Community Calendar
Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California
October 29, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Drawn from nine private collections in Southern California, the snuff bottles shown in this exhibition represent an extraordinary variety of materials, from porcelain, glass, and cloisonne to rock crystal, limestone with fossils, and bamboo. These bottles reflect themes from history, mythology, poetry and prose, and religion.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hammer Building, Level 2

Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968 – 80’s
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Exhibit explores community activism. A members-only preview of the exhibition from 5:30-6 p.m. will be followed by a reception open to the public from 6-9 p.m.

Reservations are required by Jan. 16. by e-mail:

Who is Asian American?
How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea?

Contrary to popular perception, it is an identity defined out of protest. Starting in the 1960s, a group of young activists shaped "Asian America" through decades of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class.

From Little Tokyo to Chinatown to Historic Filipinotown to the West Side, in solidarity with Latino, Black, feminist, and international struggles, Los Angeles saw the rise of vibrant artistic and political movements.

Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Museum Website

History Day LA Azusa Pacific University
Saturday, March 25, 2017

History Day L.A. encourages students to prepare posters, exhibits, papers, web sites, performances, and documentary presentations on a historical theme. The following information is for teachers and educators who are interested in teaching history in the K-12 schools and having their students participate in History Day.

APU West Campus
Darling Library, West Campus
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702

J. David Landers, M.Ed.
Director of Education and Community Outreach, Special Collections
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5770

Event Website

"Reunification" a film by Alvin Tsang
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cal State Northridge – Oviatt Library

In this award-winning film that gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology, and personal filmmaking, director Alvin Tsang reflects on his family’s migration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s .

Reunification Website

"Reunification" a film by Alvin Tsang
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Confronting the delicate images of a once intact family.

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Crowell Library
1890 Huntington Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108

Reunification Website

"Reunification" a film by Alvin Tsang
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pasadena Public Library’s “One City, One Story”
285 E Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Reunification Website

2017 Ching Ming Festival
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00am to 1:00pm

CHSSC will host Ching Ming (Chinese Memorial Day) Festival. Ceremonies will begin at the Los Angeles County Crematorium and continue at the historic Chinese Memorial Shrine at Evergreen Cemetery. The Shrine stands at the center of what was once a 19th century Chinese cemetery. Built in 1888 by the people of Los Angeles' Old Chinatown, the Shrine is considered the earliest extant Chinese structure in Los Angeles. The site remains culturally and historically significant and has been designated Los Angeles Historic/Cultural Monument No. 486. It is owned and maintained by the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Please join us for this culturally rich event.

Los Angeles County Crematorium in Boyle Heights
3331 E. First St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Enter from First Street by Concord Street

This event is free and open to the public.
A light lunch will be served.

"Reunification" a film by Alvin Tsang
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“While divorce is quite a common occurrence in America, it is a subject rarely discussed in the Asian community…the dialogue is raw with emotion, but rich and rewarding to understand the how and why the parents parted ways.”

Cal State Fullerton – Titan Student Union

Reunification Website

"Asparagus King"
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

As a granddaughter, Sylvia Sun Minnick was more than two decades too late to meet her grandfather. Thomas Foon Chew. People said he left a decided mark on the Chinese communities in northern California, more particularly San Francisco and San Jose.

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Castelar Elementary School
840 Yale Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free parking - enter via College Street
Refreshments will be served
This event is free and open to the public

Calling All Student Artists
2017 Art Competition Opens

The 2017 National Art Competition is open and entries are being accepted from students K-12.
Deadline is April 30.

Sponsored by the Chinese American Museum and Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the annual competition has four divisions: Kindergarten-Grade 3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-9; and Grades 10-12. Two $500 scholarships will be given to the Grand Award winners chosen from all the entries. First place winner in each division will receive $300; second place, $200; and third place, $100.

For official rules and details visit  or .

Application Form (PDF)

Chinese Genealogy Workshop in San Francisco Chinatown
July 31, 2017 - August 2, 2017

This can be a 3 day workshop for attendees:
Day 1 Fundamentals (afterwards- beginners can take Day 2)
Day 2 Experienced Researchers (can take Day 1 for a review of the fundamentals and learn what they might have missed).
Day 3 Traveling to Taishan, Hands-On Research & Consultations.

After each workshop day, there will be evening round table discussions: between attendees, expert consultant & researchers, special topics, and a poster session.

Please register early to ensure your place (room size restriction) – we had 90 people in the previous workshop in San Francisco Chinatown.

Registration: $50 (1 day) $100 (2 days) & $125 (3 days) registration fee to defray the cost for the meeting room and associated fees. Please make your check for the registration payable to Henry Tom and send to:

Henry Tom
1987 N 165th Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Event Flyer
Registration Form (PDF)