Art @ 341 FSN

Culture

ART @ 341 FSN
August 3–September 29, 2018
341 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Photo booth, Nikkei jazz, art workshops, and more! SLT transforms the 341 FSN experimental storefront into a community art space, and brings to life our community’s vision for First Street North—a block critical to the past, present, and future of Little Tokyo.

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AUGUST

Friday, August 3 • 6–10PM
Opening Reception/Atomic Cafe Revival
Relive the legendary punk institution Atomic Cafe. DJ set by Atomic Nancy.

Sunday, August 5 • 1–4PM
Little Tokyo Book Bike with AntenaMovíl
A electric book mobile featuring books reflecting Little Tokyo and its adjacent communities, including local Japanese Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanx, Latinx, and translated books from Asia and Latin America.
(Off-site: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave)

Sunday, August 5 • 5–7PM
Story Quilt Workshop: Weaving Solidarity Economies
Weave together your stories with your visions for a solidarity economy, culminating in a quilt of our dreams for a Little Tokyo community economics.

Wednesday, August 8 • 6:30–9PM
Youth Movie Night
A free youth movie night with an animated lm about a community’s ght to save their neighborhood.

Saturday, August 11 • 12–6PM
Home is in the Heart: Seniors Making Movies
A short film program by senior filmmakers, exploring about ideas of “home” in Little Tokyo. Presented by Visual Communications.

Saturday, August 11 • 1–4PM
Little Tokyo Book Bike with AntenaMovíl
A electric book mobile featuring books reflecting Little Tokyo and its adjacent communities, including local Japanese Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanx, Latinx, and translated books from Asia and Latin America.
(Off-site: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave)

Sunday, August 12 • 12–3PM
Jitensha Little Tokyo Nisei Week Bike Tour
A free bike ride to learn about the ght to save Little Tokyo. (You must RSVP online)

Sunday, August 12 • 1–4PM
Little Tokyo Book Bike with AntenaMovíl
A electric book mobile featuring books reflecting Little Tokyo and its adjacent communities, including local Japanese Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanx, Latinx, and translated books from Asia and Latin America.
(Off-site: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave)

Sunday, August 12 • 1–6PM
Nisei Week Photo Booth
Show off your Nisei Week style and take a free portrait home!

Saturday, August 18 • 1–4PM
Little Tokyo Book Bike with AntenaMovíl
A electric book mobile featuring books reflecting Little Tokyo and its adjacent communities, including local Japanese Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanx, Latinx, and translated books from Asia and Latin America.
(Off-site: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave)

Saturday, August 18 • 4–7PM
Opening Reception of Ibasho: Arts Activism in Little Tokyo
Opening of an exhibition of the long history of arts-based activism in Little Tokyo. Curated by Jonathan Crisman.

Sunday, August 19 • 1–4PM
Little Tokyo Book Bike with AntenaMovíl
A electric book mobile featuring books reflecting Little Tokyo and its adjacent communities, including local Japanese Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanx, Latinx, and translated books from Asia and Latin America.
(Off-site: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave)

Thursday, August 23 • 6:30–8:30PM
Mahjong Night 1
Mahjong for beginners in this 3-part workshop!

Saturday, August 25 • 11AM–1PM
Youth Art Workshop with Brittany Ko
Artist and educator Brittany Ko will lead free two Youth Art Workshops with youth ages 6 - 12 years old.

Tuesday, August 28 • 7–9PM
Nikkei Music Reclamation
Performances and conversations by Japanese American artists actively reclaiming Nikkei musical heritage.


SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 2 • 1–4PM
Little Tokyo Book Bike with AntenaMovíl
A electric book mobile featuring books reflecting Little Tokyo and its adjacent communities, including local Japanese Americans, Asian Americans, Chicanx, Latinx, and translated books from Asia and Latin America.
(Off-site: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave)

Sunday, September 2 • 5–7PM
Reading: A Night of South Asian Mini-Plays
A raucous night of mini-plays written by local South Asian American writers! With Neelanjana Banerjee and Tanzila Ahmed.

September 5–8
Pop-Up by @LASmallBizcubator
Support small business and join community-supportive pop-up business!

Saturday, September 8 • 2–4PM
800 Traction Art Workshop with Nancy Uyemura & Jaimee Itagaki
800 Traction Japanese American Artists Nancy Uyemura & Jaimee Itagaki lead a free arts workshop.

Thursday, September 13 • 6:30–8:30PM
Mahjong Night 2
Mahjong for beginners in this 3-part workshop!

Saturday, September 15 • 11AM–1PM
Youth Art Workshop with Brittany Ko
The second of two free youth art workshops!

September 19–23
Pop-Up by @LASmallBizcubator
Support small business and join community-supportive pop-up business!

Tuesday, September 25 • 7–9PM
New Directions in Nikkei Music
Performances of new musical interpretations the Issei (first-generation Japanese American) songbook.

Thursday, September 27 • 6:30–8:30PM
Mahjong Night 3
Mahjong for beginners in this 3-part workshop!

Saturday, September 29 • 7–11PM
Atomic Cafe Dance Party/Closing Reception
Dance your punk rock pants off as ATOMIC CAFE LIVES AGAIN! Celebrate the closing of ART@341FSN—two months of nonstop community arts events that brought to life our community's vision for the First Street North block.

Organized by:
Angelica Villegas
Jen Cienfuegos
Jonathan Crisman
Kenji Liu
Mariko Lochridge
Mitsuko Brooks
Nancy Uyemura
Scott Oshima
Taiji Miyagawa
Tomi Kunisaki
Zen Sekizawa

A partnership with:
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Little Tokyo Community Council
LTSC +LAB
Sustainable Little Tokyo

Community Partners:
Antena
Japanese American National Museum
Visual Communications

Funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ArtPlace America, and Surdna Foundation.