PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
All events are free and open to the public
unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
The Dave Pell Quintet featuring saxophonist Med Flory entertains with classic jazz and World War II-era standards. Light refreshments will be offered. View the flier.
Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Togen Daiko Drummers: Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese taiko drums and learn about Japan’s rich tradition of music in a contemporary, high-energy program. View the flier.
Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Toyo’s Camera: A Blu-ray screening and conversation with filmmaker Junichi Suzuki. His new documentary portrays Los Angeles photographer Toyo Miyatake, whose smuggled camera captured images of life inside the Manzanar internment camp. View the flier.
Saturday, October 22:
The Japanese American National Museum and the Chinese American Museum in downtown Los Angeles. The cost of $50 per person includes roundtrip transportation and driver's gratuity, a delicious lunch at Chinatown’s Ocean Seafood, and guided tours of both museums. Bus leaves from Grant R. Brimhall Library at 8:45 a.m. Registration and payment is required no later than Saturday, October 1. Contact Margaret Douglas at 805 381-7357 or email@example.com or ask at the Information Desk. View the flier.
Sunday, October 23 at 2 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Aikido Martial Arts: Sensei Fule Dogic, founder of the American Aikido Federation, demonstrates the technique, power and beauty of a disciplined martial art. This ancient samurai tradition uses sword and staff to find “the way of the harmonious spirit.” View the flier.
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Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Executive Order 9066: A Community Discussion: Our panelists provide a first-hand perspective on the history, impact and experience of being forcibly confined in World War II Japanese-American internment camps. Their personal stories and artifacts bring history to life. View the flier.
Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. California Lutheran University Lundring Events Center
CLU Faculty Panel Discussion: Professors from California Lutheran University offer unique perspectives and thoughtful responses to many of the issues in Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Panelists include Dr. Jim Bond, Associate Professor of English; Dr. Michael Gerson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Michaela Reaves, Professor of History. View the flier.
Friday, November 4 at 6:30 to 10 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Light Supper and a Movie: Enjoy an Asian-inspired menu and stay for a screening of Academy Award nominated film Snow Falling on Cedars, starring Ethan Hawke. Advance registration and free tickets are required for this event. Contact Margaret Douglas at 805 381-7357 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or ask at the Information Desk. View the flier.
Saturday, November 5 at 12 noon Grant R. Brimhall Library
Sumo Wrestling: Register early to wear our inflatable Sumo wrestling suit, make an offering to the ancient gods, and challenge your opponents in a two-thousand year old sport (with a modern-day twist!). Take a moment for a memorable photograph. For 12-year-old and up. View the flier. Read article in The VC Star. View photos in The VC Star.
Sunday, November 6 at 1 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Kimono!: The history, art and technique of kimono are woven into the heart of Japanese culture; learn more with kimono expert and consultant Fumi Akutagawa, and enjoy a kimono fashion show for an up-close look at the beautiful fabrics and colors of Japan’s national costume. View the flier.
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Grant R. Brimhall Library
Music Connecting the East and West : A Classical Guitar Concert featuring Taro Wayama: a Japanese-born guitarist and composer, is an active soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout the world. View the flier.
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Saturday November 12 at 2 p.m. Civic Arts Plaza Fred Kavli Theatre
An Afternoon with Jamie Ford. A conversation with the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, followed by a book signing. Free tickets are required and will be available at the Grant R. Brimhall Library and the Newbury Park Branch Library Information Desks beginning October 9. View the flier.