Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Partnerships & Collaborations

All programs are free for JANM members and free 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 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.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

12th Annual Museums Free-for-All



JANM is pleased to be among more than 20 museums in the Southern California area to offer free admission on this day. For a complete list of participating institutions, visit

Saturday, February 18, 2017
2:00 PM

Community Day of Remembrance



On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, making it possible for the U.S. military to forcibly remove and incarcerate 120,000 Japanese Americans solely on the basis of race. Each year, communities across the country hold Day of Remembrance programs to recall this shameful chapter in U.S. history and honor the courage and perseverance of the Japanese Americans who were incarcerated.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, JANM presents the 2017 Community Day of Remembrance with Go For Broke National Education Center; Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District; Manzanar Committee; Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress; Progressive Asian Network for Action; and Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Nikkei Genealogical Society General Meeting



The Nikkei Genealogical Society (NikkeiGen) promotes, encourages, and shares Nikkei genealogy through education, research, and networking. NikkeiGen’s general meetings are open to anyone who is interested in researching their family trees, learning more about their Japanese roots and heritage, and participating in group discussions and networking. Meetings occur approximately once a month from January to October, with the location alternating between JANM and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) in Burbank. Meetings are always free, but RSVP is required.

To RSVP or for more information, email or visit the Facebook page at Limited to 35 participants.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:30 PM

East West Players: A Writers' Gallery Reading


East West Players will stage a reading of a new play by an Asian American writer. Please check back for details.

Friday, April 28, 2017

33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30

JANM will host select screenings as part of Visual Communication’s annual showcase of Asian Pacific American cinema.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit JANM members are eligible for discounts.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

C3: The Conference for Creative Content


Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30

This two-day media arts conference features panels and seminars on new media technologies, platforms, and distribution. C3 aims to connect creative individuals through a forum of pioneers in entertainment, academia, and professional guilds.

For details and to purchase tickets, visit

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