Thousands of events, openings and happenings.	One handy guide to make sense of it all.
Downtown LA Event Calendar

Thousands of events, openings and happenings.
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LA Chinatown Christmas Tree Lighting

Event of the Week

LA Chinatown Christmas Tree Lighting

Chinatown Central and West Plazas
12/1/2011 - 12/1/2011

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season in LA’s most unique district—Los Angeles Chinatown. The historic area comes alive with unique holiday gift shopping, a spectacular tree lighting, a free gift for “checking-in” through Yelp and a chance for visitors to find their “golden ticket” inside a fortune cookie. This year’s awe-worthy tree, created by renowned Frontgate designer Brad Schmidt, will be lit on Dec. 1, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Additionally, local musical groups will perform against the neon backdrop of Central Plaza to create a truly magical holiday experience. New for this holiday Los Angeles Chinatown is introducing its “Golden Fortune” campaign. Visitors that dine in Chinatown at participating restaurants during Nov. 17 through Dec. 31, 2011 may find a “golden ticket” in their fortune cookie for a new Apple iPad 2. Also, shoppers that “check-in” through Yelp at participating Chinatown merchants receive a free gift this holiday season.

The holiday season and “Golden Fortune” and Yelp check-in campaign runs from Nov. 17, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2011; the Christmas Tree Lighting event is Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Discounted parking is available at select lots during the holiday period. Map it: Central Plaza (tree lighting location) is located at 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles 90012. For more information visit www.chinatownla.com or call (213) 680-0243.

Events for Nov. 30, 2011

Nov. 29, 2011Dec. 1, 2011

Miscellaneous
Wine Wednesdays: Pedroncelli Winery
11/30/2011
gLAnce Wine Bar at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Concert
The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live
11/30/2011
Nokia Theatre @ L.A. LIVE

Ongoing Events

Exhibit
1001 Inventions
5/27/2011 - 12/31/2011
California Science Center

Exhibit
The Beatles LOVE: A Fifth Anniversary Cirque du Soleil Showcase
6/8/2011 - 2/28/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
BARBRA STREISAND
8/29/2011 - 2/1/2012
GRAMMY Museum

Exhibit
Posing Beauty in African American Culture
9/7/2011 - 12/3/2011
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Exhibit
A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed
9/8/2011 - 6/3/2012
LA Public Library - Central

Exhibit
FABULOUS! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000-2010
9/13/2011 - 12/17/2011
FIDM Museum & Galleries

Training
UCLA Extension Fall Quarter Classes Begins!
9/19/2011 - 12/16/2011
UCLA Extension at Figueroa Courtyard

Exhibit
Places of Validation, Art & Progression
9/29/2011 - 4/12/2012
California African American Museum

Exhibit
UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN: CALIFORNIA ART 1974-81
10/2/2011 - 2/13/2012
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Sports
LA Kings 2011-2012 Season
10/7/2011 - 4/5/2012
STAPLES Center

IMAX
Flying Monsters 3D in IMAX (DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE)
10/7/2011 - 12/31/2011
California Science Center

Sports
LA Clippers 2011-2012 Season
10/13/2011 - 4/22/2012
STAPLES Center

Exhibit
Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post-War Los Angeles
10/15/2011 - 2/19/2012
Japanese American National Museum

Miscellaneous
Kings Home Game Day Burgers & Brews
10/25/2011 - 12/31/2011
The Mixing Room - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Exhibit
Conserving Beauty
10/28/2011 - 4/17/2012
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Theater
Bring It On: The Musical
10/30/2011 - 12/10/2011
Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center

Theater
Vigil
11/2/2011 - 12/18/2011
Mark Taper Forum

Theater
East West Players Presents THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
11/3/2011 - 12/4/2011
David Henry Hwang Theater

Exhibit
4th Annual Art Sale Fundraiser
11/5/2011 - 12/2/2011
DAC Gallery

Exhibit
KENNETH ANGER - Icons
11/13/2011 - 2/27/2012
MOCA Grand Avenue

Exhibit
NAKED HOLLYWOOD Weegee in Los Angeles
11/13/2011 - 2/27/2012
MOCA Grand Avenue

Holiday Event
Downtown On Ice
11/17/2011 - 1/16/2012
Pershing Square

Exhibit
Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani
11/19/2011 - 1/15/2012
Japanese American National Museum

Exhibit
The Experimental Impulse
11/20/2011 - 1/15/2012
REDCAT

Holiday Event
The Collection Project for LA Animal Shelters
11/25/2011 - 1/7/2012
Pussy & Pooch Pethouse & Pawbar

Holiday Event
LA Kings Holiday Ice
11/26/2011 - 1/5/2012
Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE

Shopping
Macy's Friends & Family
11/29/2011 - 12/5/2011
Macy's

Performance
David J: Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick)
11/30/2011 - 12/4/2011
REDCAT

Holiday Event
Winter Afternoon Tea
11/30/2011 - 12/24/2011
Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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Regular Weekly Events

Certified Farmers Market @ Pershing Square | Every Wednesday
Farmers Market (Pershing Square on Wednesdays)
Every Wednesday, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ FIGat7th
FIGat7th
Every Thursday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Historic Downtown Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Awakening
Exchange L.A.
Every Friday, 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Inception
Exchange L.A.
Every Saturday, 10:00 PM

Grand Park's Marketplace
Grand Park
Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Certified Farmers Market @ Bank of America Plaza
Bank of America Plaza
Every Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

OG Tasting Dinner @ Mo-chica
Mo-chica
Every Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Thursday Beer Tasting Social
Urban Radish
Every Thursday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday Wine Tasting Social
Urban Radish
Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazz Wednesdays @ The Radish
Urban Radish
Every Wednesday, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

An Urban Food Experience: Unplugged Sunday Brunch
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
Every Sunday, 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Arts District Farmers Market

Every Thursday, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Trivia Night
SPiN LA at The Standard Downtown LA
Every Wednesday, 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Arts District Flea Market

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Regular Monthly Events

Downtown Neighborhood Council Meeting
Los Angeles Theatre
Every second Tuesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Downtown Flea
Downtown Flea
Every fourth Sunday, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Art Walk

Every, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Night Cafe

Every first Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Hells Belles Burlesque Presents: Whiskey Royale
First & Hope American Bistro
Every first Thursday, 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM



 
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