Korea Daily, the country’s largest Korean-language newspaper, is holding its annual holiday charity festival on the weekend of December 11 and 12 on the grounds of the new Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Koreatown.
Shopping Bazaar: different merchants selling their wares for the benefit of charity
Garage Sale: residents selling their secondhand goods
Charity Auction: tennis shoes of pop star Kim Hyun Joong; an original, rare CD signed by the duo Brown Eyes; a roundtrip ticket to South Korea provided by Asiana Airlines; collectible sweatshirt from Olympic medalist Toby Dawson; CDs and apparel signed by Koreatown rapper Dumbfoundead; CD signed by Margaret Cho; CD signed by Far East Movement...
Live stage performances: pop jazz singer Emily Simonian, Koreatown rappers Furis and Daresay, chiptune artist Mike Bleeds, ajummas of the Jean Ballet Troupe, YouTube dancing sensation Joseph Villarroel, American Idol finalist Paul Kim...
Games and Activities: traditional Korean games and popular American favorites for children
Food Trucks: gourmet cuisine from different parts of the world, many with a fusion twist -- Komodo Food, Ahn Joo LA, The Sweets Truck™, India Jones Chow Truck, Mighty Boba, The Place LA, Crepe’n Around, KO (Knockout) Tacos, Almoosal, Boba Truck, Don Chow Tacos, Kogi™ BBQ
Tweetup: This is the first opportunity for the 3,000 people who engage via http://twitter.com/koreatown to meet up at the VisitKoreatown.org booth -- Facebook Likers also very welcome to join ;) http://facebook.com/KoreatownLA
Foursquare Swarm: Check in on Foursquare at the venue "Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools" on either day as close to 2:00 pm as possible. If 50 users check in at the same time, we unlock the Swarm Badge. If 250 users check in, it's a Super Swarm Badge. (Important: Do NOT check in anywhere else until after the badge is unlocked.)
The charity organization is KAVC, the Korean-American Volunteer Corps, a group that has been helping minority communities through various programs since 2001.
Come enjoy great food, do your holiday shopping, listen and watch talent on-stage, play games, learn crafts, and hobnob with the locals and visitors from all over!
Koreatown is the most diverse neighborhood in the country! Residents are 55% Latino, 15% Korean, 10% Black, 10% White, and 10% Other Asian and Misc.
Don't forget it's December 11-12 (Sat & Sun) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. FREE ADMISSION
Free Parking is at 8th and Catalina. Pedestrians enter on 8th between Mariposa and Fedora ~