Breakers, a ping pong tournament, and magic by Minh Tran. We are especially excited by the intriguing-sounding Fire Performance Stage, and moon viewing through a telescope provided by the Griffith Observatory (9:30-11:30pm). And of course:

Food Truck (on Hill Street)
Lake Street Creamery

Central Plaza Food Trucks

Crepe N Around, Don Chow, Flying Pig, LA BBQ Guy, Mama’s Food Truck, Patty Wagon LA, Poutine Truck, Sizzler, Tropical Shave Ice, White Rabbit

If you Can’t make it out of the house tonight? Check out live streaming of the event at produced by UnderOneGroove.

Central Plaza & West Plaza 943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012 Admission is free

 Photo by Swamibu via Flickr

Elise Thompson

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Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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