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Series: Family Festivals

All programs are free for JANM members and included 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 rsvp@janm.org 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.

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

JANM Free Family Days: We Love LA

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FREE ALL DAY

In conjunction with Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo, JANM presents a family-friendly day celebrating the diverse mix of cultures that make up Los Angeles.

ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Springtime in Japan
    Create your own cherry blossom mobile to hang in your home, inspired by Prunusplastus, Erica Kaminishi’s stunning homage to Japan’s famous cherry blossom season.

  • Lunchbox Style
    What pictures or designs would you put on your lunchbox? Take a look at Shizu Saldamando’s cool drawings of her friends’ lunchboxes, then decorate a box that reflects your own style!

  • Coloring Station
    Artists like Eduardo Tokeshi and Yuriko Rojas Moriyama use flags in their work as a commentary on identity. Design a flag that represents your identity while learning more about the flag of the City of Los Angeles.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner
    In honor of Dia de los Muertos (Mexico’s Day of the Dead), learn to fold origami calaveras (decorative skulls) and embellish them.

  • It’s Veterans Day!
    Celebrate by writing a note of appreciation to a veteran, which JANM will deliver to the nearby VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center.
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    ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES*

    11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Kidding Around the Kitchen
    Make healthy fusion lettuce wraps with Lisa Fontanesi of Kidding Around the Kitchen. While supplies last.

    11:15 a.m. • 12:30 p.m.: Story Time
    Listen to traditional tales from Latin America told in a dynamic mix of English and Spanish by Olga Loya. (Each story time lasts 20–25 minutes.)

    11:30 a.m. • 12 p.m. • 1 p.m. • 1:30 p.m.: Ichiro Irie Artist Workshop
    Exhibiting artist Ichiro Irie along with collaborator Aska Irie will lead a 2D mixed-media workshop in which participants will create their own collage and tempera painting. Limit 25 participants per session; first come, first served.

    2 p.m.–3 p.m.: CONTRA-TIEMPO Dance Workshop
    Join multilingual urban Latin dance theater company CONTRA-TIEMPO for one of their popular Sabor Sessions. Participants will learn Afro-Latin social dance forms such as salsa suelta and Cuban comparsa. No dance experience needed—just come with an open heart and a willingness to move!

    3:30 p.m.–4 p.m.: Musical Performance by Roger Del Norte, Lupita Infante, and MEXICAPAN
    Bring the day to a lyrical close with a mariachi jam session from Japanese singer Roger Del Norte, Downey native Lupita Infante, and the group MEXICAPAN.

     

    Please check back for updates.

    Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

    Sunday, January 7, 2018
    11:00 AM—5:00 PM

    2018 Oshogatsu Family Festival - Year of the Dog

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    FREE ALL DAY!

    Ring in the new year and celebrate the Year of the Dog with fun arts and crafts, food, cultural activities, and exciting performances!

  • Traditional mochitsuki (Japanese rice pounding ritual) performance by Kodama Taiko

  • Lucky zaru soba (cold buckwheat noodles)

  • Dog candy sculptures by Shan the Candyman

  • Musical performances

  • Souvenir photos by Nerdbot Photo Booth

  • Fun Oshogatsu and Year of the Dog-inspired crafts, origami, and coloring activities

  • Fukubukuro (lucky grab bags) at the JANM Store

  • JANM Members Only reserved seating and express lines

  • …and so much more!

    Please check back for updates.

    Sponsored by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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