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Saturday, October 1, 2011
7:00 PM—10:00 PM

LOST AND FOUND, Life as I (K)NEW It

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Sunday: 2 PM & 7 PM

Amy Hill explores how her life has evolved since her daughter became a part of her family. She talks about adoption, single motherhood, multiracial/transracial identity mash-ups and her continuing struggles to figure it all out in a humorous and honest way. Far from her days of flying solo, she has moved into a not so solo world: her daughter may or may not make an appearance. Directed by Anne Etue.

Want to see a teaser of the show? Click here.

$15 Members/Students/Seniors; $20 non-members, includes admission.

Buy tickets here.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say

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This is Allen Say’s own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn’t understand his son’s artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan’s leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his “spiritual father.” Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, Drawing from Memory presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between mentor and student. It is a book that will inspire the artist in all of us.

Come hear Allen Say in a conversation with John Mason of Scholastic Books about his early ambition to become a cartoonist and how his sensei helped him to become a fine artist.

SPECIAL EVENT ADDED—September 17 & 18! Some of the original artwork for this book will be on display for two days only!

Saturday, April 16, 2011
5:30 PM—10:00 PM

2011 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Saturday, April 16, 2011
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles, California

The Japanese American National Museum’s 2011 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction will be held at the dazzling new JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live. The Gala Dinner is one of the Japanese American community's most special annual events, drawing more than 1,100 people in celebration. The 2011 Dinner will highlight the Museum's work as it prepares to serve the next generation of audiences.

Many sponsorship opportunities are available. This year's event will again feature a Silent Auction and a Lexus Opportunity Drawing, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.--offering participants a chance to win a beautiful new Lexus vehicle.

Click here for more info about the Gala Dinner, sponsorship opportunities, and Lexus Opportunity Drawing >>
Sunday, March 27, 2011
2:00 PM—5:00 PM

A Reading of: The Last of the Nisei Cougars. Written by Philip W. Chung and Directed by Jeff Liu

events/Cougar100.jpg A FREE reading of a new play

THE LAST OF THE NISEI COUGARS
Written by Philip W. Chung (Lodestone's GRACE KIM & THE SPIDERS FROM MARS)
Directed by Jeff Liu (EWP's WRINKLES)
Produced by Koji Steven Sakai
Stage Managed by Rosa Kwon

With Emily C. Chang (COLIN HEARTS KAY), Lynn Chen (SAVING FACE), Ki Hong Lee (ABC Family's upcoming THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING) & Kim Miyori (ST. ELSEWHERE)

FREE ADMISSION

50-year-old Nisei widow Sashi Hirano hasn’t been with a man since her husband passed away 30 years ago. Until 19-year-old Korean adoptee Dennis Johnson unexpectedly enters her world. A new comedy about finding love at any age.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
8:00 PM—10:00 PM

Performance of Cold Tofu's The Armando Show!

events/CT100_.JPG The Armando Show is a long-form improv performance inspired by an audience suggestion. A special guest host (or “Armando”) interprets that suggestion through a personal and truthful improvised monologue. Inspired by that monologue, COLD TOFU performs scenes that, in turn, inspire a response from our Armando. This propels hilarious interchanges between the Armando’s monologues and the company’s scenes.

"Pay-What-You-Can" (minimum $5) performance. Reservations can be made by calling 213-739-4142 or emailing coldtofu@hotmail.com.

COLD TOFU is a non-profit arts organization and is dedicated to promoting diverse images of Asian Pacific Americans through comedy and to developing multiethnic talent through education and performance.

For more information about COLD TOFU, visit www.coldtofu.com.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
8:00 PM—10:00 PM

Cold Tofu presents The Armando Show!

events/CT100.JPG The Armando Show is a long-form improv performance inspired by an audience suggestion. A special guest host (or “Armando”) interprets that suggestion through a personal and truthful improvised monologue. Inspired by that monologue, COLD TOFU performs scenes that, in turn, inspire a response from our Armando. This propels hilarious interchanges between the Armando’s monologues and the company’s scenes.

"Pay-What-You-Can" (minimum $5) performance. Reservations can be made by calling 213-739-4142 or emailing coldtofu@hotmail.com.

COLD TOFU is a non-profit arts organization and is dedicated to promoting diverse images of Asian Pacific Americans through comedy and to developing multiethnic talent through education and performance.

For more information about COLD TOFU, visit www.coldtofu.com.

 

 

 

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