Special Events Past Events
7th Annual Kokoro Craft Boutique
Organized by JANM’s volunteers, the seventh edition of this annual boutique will feature dozens of vendors selling unique jewelry, kimono fabric fashions, handbags, ceramics, origami art, Giant Robot products, and more! Taiko performance by Yuujou Daiko at 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit JANM’s education programs. Make a boutique purchase of $10 or more and receive free same-day museum admission plus 10% discount at participating Little Tokyo restaurants. For more information, email email@example.com.
Presented by Friends of the Museum.
JANM Summer Night Concerts
JANM’s new series of summer evening concerts featuring Asian American performers continues. Tonight’s showcase focuses on electronic music. The featured artist is Paul Dateh, a multi-talented musician, host, and educator who is well known for his contemporary take on violin playing.
JANM Summer Night Concerts
JANM presents a new series of summer evening concerts with Asian American performers. Tonight’s featured artists are musical collaborators Magnetic North and Taiyo Na, who have achieved enormous popularity in Japan with their politically conscious brand of hip hop.
Also appearing are Irish-Japanese American singer-songwriter Marié Digby, who vaulted to fame after her acoustic cover version of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” went viral on YouTube, and Los Angeles–based singer-songwriter Priska.
Event hosted by Will Pacarro (YELLOWPACO) with deejay music provided by TRAKTIVIST. Plus, special guest performance by DANakaDAN.
SAVE THE DATE: JANM Summer Night Concert featuring Paul Dateh, Mike Gao, and Go Yama on Thursday, August 30.
Sugar/Islands Catalog Signing
Artist Laura Kina and curator Krystal Hauseur, PhD, will be signing copies of the Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i exhibition catalog.
Hello! Closing Party
6 p.m.–7 p.m.: Members Only Reception
6 p.m.–8 p.m.: Hello! Catalog Signing* with Becca, Michael Courville, Paul Frank, Martin Hsu, Kozyndan, Simone Legno, Nicole Maloney, Mark Nagata, Souther Salazar, Edwin Ushiro, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang, and Yarns and Noble
6 p.m.–8 p.m.: Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be giving out Hello Kitty bottled water and a donut (one per guest, while supplies last).
8:30 p.m.: Nylon Pink performance
8:30 p.m.–10 p.m.: Hello Kitty crafts—coloring pages, paper dolls, temporary tattoos
Join us as we say farewell to Hello Kitty, whose exhibition closes on May 31. Our festive closing party will feature catalog signings with exhibiting artists, a performance by Nylon Pink, music by DJ Shy, photo opportunities with Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty crafts, the Hello Kitty Café truck, and complimentary appetizers and drinks courtesy of Joto Sake and Chado Tea Room. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty will be open for viewing until 10 p.m.
*Artists will only sign Hello! catalog and exhibition prints. 1 catalog and 1 of each print per person.
$10 members, $30 general. JANM members get early access to the closing party starting at 6 p.m.
2015 Gala Dinner, Silent Auction, and After Party
To Boldly Go: Sharing Our Story Across the Generations
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and X Bar
Join us as we welcome the Japanese American community, sponsors, supporters, members, and new friends to JANM’s largest annual fundraising event. At the 2015 Gala Dinner, the museum will share its accomplishments of the past year, offer a glimpse into what the coming year holds in store, and remember those from the JANM family who have passed away since the last Gala. And, in recognition of his decades-long standing as an inspirational role model as well as his commitment and contributions to the Japanese American National Museum, actor and activist George Takei will be presented with JANM’s Distinguished Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement and Public Service.
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