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Chinatown Summer Nights: Another Sunset Junction Alternative

Chinatown Summer Nights takes over Broadway tomorrow (Photo by Carolyn / cgkinla via LAist's flickr pool.)
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Bummed about Sunset Junction being cancelled and you now have a block of free time on Saturday night? Well just head a little more East for an alternative: Chinatown Summer Nights takes over Chinatown in DTLA tomorrow night from 5 pm to midnight on Broadway.

Not only will guests get a chance to taste culinary delights from Chinatown, and experience a number of cultural activities and entertainment, but also on tonight's program:

  • Food trucks: LA BBQ Guy, Ludo Bites, Munchie Machine, Tropical Shave Ice and more
  • A craft beer garden
  • Ping pong tournament
  • Large-scale projections
  • Calligraphy demos
  • Culinary battles of signature Chinatown cocktails, amateur cook-off and a head-to-head competition with Chef Aaron Perez vs. a chef from Philippe Chow LA Restaurant

The main hubs of activity are Central Plaza and West Plaza on Broadway.Throughout the evening KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez, Aaron Byrd, Jeremy Sole and Raul Campos provide the soundtrack for the evening with a dance floor laid out just for tonight. Live performances by Soul of Los Angeles and Domingo Siete.

This event is free. Bike racks and plenty of street and lot parking available. Better yet, just take the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station or walk from Union Station trains.