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Events Calendar

Calendar of Events — April 2018

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. (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.

Friday, April 6, 2018
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Upper Level Members and VIP Reception:


Members at the Director’s Circle and above and VIPs are invited to preview before it opens to the public. Program with light reception to follow. Invitations were mailed in March.

In conjunction with the exhibition – 15 Years of the hapa project
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Opening Day: – 15 Years of the hapa project


In this new interactive exhibition, photographer Kip Fulbeck continues his exploration of mixed-race identity. Please check back for details on opening day programs.

In conjunction with the exhibition – 15 Years of the hapa project
Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour


Tour the ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with JANM’s knowledgeable docents.

Included with museum admission.

In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Kodomo no Hi Cards

Make a Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) greeting card for your friends and family.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Supplies and admission included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
3:00 PM

The Breakfast Club: An Asian American Staged Reading

Join us for the latest effort from No Shortage of Asian Talent, a group formed to combat the severe lack of Asian Pacific Islander American representation in Hollywood by demonstrating the breadth of available APIA talent.

An all-APIA cast will perform a staged reading of John Hughes’ classic 1995 film, The Breakfast Club, in which five high school students are forced to confront their identities during a Saturday detention session.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction


Service to Democracy

Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles

Democracy thrives only when individuals take it upon themselves to fight for it. Our 2018 Gala Dinner will celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond what most average citizens do to ensure that the United States lives up to its promise.

Win a 2018 Lexus NX 300h
The 2018 Lexus Opportunity Drawing sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., features a chance to win a 2018 Lexus NX 300h. Download the flyer for more details.

Visit for more information about the Gala and sponsorship opportunities.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour


Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.



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