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Saturday, July 5, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Japanese Americans in Sumo

From the 1930s to the 1950s, sumo wrestling emerged as a popular sport among the Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans), especially for those in Hawaii, Los Angeles, and the San Joaquin Valley.

Join Brian Niiya, curator of the exhibition Sumo U.S.A.: Wrestling the Grand Tradition as he moderates a panel of Japanese American sumo wrestlers who participated in this fascinating sport prior to World War II and in America’s concentration camps. Panel participants will share their stories about what it was like to participate in U.S. sumo tournaments during that period. Reservations required. Free with Museum admission.

In conjunction with the exhibition Sumo U.S.A.: Wrestling the Grand Tradition
Saturday, June 28, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

California Asian Cuisine with Chef Randy Saito

Japanese American Cuisine Series
Lecture/Demonstrations

Randy Saito, the executive chef at downtown Los Angeles’ Hyatt Regency Hotel, demonstates his culinary skills in creating his specialty—California Asian cuisine as part of the popular Japanese American Cuisine series program.

Cooking since the age of 8, Chef Saito grew up in Maui, Hawai‘i where his father was an executive chef. For the past 17 years, Chef Saito has climbed the ranks with the Hyatt Regency and currently oversees two restaurants at the downtown L.A. location. At Pavan Pacifico, one of the delicacies is “Beef Culotte Yuzu Kosho,” a fusion of French and Japanese cooking.

Members $5, non-members $7 includes Museum admission. Reservations required. Early reservations suggested. Limited seating available.

Thursday, June 26, 1997
7:30 PM—8:30 PM

Cold Tofu Improv: Tofu Through the Ages

Travel through time with Cold Tofu as they present great moments in history of the tofu tradition. This talented, energetic, multicultural comedy improv group has an amazing assortment of entertainment techniques that will keep you laughing all night. A guest artist and musician will also perform. Free. Reservations suggested. Limited seating available.

Thursday, June 19, 1997
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

This Place We Are, The Snazzy Writers Workshop

Thursday Evenings at the Museum
Readings

The home, the head, the heart—inspiration and experience can come from anywhere. But what does it mean to write from a specific location sexually, politically, and culturally? This program examines this question from the perspectives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual Filipino Americans writing about the experience of being “Filipino and queer” in the U.S. or anywhere.

The Snazzy Writers’ Workshop is proud to bring together some of the best emerging writers writing from and about the “Place” they inhabit. Some of the writers featured include Elsa E'der, Napolean Lustre, and Irene Soriano. The Snazzy Writers’ Workshop is a special project sponsored by the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team and funded by the California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Community Fund. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Thursday, June 12, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

AT&T East West Players New Voices Writers Gallery: Ghosts and Baggage by Ken Narasaki

Thursday Evenings at the Museum
New Play Reading

In this, the seventh new play reading by the Writers Gallery, writer/actor Ken Narasaki presents his play Ghosts and Baggage. This play is about two people, Sara and Oliver, who want to get together, but find their way blocked by ghosts and baggage. Tim Dang, the artistic director of East West Players, directs this project. This program is funded in part by AT&T. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Thursday, June 5, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

AT&T East West Players New Voices Writers Coffee House

Thursday Evenings at the Museum
Reading/Performance

The AT&T/East West Players New Voices Project presents the Writers’ Coffee House. It’s open mike night as writers from the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute read selections from their poetry, fiction, and plays, as well as perform original monologues and songs.

Enjoy the Museum’s own Kona coffee and other treats while enjoying the latest work of the Institute artists. Writers slated to read in this new series include: Edgar Cayago, Doug Cooney, Jason Fong, Leslie Ishii, Mark Jue, Soji Kashiwagi, Eddy Kim, Euijoon Kim, Lucy Kim, Wess Mann, Ken Narasaki, Steve Park, John Song, Janice Terukina, and Lisa Tu. This program is funded in part by AT&T. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

 

 

 

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