Community Calendar
Genghis Khan: The Exhibition
Discover the Man Behind the Legend
Friday, February 16, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018

What do pants, the pony express, cannons, paper money, skis, violins, bakhlava and “hooray!” have in common? Answer: Genghis Khan introduced them all to the West.

Not Genghis the brutal barbarian of Western history books, but Genghis the great civilizer and lawmaker, whose empire brought each of these innovations to the west, including 13th Century Mongolian-style democracy.

Now the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Reagan Library, its only Southern California stop on an international tour that has drawn more than a million visitors.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr.
Simi Valley , CA 93065

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NASW-CA APISWC Southern California Chapter's Interest Meeting
Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00 AM 11:00 PM

Are you interested in social work and the API Community in Southern California? Do you want to join a group to put together events that promote social justice and serve the community?

Come to our meeting as we build the NASW-CA Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Council– Southern California Chapter. Please visit for more information on our northern API Social Work Council.

The meeting will take place at the following location:
Conference Room, Social Services Department, Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E 3rd St # G106, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Please press 003 for the Social Services Department on the intercom to enter the building.

You are welcome to park in the parking garage of the Little Tokyo Service Center. The parking garage is located right next to the entrance to the center. Please dial 900 to enter the garage.

If you have any question, please contact S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW at

Little Tokyo Service Center
231 East 3rd Street Suite #G106
Los Angeles , CA 90013

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Chinese Music - Love, Hatred, Passion, and Vengeance:
A Selection of Kun Opera Arias
Sunday, August 19, 2018
2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of Kun opera arias and traditional Chinese chamber music performed by the Chinese Kwun Opera Society and Spring Thunder Music Association.

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino , CA 91108

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Dragonfest Expo
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Sunday, August 26, 2018
10:00 AM 2:00 PM

DRAGONFEST!!! It's the most popular martial arts and Asian cultural expo in the world! It is the martial arts version of San Diego's ComicCon. This is a two-day event and it's a fun place to see movie stars from Big Trouble in Little China, Best of the Best, the Karate Kid, Avator: The Last Airbender and so many more. Filled with vendor booths, martial arts celebrities, toys, products and so much more. Dragonfest is also a charity event and 100 percent of all funds collected goes to support the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Dragonfest website is

Pickwick Gardens Convention Center
1001 West Riverside Dr.
Burbank , CA 91506

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The 22nd Annual Historymakers Awards Gala
presented by The Chinese American Museum
Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:00 PM

This year's honorees are:

Center Theatre Group
Excellence in Art

Los Angeles Chinatown Corporation
Excellence in Community Leadership

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
Excellence in International Partnerships

Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship Foundation
Excellence in Philanthropy

Dr. Kang L. Wang, UCLA Professor, World Leader in Semiconductor and Nano-electronics
Dr. Dan S. Louie Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

Winston and Joanne Young, President and Vice President of Young Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Visionary Award

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles , CA 90071

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Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection
Friday, September 14, 2018 Sunday, January 6, 2019

Celebrating the grand reopening of the USC Pacific Asia Museum after a year of the seismic retrofit project, the museum will present Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection, drawn from the museum’s extraordinary collection of over 2,700 costumes and textiles from China, Korea, Japan, India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.

USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena , CA 91101

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Mid Autumn Festival
Sunday, September 23, 2018
5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Join us for a spectacular Mid-Autumn Festival, the third event in our Heritage with Heart series! This night market-style dining celebration will include family-friendly interactive food stations like dim sum, noodles, tea, mooncakes and more, all served under a canopy of brightly-colored lanterns. Enjoy live entertainment and a traditional Chinese dragon dance performance. 10% of proceeds will benefit ChinaWeek, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of and access to China through an exciting event series held across Los Angeles each May.

Tickets will be available online only, and must be secured in advance. Menu coming soon!

*Casual attire is suggested.

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena , CA 91106

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2018 APEX Annual Gala
Friday, September 28, 2018
5:30 PM 12:00 AM

It's Your Lucky Night!
APEX’s Gala is an annual fundraising benefit where the Asian Pacific Islander American community comes together to celebrate the organization’s past and present accomplishments and honors the contributions of prominent Asian Pacific Islander Americans.
This year, we're excited and honored to celebrate the milestone of the 25th year of APEX at The Millennium Biltmore. This year's theme is Casino Royale and in addition to celebrating the accomplishments during the Gala, we'll be having a casino night for all attendees to enjoy!

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90071

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27th OCA-GLA Image Awards
Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00 PM

Save the date October 12, 2018, on your calendar for the 27th OCA-GLA Image Awards, a major celebration that honors exemplary role models and accomplished leaders of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American (APA) community. This year, OCA-GLA will applaud four outstanding APA figures. The Awards Dinner helps to raise funds to support OCA-GLA's ongoing advocacy initiatives. Stay tuned for updates on tickets and sponsorship opportunities. Email or visit for more information.

Ocean Star Seafood
145 N. Atlantic Blvd., 2nd floor
Monterey Park , CA 91754

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Moonlight Forest - Lantern Art Festival at the Los Angeles Arboretum | 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Sunday, January 6, 2019
5:30 PM 10:00 PM

This fall the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden invites you to the Moonlight Forest, an unforgettable evening experience of art, culture, and discovery. Masterfully crafted lanterns beckon you into the gardens. Some depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers and intriguing figures from Chinese legends. An evening of dazzlingly color and magic begins!

The Moonlight Forest will delight children, families and the young-at-heart with an opportunity to experience the garden in a new light. The magnificent lanterns reflect three themes—Nature, Children’s Garden and Chinese Culture—all of which embrace the mission and communities of the Arboretum. Created by skilled artisans from China’s Sichuan province, the Arboretum has partnered with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc. to celebrate the time-honored tradition of lantern art.

Presented by the Arboretum Foundation with Tianyu Arts & Culture.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia , CA 91007

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