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Target Free Family Saturday

Bring family and friends for fun-filled days of exciting workshops, cultural performances, and unique craft activities.

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together. We hope to see you and your entire family there!

 

2015 Events

Saturday, February 14, 2015
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturdays: Hello Valentine!

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FREE* ALL DAY!

Will you be my valentine? Join Hello Kitty at JANM for a heart-filled day of family fun!

*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:

  • Craft Table: Create a special Valentine’s Day card with a marshmallow candy surprise inside for someone special.

  • Ruthie’ Origami Corner: Make an origami apple in honor of Hello Kitty, who is the height of five apples and the weight of three!

  • Fun for Kids: Jump into the deluxe Hello Kitty bounce house, which features a slide, climbing wall, and basketball hoop!

  • Omikuji (Japanese-style fortune telling): Hello Kitty has a friendship message for everyone. What does yours say? Find out at our omikuji table!

  • Temporary Tattoo Station: Choose from several fun Hello Kitty tattoo designs.
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    12 p.m.–2 p.m.: Help yourself to festive cotton candy, served by Cotton Candy Girls.

    1 p.m.–4 p.m.: Hello Kitty will be onsite for hugs, photos, and friendship greetings!

    2 p.m.: Get ready to dance at this upbeat and family-friendly pop music performance by rising Los Angeles band Candyboy.

     

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    Saturday, March 14, 2015
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturdays: March into Spring

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    FREE* ALL DAY!

    Spring is here! Welcome the new season by recycling old things into new ones.

    *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:

  • Create your own biodegradable planter, and then plant a seed and take it home to watch it grow. Special Hello Kitty seed labels will be provided to remind you what you planted.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Inspired by Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, JANM volunteer Ruthie Kitagawa will teach you how to make a small gift box out of recycled gift wrap.

  • Design and make your own eco-friendly fashion and accessories using recycled materials. At 3:30 p.m., you’ll have a chance to show off your creations at JANM’s own red carpet runway fashion show!

  • Macaroni Kids Downtown LA will have a bracelet- and necklace-making table where guests can create macaroni-based accessories to go with their other eco-friendly fashions.
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    11:30 a.m. • 12:30 p.m.: Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization reDiscover Center will lead a workshop about the environmental dangers of plastic waste and the importance of recycling plastic wherever possible. There will also be a craft activity to create a fish art piece from a used CD.

    12 p.m. • 2 p.m.: Join in on a rockin’ drum circle with Drumtime! All instruments provided, along with brief drumming lessons. Fun for ages 1 to 101!

    1 p.m.–2 p.m.: Versatile magician Johnny Wu uses everyday objects to perform innovative and interactive magic tricks. Watch his act and prepare to be surprised and delighted.

    3:30 p.m.: Check out the eco-friendly fashions that Target Free Family Saturday attendees have created at our own red carpet fashion show.

     

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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturdays: Meaningful May

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    FREE* ALL DAY!

    May is a month of many celebrations. Join us as we commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and the final month of Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

    *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:

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Create a special Mother’s Day card.

  • Memorial Day Messages: Write a heartfelt message to or about a veteran on our Wall of Appreciation.

  • Flower Arrangement: Create a miniature ikebana-inspired flower arrangement in honor of Mother’s Day.

  • Hello Kitty Crafts: Celebrate Hello Kitty while she’s still here at our temporary tattoo and paper doll stations.
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    11:30 a.m.: Join JANM volunteers who also happen to be veterans and hear their unique stories on a special Memorial Day Family Tour through Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

    12 p.m.: Take in an energetic taiko drumming performance by Los Angeles Matsuri Taiko.

    1 p.m.: Enjoy a Bollywood-style dance performance and learn about Indian folk dance traditions with the Bellytwins.

    1 p.m.–4 p.m.: Say goodbye to Hello Kitty in person, and take home a souvenir photo with her, courtesy of Nerdbot Photobooth.

    2 p.m.: Join an exciting K-Pop Dance Workshop with Aimee Lee Lucas.

    3:15 p.m.: Watch and participate in a lively dance performance that will incorporate traditions from Tahiti, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Presented by Island Inspirations.

     

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    Saturday, June 13, 2015
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturdays: Uniquely You

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    FREE ALL DAY!

    In conjunction with the Mixed Remixed Festival dedicated to celebrating the mixed-heritage experience, JANM’s day of family fun will celebrate everything that’s special about YOU!

     

    ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Mirror, Mirror: Beautify a mirror for yourself, adding fun decorations that reflect who you are.

  • Be a Puppetmaster: Create your own puppet self-portrait.

  • Quick-Draw Caricatures: Be amazed as the Cartoon Slinger makes speedy cartoon portraits of you and your family.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Father’s Day edition! Make a special card just for dad.

  • Fusion Cuisine by Chego: Sample tasty fusion cuisine by L.A.’s Chego, featuring their famous 3 p.m. Meatballs and a special grilled bok choy topped with blueberry habanero salsa. (While supplies last.)
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    11:30 a.m.: Author Kieren van den Blink presents an interactive reading of Sniff, the first in a series of five children’s books that evoke the fun and pleasure of the senses. Book signing to follow.

    1 p.m.: Join Story Theater for a family-friendly improvisational performance in which the themes and storylines are shaped by you!

    2 p.m.: Lora Nakamura reads from her book, The Bonsai Babes: A Love Story, a magical account of two little girls in Los Angeles who struggle to realize their dreams. Bonsai drawing activity and book signing to follow.

    3:15 p.m.: Multicultural theater troupe We Tell Stories performs Proud to Be Me, a series of interactive stories geared toward reinforcing self-esteem.

     

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