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Year of the Tiger in LA

Traditional lantern display.
Traditional lantern display.
Selected by Shanghaiist

What does it signify?
There are 12 animals consecutively representing each year in the Chinese calendar. 2010 is the year of the tiger. The tiger bestows upon a home protection against fire, thieves and ghosts. Chinese New Year is an occasion bursting with tradition, colour and lots of fun, every opportunity should be taken to truly appreciate it.

Year of the Tiger Art Show
Giant Robot

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles

Running from February 13 2010 through to March 10, 2010.

For the art lovers, gallery goers and traditionalists.

Hosted at the Giant Robot, the art group Year of the Tiger will be displaying their traditional pieces of work including illustration, oils, pencils, prints, watercolours, sculptures etc.

The Chinese American Museum Lantern Festival

El Pueblo Historic Site

Olvera Street

Los Angeles

Saturday 6th March, 2010, running from noon to 6 pm
Packed full of family fun.
Free live entertainment, enchanting performances by lion dancers, acrobatics, musical, and dance performances and a chance to get stuck in at the craft workshops and on top of that free entrance to the Chinese American Museum.

Chinatown Run

Location vary: see below


February 27th and February 28th.
If you’re more of the sport, athlete type then this is for you.


An option of two routes, there will be a 5k run from Broadway to Dodger Stadium and back or 10k run through Elysian hills, which ever you chose.


Again two options, a 20 miles from China Town to Griffith Park and back or a 45 mile covering China town, Griffith Park and Pasadena.

Nite n’ Day Festival

Central Plaza

February 27th: 10am to 10pm

February 28th: 12noon to 4 pm

A family friendly treat.
Another wild and colourful festival with live music, and an array of talented dancers and drummers, being an event over two day you can stay out late one night and take the kids the next!



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