For a full listing of exhibitions and events, go to pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu
Friday, March 14 • 6 – 10 pm
Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. In celebration of The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America, enjoy performances by the Gerardo Morales Latin Ensemble at the museum.
Go to artnightpasadena.org for free shuttle routes and other venues.
AUTHORS ON ASIA
Sunday, March 16 • 2 pm
Authors and Poet Panel
Join us for a stimulating dialogue investigating the art of survival in contemporary Japanese American literature. In Fox Drum Bebop (Kaya Press, April 2014), debut novelist Gene Oishi follows young Japanese American Hiroshi Kono from his idyllic California childhood to his time in an Arizona internment camp, and beyond—illuminating how the trauma of war can shape a life. Oishi will be joined by poet Traci Kato-Kiriyama, a Los Angeles-native whose work explores location and loss. Both Oishi and Kato-Kiriyama will be in conversation with novelist Naomi Hirahara (author of the Mas Arai Mystery series). Books will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP to the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20.
Haiku Saturday, March 15 • 2 pm.
ONGOING EVENTS (With the exception of the Museum Tour, all events have additional fees. For details, call Visitor Services at (626) 449-2742 ext. 0. or visit our website)
Yoga Thursdays • 12:30 – 1:30 pm. $10 per class or buy a series and save. Beginners welcome!
Tai Chi. Saturdays • 8 – 9:30 am. $10 per class; free to first time students. Beginners welcome!
Chinese Calligraphy Saturdays • 8:45 – 9:45 am Come in for a free observation of the class. $80 per person, $50 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.
Chinese Brush Painting Saturdays • 10 am – Noon Come in for a free observation of the class. $120 per person.
Museum Tour Saturdays • 1 – 1:30 pm Docent-led tour looks at the highlights of the museum’s collection.
Hawaiian Music and More Sundays • 10:30 am – Noon Learn how to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional songs with Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell. This class is taught in a 12-week series and is open to musicians of all levels. Students must provide their own guitar or ukulele. Students under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. $160 members, $180 non-members.