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Calendar of Events — April 2013

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 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.

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.

Friday, April 5, 2013
7:30 PM

Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience of Japan by Lara Perez-Takagi and Megumi Nishikura

Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience of Japan is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed race Japanese and their multicultural experiences in modern day Japan. The film follows five hafus – the Japanese term for people who are half Japanese – who are compelled to explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that proclaims itself to be mono-ethnic.

To RSVP for the event, click here.

Saturday, April 6, 2013
11:00 AM

Continuing Explorations in Shibori Dyeing with Glennis Dolce

events/shibori1.jpeg Whether you are new to shibori or continuing your practice, come join us as we continue to find various ways to create pattern and texture on cloth. We will stitch, fold, twist, wrap and roll...fabrics new and old. There will be lots of silks to explore- feel free to bring some of your own. Glennis will also bring her antique zakuri and give you a demonstration of how silk is reeled from a cocoons she has raised herself. $35 members; $45 non-members, includes admission. Additionaly $25 material fee (cash only) collected at the beginning of class. RSVP early, 24 students max.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

events/commonground_2.png Tour our ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with our knowledgeable Museum docents.
In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, April 6, 2013
2:00 PM

Asian Americans in Hip Hop Panel

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Join us for a moderated discussion on the roles Asian Americans have played in hip hop. Panelists to be announced. Check for updates.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
7:30 PM—9:30 PM

Visible & Invisible Opening Party

Join us for the public opening of Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History! There will be a short program at 8 PM featuring singer/songwriter Meiko.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Exhibition Opening

Visible and Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History opens.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 Gala Dinner, Silent Auction & After Party: Vision, Values, Voices

Join us as we return to the newly renovated historic Los Angeles Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. In addition to an inspiring Dinner program, enjoy our famous Seafood Buffet Reception and Silent Auction and the increasingly popular After Party at the X-Bar.

For more information, visit the Gala Dinner page at or contact or call (213) 830-5669.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Exhibition Closing

Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to our Country closes.

Saturday, April 20, 2013
2:00 PM

The Manzanar Fishing Club by Cory Shiozaki


The Manzanar Fishing Club is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans from a unique perspective: through the eyes of those who defied the armed guards, barbed wire and searchlights to fish for trout in the surrounding waters of the Eastern Sierra. This untold story offers a unique perspective on freedom, where internees found relief from the daily grind of unjust incarceration by matching wits with the trout in the surrounding waters of the famed Eastern Sierra.

Q&A to follow with filmmakers.

Available from the Museum Store >>

Read an article about the film at >>

Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_10.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with Museum docents. $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Introduction to Udon Making with Sonoko Sakai

events/udon_class100_1.jpg Find out how to make real and delicious udon noodles! Wear closed toe shoes with soft soles. Bring a Tupperware to take your udon home in. $75 members; $85 non-members, includes admission and supplies. RSVP early, 12 students max.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ruthie Kitagawa: Boy’s and Father’s Day

Make special cards for Boy’s or Father’s Day! $9 members; $14 non-members, includes admission & supplies. RSVP early, 10 students max.



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