Calendar of Events — August 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 email@example.com 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.
Common Ground Exhibition Tour in Japanese
The Terror: Infamy—Special Screening and Conversation
Join The Terror: Infamy series co-creator Alexander Woo, lead actor Derek Mio, co-star and series consultant George Takei, and director Josef Kubota Wladyka for a special screening of the next season’s first episode, followed by a conversation about the AMC series, which premieres on Monday, August 12 at 9 p.m.
Set during World War II, The Terror: Infamy is centered on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt Chester Nakayama (Derek Mio) and his friends and family living in Terminal Island, CA, and follows his journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. The 10-episode series, which features several cast and crew members with real-life connections to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and the aftermath of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima.
This program is free, but RSVPs are recommended.
This program is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified if spaces open up.
In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Natsumatsuri Family Festival
FREE ALL DAY
Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.
Visit janm.org/natsumatsuri2019 for complete schedule!
This event is free, but RSVPs are requested using the link below. Those who RSVP and show their ticket at the JANM membership table at the Natsumatsuri Family Festival will be entered into a drawing for a one-year JANM family/dual level membership.
Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission; The Nissan Foundation; and City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Crushing the Myth
Crushing the Myth is a nationwide speaker series that features Asian Americans and allies as they share stories and perspectives to build an active community of leaders, thinkers, and influencers to move beyond the “Model Minority” label. Speakers/topics to be announced soon.
Early bird pricing (through August 9): $15
General admission: $20
Student (must show valid ID at door): $10
For more information and to purchase tickets, click on the link below.
Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Mitsuye Yamada
All members are invited to meet Mitsuye Yamada before the book release celebration and multigenerational poetry reading for Full Circle, her new collection of poetry.
Space is limited. RSVP by August 20 using the link below. You can also contact email@example.com or 213.830.5646.
In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center
Full Circle—Mitsuye Yamada’s Book Release Celebration and Multigenerational Poetry Reading
Poet, essayist, educator, activist, and foremother of Asian American feminism, Mitsuye Yamada will read from her newest collection of poetry, Full Circle: New and Selected Poems. Joining her are poets spanning five generations, sharing their own creative works and words. Live music by Kyoko Takenaka will accompany these dynamic readings. Yamada will sign copies of the book after the program.
Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.
Full Circle will be available for purchase at the JANM Store.
In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum
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.