Calendar of Events — May 2008
All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals).
For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.
Members' Appreciation Day
FREE ADMISSION AND 20% OFF AT 14 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATIONS
Whether you are celebrating Children’s Day or Mother’s Day or just the merry month of May, take this wonderful opportunity to explore some of Southern California’s finest cultural resources and shop for unique gifts. To show our appreciation for our Members, shop at the Museum Store on May 3, 2008 and receive an extra discount!
In addition, we have partnered with 13 Southern California institutions to offer National Museum Members FREE admission (to non-ticketed exhibitions) and a 20% discount* in the store on special days. Just show your current membership card. The Museum will also honor the additional discount for online orders placed on May 3, 2008.
*Cannot be combined with other discounts. Discounts do not apply on sale and other exempt items. Discounts only apply to items in stock. Items will not be held.
Studio Lab Project
East West Players Actors Conservatory presents a Studio Lab Project production of the classic Anton Chekhov play Ivanov.
Walkthrough of One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now.
Visual Communications Film Festival: Digital Histories
PROGRAM 48 - DIGITAL HISTORIES 08
MAY 06 - 03:00 PM
PROGRAM 49 - YOUTH MEDIA
MAY 06 - 05:00 PM
PROGRAM 51 - YEARS WHEN I WAS A CHILD OUTSIDE (TAON NOONG AKO'Y ANAK SA LABAS)
MAY 06 - 07:30 PM
Target Free Family Saturday: Up, Up, and Away!
Enjoy a day of family fun with kite-making and exciting flying demonstrations.
Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.
All day Activities: origami wind wheel, origami swan, and Fish Kites. As well as a special mother’s day craft.
11:00 – Doors open
12:00 – Workshop session 1: History of Kites / Kites Around the World / Asian-American Kites
1:00 – Story Time: “Henry and the Kite Dragon” with Mar Elepano
2:00 – Workshop session 2: Paper / Plastic kites - Students create kites of their choice after basic concepts are introduced
3:30 – Workshop/Demonstration: Flying of Asian - American Kite and Kites the students created
3:45 – Kite Contest
The workshops will be taught by: Kelvin Chun, kite enthusiast
Kelvin Chun is an award winning educator, magician, balloon sculptor and kite enthusiast.
He is best known for his educational technology background, stage magic, inventive balloon sculptures and kites.
Kelvin Chun, a technology specialist at Nu'uanu Elementary School, has been named one of three Ed Tech Leaders of the Year by Technology & Learning magazine, a trade publication.
Kelvin has performed and presented at numerous conventions and conferences and provided staff development workshops and courses in the field of mathematics, magic, balloons, kites, and emerging technologies and their impact on learning at all ages.
Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series -- The Buffalo War
Chronicling the struggle over America’s last wild buffalo, filmmaker Matthew Testa joins a 500-mile spiritual march led by Lakota Sioux elder Rosalie Little Thunder; who explains their culture's deep-seated connection to the bison.
Scheduled discussion to follow screening with Dr. Troy R. Johnson, Program Director of American Indian Studies at Cal State Long Beach and co-author of American Indian Activism: Alcatraz to the Longest Walk. Music by The Removal Act to open the screening!
Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series
Sponsored in Association with the Japanese American National Museum, National Center for Preservation of Democracy, the Southern California Indian Center, Inc., and Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center
Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series is a FREE monthly film series located in downtown Los Angeles at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy. No reservations are needed and all screenings are open to the public. The film series was established to provide quality documentaries and films by and about Native Americans, and bring together a central gathering place where discussion and news can be shared with the community and its supporters.
The film series is held at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy located at 111 North Central Avenue, between 1st Street and Central Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles. The NCPD can be reached via train, bus, or parking in the area (pdf for directions). Films will begin at 7pm, and it is advisable to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior for seating. Each film will include a raffle at the end of the screening, and may include guest speakers and performances when available. More information will be given, as it is determined.
The film series is hosted by Lorin Morgan-Richards and is sponsored by the following organizations:
The Japanese American National Museum
The National Center for Preservation of Democracy
The Southern California Indian Center, Inc.
Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center
For more information about the film series please visit www.myspace.com/nafilmseries
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
From One Generation to the Next
Japan's Hidden Treasures
Reservations required: 213.830.5676.
NEW! Smithsonian Journeys Travel Program open to all National Museum members
Japan’s Hidden Treasures • November 6–18, 2008
Travel to Japan with Smithsonian guest lecturers and fellow National Museum members. For an itinerary, pricing, and Reservations, call 213.830.5676.
For a complete itinerary:
Save the date
Spirit of Washington, D.C. • April 16–20, 2009
Little Tokyo Walking Tour