Bring family and friends for fun-filled days of exciting workshops, cultural performances, and unique craft activities.
2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival - Year of the Dog
FREE ALL DAY!
Ring in the new year and celebrate the Year of the Dog with fun arts and crafts, food, cultural activities, and exciting performances!
…and so much more!
Visit janm.org/oshogatsufest2018 for complete schedule of activities.
Sponsored by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
JANM Free Family Days: Identity, My-dentity
FREE ALL DAY
Join us for a celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and JANM’s exhibition, hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project. Crafts, performances, storytelling, and other activities will explore themes of identity and personal heritage.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.: Storytelling Theater
Multicultural theater troupe We Tell Stories performs Proud to Be Me, a series of interactive stories geared toward reinforcing self-esteem. Reserved seating for members.
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.: Poetry Writing Workshop
Spoken word artists and community organizers Stephanie Sajor and Eddy M. Gana, together known as Steady, will help you learn to express yourself through poetry. Space is limited; please sign up at the information table.
1 p.m.–2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: Amy Tangerine Scrapbook Workshop
Create colorful pages that save and share your memories in this scrapbooking workshop with Amy Tangerine. Bringing photos from home is optional. Mini booklets will be supplied. Space is limited; please sign up at the information table. Reserved seating for members.
2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Improv with Cold Tofu
Enjoy a performance by Cold Tofu as they improvise scenes and games based on audience suggestions. Reserved seating for members.
JANM Free Family Day: Identity, My-dentity is presented in partnership with Kizuna. American Sign Language interpreters will be present for select performances.
Natsumatsuri Family Festival
FREE ALL DAY
Please note new date!
Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.
Visit janm.org/natsumatsuri2018 for complete schedule of performances, activities, and crafts.
Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Dwight Stuart Youth Fund; Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and The Nissan Foundation.
JANM Free Family Days: Superheroes!
FREE ALL DAY
This full day of crafts, performances, and other activities will be inspired by real-life heroes as well as the fictional characters of Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.: Ukuleles for Little Tokyo Performance
U4LT engages Japanese and Japanese American seniors while providing free ukulele instruction in Japanese and English. Reserved seating for members.
11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.: Superhero Training
Our friends from Terasaki Budokan will help kids transform basketball fun into fantastical feats of physical fitness worthy of free prizes. Run at the speed of light, fly to slam dunk, make jaw-dropping no-look passes, and sink amazing far-away shots.
12 p.m.–12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.–2 p.m.: Superhero Drawing Workshop:
Any mild-mannered child can transform into a fantastic superhero by joining artist and art educator Sylvia Lopez for this interactive workshop. Learn how to quickly sketch and draw a basic human form to create your very own hero character. All levels welcome! Reserved seating for members.
12 p.m.–3 p.m.: Superhero Caricatures
Watch yourself be turned into a superhero with a caricature drawn by an artist from Taylor Entertainment. For children only. Line ends at 2:30 p.m. Express line for members.
12:30 p.m.–1 p.m.: Sho Tokyo Kendo Demonstration
Sho Tokyo Kendo of LA Minobusan Beikoku Betsuin will deliver a captivating demonstration of kendo, a traditional Japanese martial art that utilizes bamboo swords and protective armor. Reserved seating for members.
3 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Kizuna Taiko Performance
Enjoy a performance from Kizuna Taiko, a group made up of children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their parents and siblings from the Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges (JSPACC). Reserved seating for members.
3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.: WizStars Performance
Check out WizStars, a hip-hop dance ensemble featuring individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their parents or siblings from the JSPACC. Reserved seating for members.
Please check back for updates.
Sponsored by Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.