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Calendar of Events — December 2009

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 rsvp@janm.org 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.

Saturday, December 5, 2009
11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Kidding Around in the Kitchen Family Cooking Class: Winter Family Breakfast Feast

events/KiddingLogo100_edited-1.jpg In this hands on class we will cook our way through the chilly season by making delicious hearty reakfast and brunch recipes the whole family will enjoy. We will even learn how to make our own tofu custard with ginger/maple sauce and home made applesauce to top some potato pancakes.

$25 members (for one child & one adult); $35 non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies. Reservations are strongly encouraged, contact 213-625-0414.

This cooking workshop is brought to you in collaboration with Kidding Around the Kitchen. To find out more about Kidding Around the Kitchen, go to http://www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com/

2009 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
December 12 – Let's Celebrate!

2010 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
February – Love Around the World

March – Wear This!

May 8: Theme Children's Day
"Kids' Day"

June 12: Theme: Exploring your Roots
"Uniquely You!"

July 10: Theme Travel
"On the Go"

Oct 9: Theme Martial Arts:
"Just for Kicks"

Nov 13: Theme Fall
"Fall into Fall”

Dec 11: Theme: Origami
“Fold, Crease, and Crinkle”

OTHER FAMILY EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
January 3: Oshogatsu Family Festival!

January 23: Kidding Around in the Kitchen Family Cooking Adventure: Wok & Roll Cooking Workshop

Saturday, December 5, 2009
1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Exhibition Tour

events/commonground100________________.png Tour our ongoing exhibition Common Ground: Heart of a Community with experienced docents.

In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, December 5, 2009
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Hand Transfer Workshop

events/GR-logo-100px__.jpg Come meet the artist Albert Reyes and learn about the various drawing techniques that he uses in creating his drawings. And then create your own work of art in this hands-on workshop.

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years
Thursday, December 10, 2009
6:30 PM—10:00 PM

Screening of "The Killing of a Chinese Cookie"

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Join us for a special one-night event! Come sample fortune cookie-inspired desserts from the best and brightest of LA-based culinary schools followed by a special free screening of the documentary"The Killing of a Chinese Cookie."

6:30 PM Doors open/tasting
7:30 PM Film begins

There will be a Q&A after the screening with writer/director Derek Shimoda.

Space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. For RSVP, please email:contact@thekillingofachinesecookie.com (Please include "RSVP" in the subject line and name of attendees in the body of email)

The DVD is available for sale through the Museum Store >>

Thursday, December 10, 2009
8:00 PM—10:00 PM

The Randall Park Show

events/RandallPark100.jpg *PLEASE NOTE: This show has been canceled.

December 10 - 11, 8 PM

See the premier of comedian and actor Randall Park’s new one man show about the trials and tribulations of being an Asian American in Hollywood today. For more information, please email randallparkshow@gmail.com.

Friday, December 11, 2009
7:00 PM—10:00 PM

James Jean Artist Talk

events/GR-logo-100px____.jpg Come for an intimate conversation with artist James Jean and Giant Robot publisher Eric Nakamura. The talk will cover various aspects of the artist’s career and associations with the pop culture magazine.

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years
Saturday, December 12, 2009
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturday: Let’s Celebrate!

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Celebrate shared traditions and family fun within the Asian American community. December’s theme is festivals!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

All Day Craft Activities:
  • Add sparkle to the winter season with a beaded pipe cleaner snowflake.

  • That's a wrap! Design your own wrapping paper.

  • Lovely leftovers! Help us with end-of-the-year clean up by making an ornament using a variety of materials.

  • Origami Corner: Create your own decorative origami ornament!


  • *Special Toy Drive: Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the National Museum and we’ll donate it to the Children’s Hospital of L.A.

    Schedule:
    11:00 AM: Doors open.

    1:00 PM: Improv troupe, Cold Tofu, returns to the National Museum for an uproarious improvised holiday show for the whole family.

    1:00 – 4:00 PM: Kidding Around the Kitchen will make a homemade edible menorah or Christmas tree. Good enough to eat but perfect to decorate holiday table or mantle.

    2:00 - 3:00 PM: You better watch out, better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why... a Japanese American Santa Claus is coming to JANM!

    3:00 PM: A special one-day Alice's Jive Bomber Concert.

    4:00 PM – Doors close

    About Our Friends:
    CHILDRENS HOSPITAL:
    Helping a child "just be a kid" while in the hospital can be crucial to the recovery process. Through the generosity of our community supporters, approximately 500 toys per week are given to patients, based on the guidelines below: *One toy per week that a patient is in the hospital *One toy for a procedure or surgery *One toy for a birthday *Additional toys may be given if children cannot bring toys from home

    Please help the Children’s Hospital by bringing a toy to the National Museum. Toys have to be new, and wrapped. New books are acceptable too. For more information please call (323.361.2371) or visit: www.childrenshospitalla.org.

    COLD TOFU
    Cold Tofu is dedicated to promoting diverse images of Asian Pacific Americans through comedy and to developing multiethnic talent through education and performance.

    For more information about Cold Tofu visit: www.coldtofu.com/.

    KIDDING AROUND THE KITCHEN
    It is such a common problem in today's world that families rarely get to eat together anymore.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen shows that families can make and eat food together without a lot of fuss or a huge time commitment. The family food demo helps families with tips on smarter shopping, fun recipe ideas, advice on how to incorporate healthier choices when possible and advice on how to delegate tasks in an age-appropriate way. This family food demo is a “how to” get everyone involved in the family meal.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen is for families that have full plates in life as well as wanting a full plate of food to enjoy together. It's about time well spent. You'll see your kids get a we did it attitude!! This family food demo works on the try it premises all while empowering the kids and family. If we can do it, so can you!!

    Kidding Around The Kitchen is an adventure in fun, food and family. We are not only making food, we are making memories.

    For more information on Kidding Around The Kitchen visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    JIVE BOMBER
    Written by Saachiko and Dom Magwili, based on the musical “A Jive Bomber’s Christmas”
    This critically acclaimed musical is the story of a group of Japanese Americans who attempt to celebrate the Christmas holidays despite being behind barbed wire.

    For more information on the musical, visit: www.traaxproduction.com/html/jive_bomber.html .


    2010 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    February – Valentine's Day!

    March – Wear This!

    May 8: Theme Children's Day
    "Kids' Day"

    June 12: Theme: Exploring your Roots
    "Uniquely You!"

    July 10: Theme Travel
    "On the Go"

    Oct 9: Theme Martial Arts:
    "Just for Kicks"

    Nov 13: Theme Fall
    "Fall into Fall”

    Dec 11: Theme: Origami
    “Fold, Crease, and Crinkle”

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
    January 3: Oshogatsu Family Festival!

    January 23: Kidding Around in the Kitchen Family Cooking Adventure: Wok & Roll Cooking Workshop

    Saturday, December 12, 2009
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Giant Robot artist Stella Lai

    events/GR-logo-100px___.jpg Join Giant Robot artist Stella Lai as she leads an art-making workshop for kids of all ages!

    In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years
    Thursday, December 17, 2009
    7:00 PM—10:00 PM

    Bringing the Circle Together: Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier

    events/100colorturtlesmall___________________.jpg Free Screening of Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier

    The shocking, true story of Leonard Peltier, the American Indian leader locked away for life, convicted of the alleged murder of two FBI agents during a bloody shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Around the world his trial and conviction have been denounced as a sham. The heart of the film, is a detailed painstaking account of Peltier's harrowing odyssey through the American justice system. Special guest Ben Carnes, Support Group Coordinator & National Spokesperson for the The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, will speak after the screening (The LPDOC is the center of communication between Leonard Peltier and his program coordinators, the general public, government officials, political and tribal leaders, the media, and his supporters worldwide).

    Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series

    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. The film series was established to provide quality documentaries by and about Indigenous people of the Americas, and bring together a central gathering place where discussion and awareness of issues can be shared with the Native 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). Doors open at 6:30pm.

    The film series is hosted by Lorin Morgan-Richards and Tahesha Knapp-Christensen and is sponsored by the following organizations:

    The Japanese American National Museum
    The National Center for Preservation of Democracy
    Hecho de Mano
    Nahui Ohlin
    InterTribal Entertainment

    For more information about the film series please visit www.myspace.com/nafilmseries
    or by email at nafilmseries@aol.com

    Saturday, December 26, 2009
    10:15 AM—12:15 PM

    Little Tokyo Walking Tour

    events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___________________.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with National Museum docents.

    $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes Museum admission. Comfortable walking shoes and clothes recommended. Weather permitting.

     

     

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