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Series: Lifelong Learning

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

Advanced reservations are recommended for most programs as seating/space may be limited. Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. When making a reservation, email rsvp@janm.org or call 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Include the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

NEW: For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is now required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or download the pre-payment form. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_14_1_jpg_200x200_autocrop_q85_9.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with Museum docents. $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Boy's or Father's Day Cards

events/crafts-workshops-icon-green-orange-70px_jpg_100x100_autocrop_sharpen_q85_2.jpg Make special cards for Boy’s or Father’s Day! $9 members, $14 non-members, includes admission and supplies. RSVP early, 10 participants max.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

events/commonground_2_1_png_200x200_autocrop_q85_8.jpg Tour our ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with our knowledgeable Museum docents.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Search for the Weight Watchers Chef Cooking Class with Lisa Fontanesi of Kidding Around the Kitchen

After thousands of applicants and 6 weeks of culinary competition on ABC's The Chew, The Search for the Weight Watchers Chef competition is over and long-time cooking instructor for JANM, Lisa Fontanesi, ended up in second place! Join us & celebrate with a hands-on cooking class experience led by Chef Lisa Fontanesi where you'll recreate all of her winning recipes from the competition that will be fun and healthy for the whole family!

Recipes that will be made:
California Veggie Hash 2 Ways with Eggs
Bisnonna’s Italy Girl Not So Fried Chicken with Red, White and Green Slaw
Mediterranean Whole Wheat Couscous
Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Radishes
Lisa's Nannie’s Apple Pies (made in class but take home to bake)

1 adult/1 child: $55 members; $65 non-members. Incl. admission, recipe pamphlet and KATK kids’ utensil set. Additional $20 material fee (cash only) due to instructor at beginning of class. RSVP early, 25 participants max.

Check out videos of Lisa and her other recipes from The Chew here!
Saturday, May 31, 2014
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_14_1_jpg_200x200_autocrop_q85_10.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with Museum docents. $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

events/commonground_2_1_png_200x200_autocrop_q85_9.jpg Tour our ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with our knowledgeable Museum docents.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
11:00 AM—1:30 PM

Flower Lei Making Workshop

Learn how to make something special for summer graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries and spread the aloha spirit in this fresh flower lei making workshop! You'll learn a little about the history of lei making in Hawaii and techniques to make your own single and double carnation lei.

For ages 12+. $38 members; $45 non-members, incl. admission and materials. RSVP early, 10 participants max. Includes 30 min break.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_14_1_jpg_200x200_autocrop_q85_11.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with Museum docents. $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
11:30 AM—4:30 PM

Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century with Shibori Girl

events/indigo_JAMN.jpeg Enjoy this 2-day workshop of indigo dyeing with a focus on learning how different textiles take to the dye. Your material kit, provided by instructor, will include many types of vintage kimono silks as well as cotton, bamboo, hemp, and other natural fibers. Many shibori techniques will be explored. Samples, books and videos will be on hand to inspire your indigo creativity!

$70 members; $90 non-members. Addit. $40 material fee (cash only) due to instructor at beginning of class. Bring rubber gloves, sewing pins & scissors. RSVP early; 20 participants max.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

events/commonground_2_1_png_200x200_autocrop_q85_10.jpg Tour our ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with our knowledgeable Museum docents.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Edible Adventures: Graze Little Tokyo

This is a food-centric cultural exploration of the hidden corners of Little Tokyo. Hear the stories of the neighborhoods' past while sampling local Asian food from pounded rice to lotus root. Come meet the shop owners of today who keep the ethnic vibe alive. $20 members; $30 non-members, incl. admission and food. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Reserve early; 15 participants max.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_14_1_jpg_200x200_autocrop_q85_12.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with Museum docents. $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Floral Cards

Learn how to hand-make floral cards for the next birthday or special occasion. $9 members; $14 non-members, includes admission and supplies. RSVP is required; 10 participants max.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

events/commonground_2_1_png_200x200_autocrop_q85_11.jpg Tour our ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with our knowledgeable Museum docents.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
11:00 AM—1:30 PM

Organza Ikebana Design

In this one-of-a-kind class, genzai (present) is merged with tradition. Learn a little about ikebana, the artistry of Japanese flower arranging, and its history in combination with some modern craft techniques. Those techniques will then be used to learn how to make beautiful organza fabric flowers and arrange them into ikebana designs, a hair piece and brooch that will last forever.

Appropriate for ages 12+. $55 members; $65 non-members, incl. admission and materials. RSVP early, 25 participants max. Includes 30 minute break.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_14_1_jpg_200x200_autocrop_q85_13.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with Museum docents. $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.

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