Los Angeles 2016 Lantern Festival, LA


Affair: Los Angeles 2016 Lantern Festival

When: Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 12– 7PM

Hot Spot: El Pueblo Historical Monument, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: Join Angelenos beneath Chinese lanterns in the vibrance of Downtown L.A. for the 15th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Our free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, 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.

Note: LA County Ordinance prohibits the use and release of sky lanterns with open flames. We are currently working with the venue to hang as many lanterns as possible for the Lantern Festival event.

Entertainment Noon Opening Ceremony; Immortals Lion Dance
12:30 Stoi Stoilov (Magic)
12:45 Chinese School 中華學校 (Chinese Folk Dances)
1:00 Farrah Siegel (Variety Acts)
1:15 Paul Lo (Ballroom Dances)
1:30 David Chen (Magic)
1:45 福之舞團 (Chinese Folk Dances)
2:00 Chivey Wu (Monkey King)
2:15 Extreme Dance Group (Line Dance)
2:30 Mario Seki (Magic)
2:45 Quetzel (Ballet Folklorico)
3:00 福之舞團 (Chinese Folk Dances)
3:15 David Chen (Magic)
3:30 Grand Plaza Seniors 格蘭大廈 (Line Dances)
3:45 Wei Qi Zhong (Changing Faces 变臉 & Tea Pot Balancing)
4:00 Christina Chu (Guzheng)
4:15 Ken Hui & Northern Shaolin (Lion Dance)
4:30 TBD
6:15 Oriental Marionettes (Shadow Puppets)
7:00 Silver Dragon

Arts n’ Crafts

Chinese calligraphy
Chinese paper-cutting
Chinese Spring character-cutting
Face painting
Greeting card-making
Lucky Fish
New Year Blooms
Page coloring
Red envelope making
Spring Blossoms

Who You May Spot:

Community Booths

API Equality-LA
Asian Youth Center
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
National Park Service

Food Trucks

Fluff Ice
Phantom Food Truck
Steamy Bun Truck
Tainamite Truck

Hint For The Average Socialite: Free Admission! Event will be held rain or shine

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