Art, Culture & Identity Past Events
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.
Fresh Off the Page Series presented by AT&T / East West Players
Karaoke Series by Euijoon Kim
A nasty, scatalogical comedy about two Asian American independent film makers crafting a story involving sex, flatulence, and a sushi chef’s love affair with a mermaid named Maguro. Yet another winner of the New Voices Playwriting Competition. Reserv ations required. Free. Limited seating available.
Sumo USA: Video Play-by-Play
Learn about the ceremony and technicalities of the art of sumo competition. Gordon Berger, professor of history at the University of Southern California and sumo radio commentator, will take us frame by frame through sumo video footage to explain this ceremonial sport for a deeper understanding and appreciation of sumo wrestling. Free with Museum admission. Reservations suggested.
The Other Side of Tokyo Rose: The Japanese American Voices of WWII
Hear the little known story about a small number of Japanese American civilians who served the Allies’ cause as translators and radio broadcast announcers to countermeasure the heavy propaganda by the Axis countries. This panel will include former members of the Office of War Information (OWI) of the United States and the British Political Warfare Mission (BPWM) of England, who shared the same radio station facility in Denver, Colorado doing radio propaganda broadcasting. Free with Museum admissi on. Reservations suggested.
AT&T East West Players New Voices Writers Gallery Series: Rancho Grande by Eugenie Chan
Thursday Evenings at the Museum
The 11th installment in this successful series of new play readings presented by East West Players. Moon Lady and Oxboy cavort in the desert, and Ma and Pa get closer together, while Sammy seduces Mamie as Chinese mythology collides with desert culture in Rancho Grande by playwright, Eugenie Chan. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.
Personal Reflections: Kenjiro Nomura & Minidoka Camp
Artist Kenjiro Nomura captured his experiences in camp visually using whatever materials he could find. His landscapes and portraits of daily rituals have always been treasured by his family for their artistic and historic value. George Nomura, Kenjiro’s son, will share his personal reflections and memories with us. Mitsuye Yamada will read her poetry bringing to life the experiences of Minidoka. Please join us for a light reception that will follow. Free admission as part of the Los Angeles C ounty Arts Open House Day. Reservations required.