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Calendar of Events — September 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 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, September 7, 2013
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

events/commonground_2_1.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
Thursday, September 12, 2013
5:00 PM—8:30 PM

CANCELLED: Edible Adventures in Little Tokyo: Izakaya Crawl!

events/IMG_6542.jpg Join us for a neighborhood 'happy hour' tour of several Japanese pubs called izakaya, where they serve Japanese style tapas.

This tour is limited to adults only. Drinks are not included. $45 Members; $55 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. RSVP early, 15 students max.
Friday, September 13, 2013
6:30 PM—10:30 PM

Opening Party for I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story

events/FungBrosPromo.jpeg Join us for the opening party for I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story. The night will feature comedy and music from YouTube stars DANakaDAN + CREW LOVE and the Fung Brothers. Also, we will premier our new two-person show, Our American Voice, presented in partnership with East West Players.

Schedule:
6:30 PM -- Doors Open
6:30 PM -- Mighty Boba Truck will begin to serve bobas
7:00 PM -- Aloha Cafe will begin serving food
7:15 PM -- JANM & Smithsonian Welcomes
7:30 PM -- Our American Voice Performance #1
8:00 PM -- Our American Voice Performance #2
8:30 PM -- Our American Voice Performance #3
9:00 PM -- DANakaDAN + CREW LOVE performance
9:20 PM -- Fung Brothers performance
10:00 PM -- Last Museum entry
10:30 PM -- Museum closes.

To RSVP for this event, please email specialevents@janm.org or call 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Exhibition Opening

events/wide-american-earth-signature-150px_1.jpg I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story opens.

Saturday, September 14, 2013
1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Gallery Performance: Our American Voice

events/OAV-PROGRAM_2.jpg A two-person show exploring the diverse stories of Asian Pacific Americans. Presented in partnership with East West Players.

By D’Lo, Vivian Keh-Hue, Giovanni Ortega, Jeanne Sakata and Ova Saopeng, Judy Soo Hoo
Directed by Jennifer Chang

Set Design by Clement Hanami
Sound Design by Howard Ho
Costume Design by Nancy Wei
Prop Master Ayaka Ohwaki
Stage Manager – Olivia Wafler

CAST
Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Johnny Kwon

Saturday, September 21, 2013
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

CANCELLED: Ruthie’s Origami Class: Autumn Cards

events/crafts-workshops-icon-purple-orange-70px_1_1.jpg Make seasonal cards that are autumn-themed. $9 members; $14 non-members, includes admission and supplies. RSVP early, 10 students max.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Gallery Performance: Our American Voice

events/OAV-PROGRAM.jpg A two-person show exploring the diverse stories of Asian Pacific Americans. Presented in partnership with East West Players.

By D’Lo, Vivian Keh-Hue, Giovanni Ortega, Jeanne Sakata and Ova Saopeng, Judy Soo Hoo
Directed by Jennifer Chang

Set Design by Clement Hanami
Sound Design by Howard Ho
Costume Design by Nancy Wei
Prop Master Ayaka Ohwaki
Stage Manager – Olivia Wafler

CAST
Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Johnny Kwon

Saturday, September 21, 2013
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States by Gordon K. Hirabayashi with James A. Hirabayashi and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

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In 1942, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned. In A Principled Stand, Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and wartime correspondence to tell the story of Hirabayashi v. United States. A Principled Stand tells Gordon's story in his own words, at the time of his incarceration, for the very first time.

Join Lane Hirabayashi for a discussion about his uncle’s life and the book.

Purchase A Principled Stand from the Museum Store >>

Read our interview with Lane Hirabayashi on Discover Nikkei >>

This program is co-sponsored Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA Asian American Studies.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_14_1.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, September 28, 2013
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

3rd Annual Los Angeles International Tea Festival Presented by the Chado Tea Room

events/tea-logo_1.png Exhibitors will offer tastings, talks, shows, and ceremonies celebrating worldwide tea culture. Profits from the tickets will go to support the National Museum’s mission.

Check teafestivalla.com for information and tickets >>

Saturday, September 28, 2013
1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Gallery Performance: Our American Voice

events/OAV-PROGRAM_1.jpg A two-person show exploring the diverse stories of Asian Pacific Americans. Presented in partnership with East West Players.

By D’Lo, Vivian Keh-Hue, Giovanni Ortega, Jeanne Sakata and Ova Saopeng, Judy Soo Hoo
Directed by Jennifer Chang

Set Design by Clement Hanami
Sound Design by Howard Ho
Costume Design by Nancy Wei
Prop Master Ayaka Ohwaki
Stage Manager – Olivia Wafler

CAST
Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Johnny Kwon

Saturday, September 28, 2013
4:00 PM—5:00 PM

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

events/Green_Tea_leaves.jpg This event is FREE!
The Japanese tea ceremony is called chanoyu or sado in Japanese. It is a choreographed ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea (called matcha) together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea.
Sunday, September 29, 2013

CANCELLED: Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

events/Green_Tea_leaves_1.jpg THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

This event is FREE!
The Japanese tea ceremony is called chanoyu or sado in Japanese. It is a choreographed ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea (called matcha) together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

3rd Annual Los Angeles International Tea Festival Presented by the Chado Tea Room

events/tea-logo_2.png Exhibitors will offer tastings, talks, shows, and ceremonies celebrating worldwide tea culture. Profits from the tickets will go to support the National Museum’s mission. Check teafestivalla.com for more information and tickets.

Check teafestivalla.com for information and tickets >>

 

 

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