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Get Out: Celebrate Chinatown, Poketo Pop Up Shop, Create:Fixate's 'Build,' Art Opening, Fundraiser Sale

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Chinatown's Anniversary Party
Tonight from 7-11 p.m. head down to Chinatown to enjoy a free festival commemorating the anniversary of the establishment of “New Chinatown,” built when the original Chinatown enclave was taken over for the construction of Union Station. Actress April Hong and Comedian Ewan Chung will emcee the event featuring 40’s and 50’s era music and dancing to the music of the Pat Longo Big Band with vocalists Nancy Osborne and John-Eric Booth. There will also be casino games benefiting the Chinatown Service Center Youth Center, Chinese acrobats and martial artists, and a video presentation of historic photos. The event will also feature a salute to WWII Chinese American war veterans. It's free to check out, and a fun way to get out and see an important LA community and honor its history.

Poketo Pop Up
The installation of Poketo's first-ever pop-up shop at Royal/T will house many Poketo favorites along with new products to be launched through it's residency. Today's opening festivities will jump-start the shop with a storewide sale of up to 50% off on select Poketo items. From 12 - 2 PM, attendees will be invited to lend a creative hand by contributing to the decor of the pop-up shop with a special art-making workshop directed by artists James Gulliver Hancock. Poketo will be releasing a new collection of wallets, tee shirts, and mugs designed by Poketo x APAK the day of the event. Both APAK and James Gulliver Hancock will be available for signings throughout the celebration.