Calendar of Events — April 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Two-Day Workshop: Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo
Saturday–Sunday, April 6–7
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)
In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue working with indigo and shibori dyeing using a broad selection of beautiful fabrics, both vintage and unique. Shibori techniques of itajime, arashi, nui, and more will be practiced with both new and continuing students. Focus on combining techniques.
$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at the beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.
This workshop is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email email@example.com.
In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center
Common Ground Exhibition Tour in Japanese
2019 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction—Vision and Commitment: Our Journey of Renewal
The 2019 Gala Dinner will pay tribute to its charter members—the first individuals and families to see and believe in the importance of the museum and its enduring role in our democratic society. Our vision and commitment have remained unwavering since our founding, and each new generation inspires us to further demonstrate our ongoing relevance in today’s world.
Spotlighting the stories of charter members from across the nation, the Gala Dinner will remind attendees of just how bold and dedicated these individuals were, firmly believing in the value of a place before it even existed. The evening will also reaffirm that enthusiastic support for JANM continues today and will do so into the future as new generations engage with the museum and appreciate its values.
We hope you’ll join us for this celebratory evening that remembers our past and looks forward to what lies ahead.
For more information about the Gala, sponsorship opportunities, individual tickets, and the 2019 Lexus Opportunity Drawing, visit janm.org/dinner2019.
Edible Adventures: Graze Little Tokyo
On this culinary walking tour, explore the hidden corners of Little Tokyo and hear stories of the neighborhood’s past while sampling tasty snacks.
Food stops will include renowned mochi makers Fugetsu-Do, mochi ice cream inventors Mikawaya, and popular imagawayaki (red bean cake) seller Mitsuru Café, while neighborhood stops will include Union Church of Los Angeles/East West Players, Koyasan Beikoku Betsuin of Los Angeles, JACCC Plaza, and Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, among others.
$28 members; $35 non-members. Museum admission and five food samplings included. Limited to 15 participants.
This tour is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified if any spaces open up.
Gambatte! Exhibition Tour
Join us for a gallery tour led by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. of his exhibition, Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, which closes on April 28.
Limited to 30 participants. $12 general, free for JANM members. Museum admission included.
Join us for a book signing and reception with Paul Kitagaki Jr at 3 p.m. Click here to RSVP.
Behind Barbed Wire Book Signing and Reception with Paul Kitagaki Jr.
To commemorate the upcoming release of his new book, Behind Barbed Wire, and in celebration of his highly regarded exhibition, Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, join photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. for a special reception with several of the exhibition’s subjects. Kitagaki will also be signing copies of his forthcoming book, which has an official publication date of September 2019, but he will be offering a pre-publication sale and signing at this event.
In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall
Little Tokyo Walking Tour
Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.
$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.
Exhibition Closing: Gambatte!
Final day to see the exhibition Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit.