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Calendar of Events — November 2014

All programs are free for Museum members and free with general admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014
12:15 PM—1:15 PM

Learning at Lunch

In honor of Veterans Day, this session will be devoted to artifacts from our collection that evoke stories of Japanese American veterans. Please bring your own lunch.

RSVP to 213.830.5657 or memberevents@janm.org.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturdays: Giving Thanks

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FREE* ALL DAY

Bring the whole family to JANM for a celebration of Veterans Day weekend and Thanksgiving season! Our kid-friendly activities will revolve around giving thanks to veterans, family, and friends.

*Admission to all activities and to Common Ground: The Heart of Community is FREE ALL DAY. Admission to the special exhibition, Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, requires a separate purchase. All Hello! admissions are based on timed entry; obtaining tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

 

ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Design your own hanging autumn leaf decoration.

  • Write a letter of thanks to one of the brave men and women serving in our armed forces. All letters will be collected and sent to Operation Gratitude.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: JANM volunteer Ruthie Kitagawa shows you how to make your own fluttering paper peace dove.

  • Get a taste of Thanksgiving by sampling a mini caramel apple or pumpkin pie from Claremont’s I Like Pie Bakeshop. For children only. One pie per child, while supplies last.

  • Our friends from the Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) will have fun coloring activities and a scavenger hunt.
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    11 a.m./2 p.m.: JANM sponsor Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. presents a double feature of documentaries celebrating notable Japanese Americans and their unique stories:

    • 11 a.m.: Journey to Washington: On the Trail of Senator Daniel Inouye
    • 2 p.m.: Scott Fujita: The Man Behind the Name

    12:30–2:30 p.m.: Have your portrait drawn by caricaturist Dominic Arneson, courtesy of GFBNEC.

    1 p.m.: Enjoy a lively World War II USO-style performance by Swing Dames.

    3 p.m.–4 p.m.: Say “Hello!” and share a hug with Hello Kitty herself, the star of JANM’s exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

     

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    Saturday, November 8, 2014
    11:00 AM

    Double Feature: Great Japanese Americans

    FREE!

    In appreciation of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.’s commitment to telling the Japanese American story, JANM will screen two of their documentaries:

    11 a.m.: Journey to Washington: On the Trail of Senator Daniel Inouye

    2 p.m.: Scott Fujita: The Man Behind the Name

     

    Watch a video interview with Senator Inouye on Discover Nikkei>>

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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    7:00 PM

    Film Screening and Q&A: Saving Face

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    In a partnership with Visual Communications and Angry Asian Man, JANM is pleased to present a tenth anniversary screening of the theatrical release of the romantic comedy/drama Saving Face.

    A Manhattan surgeon faces pressure from her mother to find a nice man and settle down. What the mother doesn’t realize is that her daughter is gay. The film looks at the surgeon’s struggle to find balance between career, romance, and family expectations.

    Following the screening, there will be a Q&A moderated by Angry Asian Man (Phil Yu) with director Alice Wu, producer Teddy Zee, and cast including Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, and Brian Yang.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m., Q&A at 8:45 p.m. Reception with cash bar to follow, at Far Bar, 347 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

    $8 JANM and VC members, $10 non-members, $14 at the door.

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Okaeri: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering

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    Okaeri is a day of educational and storytelling workshops for LGBTQ members of the Nikkei community and their friends, family, and allies. All are welcome to come and share support and resources as we work to build an inclusive Nikkei community.

    For information and to register, visit okaeri-la.org.

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Okaeri: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering

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    Okaeri is a day of educational and storytelling workshops for LGBTQ members of the Nikkei community and their friends, family, and allies. All are welcome to come and share support and resources as we work to build an inclusive Nikkei community.

    For information and to register, visit okaeri-la.org.

    Click this link to read an interview with lead organizer of Okaeri, Marsha Aizumi>>
    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    8:00 PM

    Hello Kitty Panel: Small Gift, Big Smile

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    Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy is rooted in founder Shintaro Tsuji’s goal of encouraging positive relationships through small gifts. Join Sanrio representatives for a discussion of this philosophy and its role in Hello Kitty’s enduring appeal.

    $4 members, $5 non-members.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
    Friday, November 21, 2014
    6:00 PM

    Hello Kitty Happy Hour: Members Only/Young Professionals Network Event

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    This exclusive Hello Kitty Happy Hour is for participants in JANM’s Young Professionals Network who are also JANM members. In addition to enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks, attendees will be able to see the Hello! exhibition after public hours.

    For more information, contact ypn@janm.org.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
    Saturday, November 22, 2014
    9:30 AM—12:00 PM

    Hello Kitty Girl Scout Program

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    In this special program just for Girl Scouts, start your visit to Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty before museum hours and then create your own Hello Kitty–inspired artwork.

    $10 members; $20 non-member scouts ages 6-17; $30 non-member scout parents/troop leaders. Museum admission, materials, and participation patches included. Limited to 45 participants.

    This program is sold out. Additional Hello Kitty Girl Scout Program dates will be added for 2015. Please check back for details.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
    Saturday, November 22, 2014
    10:15 AM—12:15 PM

    Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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    Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

    $12 members, $15 non-members. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

    Saturday, November 22, 2014
    2:00 PM

    Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach by Mary Adams Urashima

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    Join historian and author Mary Adams Urashima as she traces the fascinating history of Wintersburg Village, a vanished Japanese American pioneer community located in present-day Huntington Beach, CA.

    Settled in the 19th century by descendants of samurai clans, Wintersburg was recently named one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Check out the articles written by the author on Discover Nikkei>>

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    Member Appreciation Days

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    Friday–Sunday, November 28–30, 2014

    JANM members always enjoy free admission and a 10% discount at the JANM Store or janmstore.com. This weekend, take advantage of free admission and a 20% store discount at JANM and other participating institutions throughout Southern California.*

    Visit janmstore.org/membershopping for details and the list of participants.

    *Excludes specially ticketed exhibitions.

    Saturday, November 29, 2014

    Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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    Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

    $12 members, $15 non-members. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

     

     

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