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Thursday, December 11, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

Fresh Off the Page Series presented by AT&T / East West Players

Thursday Evenings at the Museum

Featuring: The David Henry Hwang Writers Institute

It’s open mike night for Institute writers as they read from their newest, hottest works—plays, scenes, poetry, prose, rap, and lyrics. The Institute will celebrate the publication of their brand new literary journal, I (eye). Writers and performers include: Euijoon Kim, Jason Fong, Lisa Yu, John Song, Steve Park, Edgar Cayago, Janice Terukina, Eddy Kim, Lucy J. Kim, Mark Jue, and introducing the newest members of the Institute. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating.

Thursday, December 4, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

AT&T East West Players New Voices Writers Gallery SeriesT&T East West Players New Voices Writers Gallery Series

Thursday Evenings at the Museum
Play reading

The 12th in this series of new play readings presented in collaboration with East West Players will be A Gold Mountain Christmas Special written by playwright, Dominic Mah. Terminal teenagers Robin and Cory hold up a theater, steal tofu dogs, and shoplift to give food to a homeless shelter in this twisted Christmas story. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating.

Monday, December 1, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

4th Annual Day Without Art at the Museum

Poetry and performance

Join the Museum and Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team in honor of World AIDS Day and the 9th International “Day Without Art” for an evening of poetry and performance. This event explores issues which are transforming our Asian and Pacific Islander communities today, ranging from sex and sexuality to hope and healing. For mature audiences. Free with suggested donation to Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team. Reservations required. Limited seating.

Saturday, November 8, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

French Asian Cuisine with Chef Akira Hirose

Japanese American Cuisine Series

Akira Hirose, executive chef of the elegant Tower Restaurant on the 32nd floor of the Transamerica Building in Downtown Los Angeles, will give a demonstration in French cooking with an Asian twist. Chef Hirose studied the art of French cuisine in France for 8 years and opened his own restaurant in Kyoto. In 1992, Chef Hirose was selected by Esquire magazine as one of the top ten young chefs in the U.S. Learn the art of French cooking as Chef Hirose prepares seafood and appetizers. Members $5, non-members, $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required by November 5. Limited seating available.

Saturday, October 25, 1997
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Creative Writers Workshop Series presented by Asian American Writer's Workshop

Los Angeles based author, Sesshu Foster (City Terrace Field Manual) will hold a creative writing class to kick off this new series. The Museum, in collaboration with the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, a non-profit collective of writers based in New York City and Los Angeles, will present a series of creative writing workshops given by noted Asian American writers. Members $5, non-members, $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required by October 15. Please call the AAWW Los Angeles hotline at 213.960.1615. Limited space available.

Thursday, October 23, 1997
7:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cold Tofu Improv: Halloween Show

Boo! Cold Tofu will scare you silly in this special Halloween show! This talented, energetic, multicultural comedy improv group has an amazing assortment of entertainment techniques that will keep you laughing all night. Free. Reservations suggested. Limited seating.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department.




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