“Chinatown Summer Nights” Kicks Off Saturday!

chasingthedragon (Custom)It’s that time of the year again. Time for Chinatown to explode with firecrackers, dragon dancers, a craft brew garden, DJs. shopping, and live music. Starting tomorrow night, Chinatown Summer Nights will be celebrated on the 4th Saturday of every month (June 27, July 25, and August 22). Events take place from 5pm until midnight in the Central and West Plazas.

In addition to the excellent local restaurants, there will be food stalls and food trucks like Kogi and the Los Lobos Truck. There will be cooking demonstrations, with Eddie Lin and Felix Fang emceeing the culinary stage. Don’t miss the 8pm eating contest. As Eddie Lin likes to remind competitors, “Spitters are quitters.” For a complete schedule of culinary activities, click here.

Artisanal demos and workshops will presented from 5pm-9:30pm. Some of the activities planned are Martial Arts demos, Acrobatics, Calligraphy, Candy Sculpture, Fruit Carving and a Roaming Magician. Taiwanese and local bands will be playing on the LA Weekly curated stage. For a complete schedule click here.

Meet the Capuchin Monkey from 6pm-9pm. The website cautions: “The monkey will approach you but please do not touch or pet the monkey.” They don’t warn you that the monkey just might get spooked and scamper onto your head.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

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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