Six Taste Koreatown Food Tour
Get ready to explore some of Jonathan Gold’s favorite places and dishes on this historic walking food tour of Koreatown, the largest Korean community outside of Korea, and be prepared to sample some of the best and most authentic and unique Korean food you can find! While Korean BBQ will definitely be included on this tour, guests will also savor a variety of home-style soul food that defines the Korean culture. Eat like family on this tour as you learn about Korean history, traditions, and culture while sharing Korean dishes packed with flavor and spice.
When: May 12th, 10AM – 1:30PM
Where: Koreatown, Los Angeles
Transit Oriented Communities Town Hall
Los Angeles County is making a groundbreaking $160 billion investment in public transportation and mobility. Now we must ensure the buildout goes hand in hand with equitable development strategies. Join ACT-LA for a town hall meeting with Metro Board members and staff to discuss how we can ensure transit investments support community development, anti-displacement strategies, good job creation, and more. Learn about the upcoming policy landscape and what communities of color are doing to ensure equity in transit-oriented development.
When: May 9th, 6PM – 8PM
Where: 815 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
East Asian Garden Lecture Series – Reconstructing the Mindscape of a 17th-Century Korean Literati Garden
The island of Bogil-do, off the southwestern coast of Korea, houses the final residence of scholar and poet Gosan Yun Seondo (1587-1671). His Garden of Seyeonjeong, constructed in a time of political turmoil, represents the poet’s individual realm of thoughts while simultaneously reflecting characteristics of Korean literati gardens. Art historian Katharina I-Bon Suh of the Seoul National University will discuss how the garden’s design and layout served practical purposes but also alluded to philosophical metaphors and fantastical worlds. Free; no reservations required.
When: May 8th, 7:30PM
Where: Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Garden
Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring Edition at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. With photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a big cast of talented people. Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers.
When: May 12th. 7:30PM
Where: The Theatre at The Ace Hotel
Unique LA Spring Market at the California Market Center
At #UNIQUELA you’ll discover over 250 curated, independent designers and emerging brands, support the local economy, and be inspired by the community! Get a gift for mom, shop with your squad, or bring the whole family on Sunday for a fun and super unique Mother’s Day (so much better then flowers).
When: May 12th. 10AM – 5PM
Where: California Market Center
Ceramic Vessel Making Workshop with Carrie Lau
One of Poketo’s favorite ceramicists and collaborators Carrie Lau of
O-M Ceramics is teaching this fun and approachable ceramics workshop. No experience with clay is necessary, as you’ll be learning the building blocks of working with clay—though if you do have experience, this workshop will be enjoyable for you too! You will focus on hand-building and coiling techniques to make cups, mugs, and vessels. You’ll get to make about 3 or more vessels, which will be fired after drying and glazing, then shipped out to you within 4–6 weeks after the class.
When: May 12th, 2PM – 5PM
Where: The Line Hotel