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JANM Target Free Family Saturday – LA, 11/12/11

JANM Target Free Family Saturday

If you want to participate in a workshop, make sure to sign up ahead of time!

“FREE ALL DAY!

Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family. This month’s theme is green living. Keep checking back for more information!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.”

On the schedule for Saturday:

“11AM – Doors open

11AM – Recycled puppets drop-in activity. Create your own puppets made from recycled resources including bottles, chopsticks, plastic utensils, cardboard, and other materials (while supplies last)

12PM – Growing green drop-in activity. Kids and families will have the opportunity to grow small plants to take home (while supplies last)

12PM – Paper Mache Planet Earth workshop. Create and paint your very own planet Earth out of paper mache (limit 20 students)

1 – 4PM – Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you make your own “Save the Planet” seasonal salad

1PM – Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students)

1PM – Mottainai* Tenegui* workshop. Create a colorful tenegui towel of your own (limit 25 students)

2PM – Special performance! “Order to Go” is a fun show focusing on the environmental impact of single-use take out containers and utensils!

3PM – Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students)

3PM – Mottainai Tenegui workshop (limit 25 students)

3:30PM – Learn the “mottainai” dance

4PM – Doors close”

  • WHERE: Japanese American National Museum
    369 East First Street, Los Angeles California 90012
  • WHEN: Saturday, 11/12/11, 11am-4pm
  • HOW MUCH: FREE!
  • MORE INFO: http://www.janm.org/events/2011/target/

Mottainai: World Environment Day at JANM – LA, 6/5/11

Mottainai

“The Japanese American National Museum and Great Leap present MOTTAINAI, a fun-filled, informative day of performance, video screenings and participatory workshops celebrating World Environment Day. “Mottainai” is a Japanese word that loosely means “it’s a shame to waste nature.” The day opens and ends with “ORDER TO GO”, a performance by members of Collaboratory, Great Leap’s artist mentorship program. Directed by Dan Kwong, the show combines personal stories, poetry, puppetry and comedy to explore the conundrum of disposable containers and utensils. There will be a screening of Great Leap’s music video “B.Y.O.CHOPSTIX”, about the 100 billion pairs of wooden chopsticks we throw away every year and what we can do about it. In addition there will be creative and informative workshops for young and old to offer ideas of how to change our wasteful habits. Nobuko Miyamoto will lead a new Obon song and dance to help us remember, share and pass on the spirit of “mottainai” for all generations. Finally, MOTTAINAI the music video will have its premiere public screening before its internet release. A full day for a great cause!”