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Saturday, April 19, 1997
12:00 PM—2:00 PM

Cooking with Rob Fukuzaki

Japanese American Cuisine Series
Lecture / Demonstration

KABC-TV Eyewitness News sportscaster Rob Fukuzaki demonstrates his cooking prowess in the fourth installment of this very popular series. Rob tests his culinary skills against KNBC’s Wendy Tokuda who performed a cooking demonstration with sister Marilyn last October. Rob will recruit the assistance of his two grandmothers, Toshiko Fukuzaki and Masa Watamura, to cook up mouth-watering Japanese American family dishes.

Rob graduated in broadcast journalism from the University of La Verne in Southern California and began his broadcasting career with KITV in Honolulu. He came to Los Angeles’ KABC in 1994.

Members $5, non-members $10 includes Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Thursday, April 10, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

AT&T East West Players New Voices Writers Gallery

Thursday Evenings at the Museum
New Play Reading

Sidework by Michael Ahn

The fifth play presentation in this continuing series of new play readings by Asian American playwrights. Join the Museum as it hosts the directors and cast members from East West Players in the debut readings of these fine, new works.

Sidework by Michael Ahn tells the story of two women, one of whom is played by June Kyoku Lu, who teach each other some hard lessons about men, life and themselves. The play is directed by East West Players veteran Alberto Isaac. This program is funded in part by A T & T. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Saturday, April 5, 1997
1:00 PM—4:00 PM

Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp

Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp Panel discussion and closing reception

This panel discussion features some of the individuals—Elizabeth Yamada, Margaret Ishino, and Louise Ogawa—who, as children, wrote to Miss Breed during the war. Immediately following the discussion, there will be a walk-through of the exhibition with curator Glen Kitayama and a closing reception that gives program participants the opportunity to speak to the letter writers about their experiences. Be prepared for interesting insights and lively dialogue. Reservations required. Limited seating available. Free with Museum admission.

In conjunction with the exhibition Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp
Thursday, March 27, 1997
7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Kona Coffee House: Songs and Rhythms of Hawai'i

Kona Coffee Story Exhibit Series Performance

Featuring: Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club

The first in a series, “Kona Coffe House” offers the best in Hawaiian entertainment while enjoying the Museum’s own Kona coffee and other Pacific Asian treats. You won’t want to miss this extravaganza of 20 performers who will sing, dance and play traditional Hawaiian music in a special tribute to the Kona Coffee Story exhibit. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawai'i Belt Road
Thursday, March 20, 1997
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Cold Tofu Improv: Occult Tofu

Thursday Evening at the Museum Performance

Cold Tofu provides a monthly evening of laughs and entertainment at the Museum. This talented, energetic, multicultural improvisational group has an amazing assortment of entertainment techniques that will keep you laughing all night.

This evening, Cold Tofu explores the dark side of tofu by examining myths, rituals and folklore. Free. Reservations required.

Sunday, March 16, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

No Pa'ani Hawai'i - Hawaiian Sports and Games

Members of Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club teach the traditions of the Makahiki Festival of sports and games. Compete in Hawaiian games including hu (kukui nut top spin), pala'ie (ball and loop), 'ulu maika (bowling), and many others. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawai'i Belt Road



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