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EVENTS GUIDE


 

 

 

 

All events are free to museum members and included with museum admission for non-members unless otherwise noted.

type
date
event

class Class

Thursday,
April 17
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
April 19
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
April 19
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
April 19
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
April 19
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
April 20
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
April 24
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
April 26
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
April 26
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
April 26
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
April 26
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
April 27
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

performance Performance

Sunday,
April 27
2:30 p.m.

Opera Pasadena
Enjoy a spring afternoon of music as community partner Opera Pasadena performs excerpts from Puccini's greatest operas. $15 for opera, includes museum admission.

class Class

Thursday,
May 1
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
May 3
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
May 3
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
May 3
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Families Families

Saturday,
May 3
10:30 a.m.

Silk Road Story Time
We’re celebrating cherry blossom season this month! Enjoy stories from Japan with storyteller Sunny Stevenson, plus make a fun springtime craft, and try a traditional snack. Free and open to the public.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 3
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
May 4
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

Special Event Special Event
Families Families

Sunday,
May 4
Noon-4 p.m.

Free Family Festival
We’re celebrating Japan and the art of printmaking with traditional performances, hands-on printmaking, demonstrations, plus open galleriesincluding A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century! Free for all ages.

class Class

Thursday,
May 8
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

Lecture Lecture

Thursday,
May 8
3 p.m.

Beijing Opera Presentation and Demonstration
Visiting celebrated Beijing Opera performer and scholar SUN Ping will present a closer look at Beijing Opera, one of China's national treasures, and decode this fascinating art form and its dazzling expressions, accompanied with demonstrations in costumes. This program will be in Chinese and English.

Professor Sun is the Executive Director of Center for National Drama Studies, Renmin University of China. She served as director and lead performer in numerous performances in China, Europe and the U.S., and has won many national and international awards, including the United States Presidential Award in 2012.

RSVP becky.sun@pam.usc.edu encouraged.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of P.R. China in Los Angeles, supported by USC US-China Institute, Chinese Students and Scholars Association of USC and the Chinese Arts Council of USC Pacific Asia Museum.

class Class

Saturday,
May 10
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
May 10
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
May 10
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 10
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 10
2 p.m.

Curatorial Tour
Get the inside story when curatorial staff lead a special tour of I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour.

lectures Lecture

Saturday,
May 10
3 p.m.

Artists' Panel

Join guest curator Chip Tom, plus artists Hung Liu and Tony de los Reyes for a discussion of the art and ideas behind The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America.

class Class

Sunday,
May 11
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
May 15
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

Special Event Special Event

Friday,
May 16
7:30 p.m.

Fusion Friday Premiere
It’s time for a new season of our signature summer series; enjoy a dynamic mix of art,  conversation, DJs, drinks and dancing in the courtyard, plus unique performances and L.A.’s best food trucks.  We’ll be kicking off the season with a celebration of China and Mexico in honor of the special exhibition The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. Free for members, $15 general public.

class Class

Saturday,
May 17
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
May 17
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
May 17
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 17
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
May 18
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

Authors on Asia Authors on Asia

Sunday,
May 18
2 p.m.

Authors on Asia: Pierre Odier Illustrated Presentation on Laos

Travel with the explorer and photographer on a journey to one of the most remote regions of Laos, the border of Myanmar (Burma). Odier is the author of Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia and Siberia and Cambodia Angkor: A Lasting Legacy. He strives to preserve the cultures of indigenous people.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20.

class Class

Thursday,
May 22
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
May 24
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
May 24
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
May 24
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 24
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
May 29
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
May 31
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
May 31
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
May 31
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 31
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
June 1
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

New session! Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
June 5
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
June 7
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
June 7
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
June 7
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Families Families

Saturday,
June 7
10:30 a.m.

Silk Road Story Time
This month, we’re celebrating words!  Enjoy the calligraphy–inspired special exhibition I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour then join storyteller Sunny Stevenson for stories celebrating the beauty and importance of words, plus make a craft and enjoy a snack. Free and open to the public.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 7
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
June 8
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
June 12
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga
lectures Lecture

Friday,
June 13
4:00 p.m.

Art & Coffee

Curatorial staff  introduce and lead discussion of I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour in this series of informal Friday afternoon get-togethers.  Coffee provided by Starbucks.

class Class

Saturday,
June 14
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
June 14
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
June 14
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 14
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
June 15
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
June 19
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
June 21
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
June 21
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
June 21
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 21
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
June 22
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

Authors on Asia Authors on Asia

Sunday,
June 22
2 p.m.

Authors on Asia: Nicole Mones Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing

Night in Shanghai
In 1936, classical pianist Thomas Greene is recruited to Shanghai to lead a jazz orchestra of fellow African-American expats. From being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, he becomes the toast of a city obsessed with music, money, pleasure and power, even as it ignores the rising winds of war. Based on a true story. Ms. Mones was recently interviewed about the book on NPR.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20.

class Class

Thursday,
June 26
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
June 28
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
June 28
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
New six week series of Chinese Calligraphy begins. $80 per person, $50 for students also enrolled in Brush Painting. Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

class Class

Saturday,
June 28
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
New six week series of Chinese Brush Painting begins. $120 per person, call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 28
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
June 29
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
July 3
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
July 5
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
July 5
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
July 5
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
July 5
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
July 6
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
July 10
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
July 12
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
July 12
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
July 12
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
July 12
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
July 13
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.

lectures Lecture

Sunday,
July 13
2 p.m.

Artist Talk

In recent works, internationally acclaimed artist Zhi Lin has explored the experiences of 19th century Chinese railway workers. In addition to the more abstract works currently on view in The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America, his deeply moving drawings documenting the individual workers and geography of the Transcontinental Railway were featured in the museum exhibition Chinaman's Chance in 2008. Trained at the China National Academy of Fine Arts and London's Slade School of Fine Art, Lin holds an Endowed Professorship at the University of Washington, teaching both in the Art Division and Jackson School of International Studies. His visit is made possible by the University of Washington.

class Class

Thursday,
July 17
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
July 19
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
July 19
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
July 19
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
July 19
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Sunday,
July 20
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Music Class

Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve week series. Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, together as “Moana” since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 non-members.