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What’s Up in Los Angeles


Paddling with dragons


Stop by three local festivals celebrating the colorful history of dragon boat racing. By Brittany Martin


TRADITIONAL CHINESE DRAGON boat festivals go way back—about 2,296 years, in fact. The tradition began as a celebration of Chinese poet Qu Yuan, after his death in 278 BCE. Legend says that he died by drowning; the local fishermen rushed to their boats to save him, then upon finding his body, drummed and splashed with their paddles to protect it from evil spirits. That evolved into launching rowers and drummers into boat races every summer to mark the anniversary of his death. Contemporary festivals honor the tradition with races, art, music and food, so even if you don’t paddle through the water yourself, it’s worth enjoying the spectacle from the comfort of dry land.


Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Dozens of teams in elaborately decorated


boats hit the water every year at the biggest and most famous dragon boat festival in the region. Between races, see performances by Chinese acrobats and dancers, plus demonstrations of traditional crafts and martial arts. à Marine Stadium, 5225 E Paoli Way, Long Beach (562-570-3232, lbdragonboat.com). July 29, 30 at 9am. Free.


San Diego International


Dragon Boat Race This race attracts teams from across the globe for two days of serious competition. It’s worth a road trip to watch top teams of paddlers make their way across San


WORTH THE DRIVE Long Beach à West Hollywood Rand Foster


Owner and founder, Fingerprints Music “The Troubadour stole my heart when I first drove by it as a kid. I’ve been lucky enough to catch Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty and so many others in that intimate room. The sound is great, the staff is friendly and the drinks are affordable. It’s a rock & roll landmark.”


à The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood (310-276-1158, troubadour.com) Time Out Los Angeles July 12–October 10, 2017 6


Diego’s scenic Mission Bay. Along the shore you’ll find vendors and festivities. à Mission Bay, San Diego (sddragonboatrace.com). Sept 30, Oct 1 at 9am. Free.


Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at


paddling (or drumming), this low-key, beginner-friendly event is the place to do it. Expect lion dancers on the sidelines and over-the-top outfits on many of the teams, some of which take the annual costume competition as seriously as the race itself. à Legg Lake, Whittier Narrows Recreation Center, 750 S Santa Anita Ave, S El Monte (626-288-2888, ladragonboat .com). Oct 7 at 10:30am. Free.


PHOTOGRAPHS (FROM TOP): SHUTTERSTOCK; COURTESY CC/FLICKR/JUSTIN HIGUCHI


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