Run, Walk & Ride: The LA Chinatown Firecracker is Back

With the recent conclusion of the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon, athletes of all stripes can now turn their attention to another great local sporting event; namely the LA Chintatown Firecracker. Put on each year by the Los Angeles Firecracker Run Committee, a community-based non-profit organization, the LA Chinatown Firecracker is a fun way to help […]

Red Bull Soapbox Race – Downtown Los Angeles


This weekend, Red Bull will transform the streets of downtown LA into a drag strip for the Red Bull Soapbox Race. Approximately 40 teams of experienced racers and amateurs will compete in this non-motorized racing event, featuring outrageously designed, human-powered vehicles trying to beat the clock in a downhill competition.

Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater

On February 9th three friends and I headed into downtown LA to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Yes, we all knew that the actual holiday was still a few days away, but since Lucha VaVoom was in town, we didn’t want to miss their My Kinky Valentine show at the Mayan Theater.

If you haven’t heard of Lucha VaVoom, it’s a show that combines Mexican wrestling (that’s the “Lucha” part of the name) with burlesque (you guessed it – that’s the “VaVoom”). Lucha VaVoom likes to call it “Sexo Y Violencia”!

Get Your Exercise Gear Ready for the 33rd Annual Firecracker Run/Walk and Bike Ride

Looking for a fun way to get some exercise, perhaps explore a new part of town and support a good cause? Then come on out for the 33rd Annual Firecracker Run / Walk and Bike Ride. Organized by the Los Angeles Firecracker Run Committee, a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting activities beneficial to the Los Angeles Chinatown community, the event will benefit Need2Read, Run/Don’t Walk and a variety of other non-profit community organizations. You can also support the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition by using a special code when you register. See details below.