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Tuesday, September 27
Join us for a special screening of I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, a new documentary on the life of influential DJ, music producer, and record label founder Steve Aoki. Q&A to follow with Aoki, moderated by musician and producer Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.

Saturday, October 1
Samples treats from onigiri (rice balls) to manju (pounded rice sweet), meet local store owners, and hear stories of Little Tokyo’s history.

Sunday, October 2
Dozens of vendors will be selling unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, handbags, ceramics, origami and glass art, dog fashions, and more!

Sunday, October 2
An all-APIA female cast will perform Quentin Tarantino’s classic film.

Saturday–Sunday, October 8–9
Make your own indigo fermentation vat to take home with you, learn about vat maintenance, and practice a variety of shibori techniques.

Arigato, baka, sushi, benjo, and shoyu—how often have you used these words? For Nikkei, Japanese words often get mixed in with the language of the adopted country, creating a fluid, hybrid way of communicating.

Read stories that explore different perspectives on and experiences with language. Submit your own stories by September 30, 2016.

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Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores Samoan tattoo practice through photographs that showcase the work of traditional tatau masters alongside more contemporary manifestations of the art form.

A selection of rarely seen photographs of WWII Japanese American farm labor camps in Oregon and Idaho, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee.

An overview of Japanese American history from early immigration to the present day. Incorporates artifacts, artwork, and media—including rare home movies and a section of the barracks from the Heart Mountain concentration camp.


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