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SAN DIEGO MAY - JUNE CALENDcultureAR OF EVENT
Art
S
23 Saturday
dogs at the Doggie Café located at 5500 dubbed dark energy, constitute the bulk of
Gaines St. Sponsored by the San Diego
Highlight...
the Universe and speeds its outward expan-
Humane Society and SPCA, owners sion in defiance of the gravitational pull of If you missed last year’s Japanese American
For you Jazz lovers, San Diego’s biggest can get training tips from on keeping dogs all of the matter within it? The program is Historical Society of San Diego’s summer-
annual all-day Jazz events will take place in calm and civilized around distractions. The free with admission at the Reuben H. long exhibition “Beauty in Captivity:
the Gaslamp Quarter. The event will fea- event is free but a donation of $10 is request- Fleet museum in Balboa Park. Tickets Arts and Crafts of WWII Japanese
ture two outdoor stages showcasing top ed. Reservation is a must so call 619-299- must be obtained from the ticket counter American Internment Camp” then visit
national acts along with live performances 7012 ext. 2230. upon entry by 1:00 p.m. For more informa- a compact version of the exhibition at San
from popular local artists. Acts such as tion, visit www.rhfleet.org. Diego City College Learning Resource
Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum as well Center. The exhibition will be on display
as San Diego School of Creative & until May 27. Admission is free. For more
Performing Arts. Visit gaslamp.org for 30 Saturday information, contact the Learning Resource
updated information. 4 Thursday Center at 619-388-3400 or the JADSSD at
The Museum of Contemporary Art of San
619-660-0174.
Diego will host “Artification: Teen
For one-night-only East West Players
Artfest” at their downtown space for a
24 Sunday
will be presenting Elizabeth Wong’s play
night of fun and artistic revelry from 7-10
Letters to a Student Revoluntionary The San Diego Chinese History
p.m. This free event, planned by
with proceeds benefiting the Amnesty Museum offers walking tours of the Asian
Need a wallet? Make one at the Japanese
MCASD’s Teen Art Council, will feature
International. The play traces the decade- Pacific Historic District on the second
Friendship Garden at Balboa Park from
local teen bands. Teens DJs, gallery tours
long correspondence and search for true Sturday of each month. The tours begin at
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Washi Paper Wallet
led by teens, films by teens, hands-on art-
San Diego Asian Film
democracy between two pen-pals – one 11 a.m. from the museum, located at 404
course is for age 16 and up and cost $12 for
making activites and more. For more infor-
Foundation will be screening the
Chinese, the other Chinese American – Third Ave. For more information, call 619-
members and $15 for non-members. The
mation on this event or other teen programs
Korean drama, “Treeless
which ends abruptly with the June 1989 338-9888.
washi wallet origami is easy and useful.
by MCASD, contact the Education depart-
Mountain” on Friday, May 29.
Tiananmen Square Massacre. The show is
Washi paper is made from mulberry bark
ment at 858-454-3541 x151 or educa-
Inspired by events from her early
at 6 p.m. at The National Center on 111
and is always printed with intricate and ele-
tion@mcasd.org.
childhood, Korean director So
North Central Avenue, Los Angeles. Third Avenue Farmers Market and
gant Japanese prints. It makes for a tradition
Yong Kim’s second film follows
Tickets are $25 and discounts are available International Bazaar opens each Sunday
Japanese gift. Registration is required so call
the story of six-year-old Jin as
for students, seniors 60+, Japanese in downtown San Diego from 9 a.m. to 1
619-232-2721.
June
she discovers the missing link to
American National Museum members and p.m. at 3rd Avenue and J Street. The mar-
her heart: familial bond. Jin and
groups of 10+. Show information and tick- ket features fresh locally grown fruits and
her sister, Bin, are forced to stay
et reservations are available at http://let- vegetables, gourmet foods, and international
The House of Pacific Relations
with their alcoholic Big Aunt for
ters.metamorphosistheatrecompany.org. arts and crafts in the Asian Pacific Historic
International Cottages are holding their
the summer while her mother
District next to the Gaslamp Quarter. Visit
annual Ethnic Food Fair from 10 a.m. to
7 Sunday
search for their estranged father.
www.asianpacificdistrict.org for details.
5 p.m. in Balboa Park. Food booths will
They are given a piggy bank with
serve chicken adobo, pancit, lumpia and rice.
The annual Japanese Cultural Bazaar
a promise from their mother that
So come and enjoy food from 32 nationali-
will take place at the Buddhist Temple
she will return once it is full.
Ongoing The Chinese Club of San Diego meets
ties. For more ifnroamtion, visit the House of
of San Diego on Market Street. From 11
Screening will be at the Pacific
the last Saturday of every month for their
Philippines website, www.houseofthephilip-
a.m. to 4 p.m., see all the Japanese arts and
Theatres Gaslamp from 7-9 p.m.
The Mingei International Museum is monthly dance party. Featuring both Chinese
pines.org.
crafts demonstrations and displays including
offering free admission to all Bank of and standard ballroom music, the evening
anime workshops and Japanese archery cer-
America card holders the first weekend of includes free dance lessons from 7-8 p.m.,
emony, performances, family activities and a
Coming all the way from Chicago, author every month through April at both the San professional level performances and free
variety of delicious ethnic food. Admission
29 Friday
Evalyn Gates of “Einstein’s Telescope” Diego and Escondido locations. Participants drinks and snacks. Admission is $7 and at
is free and welcome to the public. All pro-
will be discussing her book as well as a dis- must present their card and a photo ID at the the Champion Ballroom, 3580 Fifth Ave.
ceeds will benefit the temple’s many pro-
cussion about dark matter and dark energy desk. Visit www.mingei.org for directions Visit www.sdchinese.org.
Take your dog out to a nice social with other
gram and activities. For more information,
in the universe. What strange substance, and hours.
visit www.btsd.net.
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LOS ANGELES MAY - JUNE CALEND
Artculture
AR OF EVENTS
June
The San Diego Chinese History
Highlight...
Museum hosts a walking tour of Asian
23 Saturday
From May 7 to June 7, East West Players Pacific Historic District of Downtown the
presents “Marry Me A Little & The second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.
Last Five Years: An evening of 2 one- to 12:30 p.m. A $2 donation per adult is
In honor of Memorial Day, join the
3 Wednesday
act musicals!” Songs by Stephen requested. The tours begin at 11 a.m. from
Japanese American National Musuem Sondheim and directed by Jules Aaron, the museum, located at 404 Third Ave. Visit
for a panel discussion on Americans of
The Chinese Historical Society of
“Marry Me A Little” is a compilation of www.sdchm.org for other events or details or
Japanese Ancestry (AJA) Vietnam Veterans.
Southern California will have a presenta-
songs by Sondheim that never made it to the www.asianpacificdistrict.org.
The event will be moderation by author
tion with Jenny Cho, who will talk about her
final stage on his Broadway musicals.
Vincent H. Okamoto of “Wolfhound
pictorial book on Los Angeles Chinatown at
Instead, the songs are woven into a simple
Samurai.” This marks the first time a panel
Castelar Elementary School on Yale Street.
tale of two lonely people during an evening in Third Avenue Farmers Market and
on the longest most controversial war has
The book covers the past 150 years of
their small, one-bedroom apartments. Jon International Bazaar opens each Sunday in
been assembled from the perspectives of
Chinatown history and includes key events
Lawrence Rivera directed the sweet, funny downtown San Diego from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
AJA’s. There will be a book signing with the
and time periods, such as the 1871 Chinese
and heartbreaking musical “The Last Five at 3rd Avenue and J Street. The market fea-
author after the discussion. For more informa-
Massacre and the opening of the New
Years” which follows the five-year relationship tures fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables,
tion, visit www.janm.org/events.
Chinatown. The event is free and open to the
of Jaime and Cathy as they sing their version gourmet foods, and international arts and
public and will begin at 7 p.m. For more
of what happened. For ticket prices and crafts in the Asian Pacific Historic District
information, visit www.chssc.org. Enjoy a cool Los Angeles night by
times, visit www.eastwestplayers.org or call next to the Gaslamp Quarter. Visit
31 Sunday
watching a free screening of three
213-625-7000. www.asianpacificdistrict.org for details.
anime robot classics at the
Japanese American Cultural &
Starting March 7, The Undiscovered
As part of their summer film series, the 4 Thursday
Community Center Plaza at 7 p.m.
Chinatown Tour will be offered on the first The National Comedy Theatre performs
Japanese American Cultural &
on Friday, June 26. Screening will
Saturday of every month. The 2 ½ hour tour every Friday and Saturday night at 3717
Community Center presents two classic In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of
include “Astro Boy”, “Gigantor”
goes off-the-beaten-track points of interest India St. With a similar format to the TV
Katsudo Shashin films, “Iwashigumo the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, the
and “Voltron: Defender of the
and guide you through those who are interest- show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” the com-
(Summer Clouds)” at 4 p.m. and “Shinobi Japanese American National Museum
Universe.” For more information,
ed in shopping in Chinatown’s best bargain edy troupe presents a 90-minute improvisa-
no mono (band of Assassins)” at 6 p.m. will continuously screen “Eyewitness:
visit www.jaccc.org.
and trendiest shops. Tours begin at 10:30 am tion show is based on audience suggestion.
Screening will take place at the Stan Honda – Reflections of a to 1 p.m. For special tour arrangements or Suitable for all ages, tickets are $15 with dis-
Aratani/Japan America Theatre. Photojournalist” at the Terasaki requests, contact 213-680-0243 or email at counts for students, seniors and military per-
Tickets cost $10 for general admission. For Orientation Theatre. The film follows the
Speak Out for Justice” from 4:30-6:30
info@chinatownla.com. sonnel. For details visit www.nationalcome-
more information about the films and special devastating aftermath of the World Trade
p.m at 1145 Wilshire Blvd. There will be a
dy.com or call 619-295-4999.
ticket offers, visit JACCC’s website at Center attack in 2001 as Hona’s images
reading by Stewart Kwoh, president and
Selections from Mingei International
www.jaccc.org. show dazed, dust-enveloped victims. It’s com-
executive director of APALC and Hon.
Museum’s Stephen Huyler Collection The Caltech Tai Chi Club meets every
mentary on the haunting and unforgettable
Casimiro Tolention, Administrative Law
will be on display until April 19. The exhib- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. at
Explore the living arts of the ancient world at images of human witness and survivor stories.
Judge of the State of California. The event is
it features an evocative collection of works the Winnett Lounge to learn and practice
the Getty Villa Family Festival. Located For more information, visit
free and open to the public with light refresh-
used in the daily routine of a typical Indian Hao-style tai chi chuan. There is no member-
at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, www.janm.org/events.
ments. There will also be a book signing
family, objects of worship, personal adorn- ship charge. For more information, visit
the day’s event will be filled with music, story-
available. Space is limited so RSVP by June
ment, utility and recreation. Huyler, an art www.caltech.edu.
telling and art-making inspired by the current historian, cultural anthropologist, photogra-
exhibition at the Getty Villa. The festival is 17 Wednesday
10 to byau@apalc.org or 213-977-7500
x229.
pher and author, collected the pieces through-
To list an event,
from 10-5 p.m. with free admission. For more out 36 years of field research. For more infor-
contact Agenda at
information, call 310-440-7300. Join the Asian Pacific American Legal mation, visit www.mingei.org.
editorial@asiamediainc.com
Center and their event “Untold Civil
or call
Rights Stories: Asian Americans Ongoing
(619) 521-8008
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