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Events / Pasadena (24)

Saturday, February 7


USC Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, 91101


Panel discussion of "The First Wave: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Paintings in the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection", featuring museum director Christina Yu Yu, PhD, Professor Richard Strassberg and Zheng Shengtian, who were both integral to the groundbreaking exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in the United States first shown at the museum starting in 1987.

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The Celestial Opera Company Benefit Concert and Reception

Eagle Rock Covenant Church

1649 Yosemite Drive, Los Angeles, 90041

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Nandani Sinha, mezzo-soprano, and Brian Farrell, piano, present a beautiful arrangement of music in the Eagle Rock Covenant Church Sanctuary. The event will be followed by a reception. This is a benefit concert to support our upcoming production of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, opening April 26th at The Woman's Club of S. Pasadena. All proceeds support our musicians! Suggested donation $20

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Sunday, February 8

Monday, February 9

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey discusses and signs Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


Lily Nakai and her family lived in southern California, where sometimes she and a friend dreamt of climbing the Hollywood sign. At age ten, after believing that her family was simply going on a "camping trip," she found herself living in a tar-papered barrack, nightly gazing out at a searchlight. She wondered if anything would ever be normal again. In this creative memoir, Lily Havey combines storytelling, watercolor, and personal photographs to recount her youth in two Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Vintage photographs reveal the historical, cultural, and familial contexts of the Nakais' dislocation. The paintings paired with her animated writing pull us into a turbulent era when America disgracefully incarcerated, without due process, thousands of American citizens because of their 

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Saturday, February 14

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Saturday, February 21