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Series: Lifelong Learning

All programs are free for Museum members and free with general admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Hello Kitty Musubi Workshop

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This program is sold out.

Back by popular demand! This workshop was a huge hit at Hello Kitty Con 2014. Chef and Hello Kitty super-fan Katie Chin teaches how to make adorable and delicious Hello Kitty musubi.

$20 members, $25 non-members. Limited to 30 participants.

Admission to Common Ground and Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty after the workshop are included.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, February 7, 2015
11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Hello Kitty Decoden Workshop

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This program is sold out.

Decorate a small Hello Kitty plush with loads of sparkly charms and jewels—decoden-style!

$24 members, $30 non-members. Materials included. Limited to 25 participants.

Admission to Common Ground and Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty after the workshop are included.

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Chrissa Sparkles is a host and online personality who loves all things cute. Her “Chrissa Sparkles” YouTube Channel teaches people how to make life a little bit cuter, with a touch of sparkle. As a Hello Kitty ambassador for Sanrio, Chrissa lent her talents to the recent Hello Kitty Con as a panel moderator and tea party host. She has appeared on NHK World TV’s Kawaii International, been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine, and hosted MNET America’s Hello Pop!

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Hinamatsuri Cards

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Make a Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) greeting card for your friends and family.

$8 members, $10 non-members. Supplies and admission to Common Ground included. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
12:00 PM—1:00 PM

Hello Kitty Cupcake Decorating

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This program is sold out.

Make Hello Kitty cupcakes with Michele Chen Chock, author of The Hello Kitty Baking Book. Book signing to follow.

Bring your own apron; other supplies are included. $28 members, $35 non-members. Limited to 25 participants.

Admission to Common Ground and Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty are included.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Sunday, March 22, 2015
11:30 AM—4:30 PM

Hello Kitty Shibori Workshop

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After a brief talk on the connection between Sanrio and Japan’s silk industry, Shibori Girl (Glennis Dolce) will lead participants in designing and dyeing a stitched shibori piece on vintage silk kimono lining fabric in this one-day workshop. Please bring rubber gloves, sewing pins, and scissors.

$36 members, $45 non-members, plus $20 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants.

Includes admission to Common Ground and Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Public Art and the Sweets of Little Tokyo

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On this walking tour, participants will see and learn about the many works of public art in Little Tokyo, from commemorative statues to spray-painted wall murals. Asian sweets—such as imagawayaki (red bean cake), dango (sweet dumplings), and mochi ice cream—will be sampled at stores along the way.

$40 members, $50 non-members. Sweets and admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included; lunch stop is extra. Limited to 18 participants.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
11:00 AM—2:30 PM

Discovering Your Japanese American Roots

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In this popular workshop led by genealogy buff Chester Hashizume, participants identify their ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more.

$44 members, $55 non-members. Supplies and admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Limited to 10 participants.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
12:00 PM—5:00 PM

Hello Kitty Crochet Workshop

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This program is sold out.

Learn the art of amigurumi (miniature toy crochet) and make your own Hello Kitty-inspired charm to decorate your keychain, zipper pull, or purse. Instructor Cheryl Cambras will cover chain stitch, single crochet in the round, and increase/decrease knitting techniques. Chain stitch, single crochet in the round, and increase/decrease crochet techniques will be covered.

For all skill levels. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Class includes a one-hour break to view Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

$36 members, $45 non-members. Prices include museum admission and cost of materials. Limited to 10 participants.

Cheryl Cambras is an artist who creates textile works, abstract paintings, and unique knitwear items. Based in Los Angeles, Cambras has shown her work at Royal/T Gallery, Arena 1, and The Hive.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Children's Day Cards

Make a special card to celebrate Children’s Day or Boy’s Day.

$8 members, $10 non-members. Supplies and admission to Common Ground: The Heart of Community included. Limited to 10 participants.

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