If you’re like me, you’ll be happy to hear that this week you can watch some gourmet food trucks specializing in Asian Far battle it out to be the best. But if for some reason food isn’t your thing, you can test your poker face a celebrity poker tournament, check out the premieres of two movies, both filled with drama, violence and conflict.
13th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Food Trucks and Tea Festival
When: Saturday, August 13 11:00 am
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
It’s a family-friendly event today with crafts, music, tea tastings and a special concert. Have your photo taken and make your own frame; make one-of-a-kind coasters for your tea parties; and make origami with the kids. Vocalist Yoko Fujimoto and composer/arranger/pianist Derek Nakamoto will fuse traditional Japanese folk songs with a twist of impressionistic jazz, classical and R&B tunes.
Summer is underway and that could only mean many things for movie-lovers: popping some popcorn, sipping on soda and watching the newest films on the theater screens with free air condition. You have to get your cool air somehow, somewhere when the thermostat hits over 90 degrees so why not spend it by checking out new releases. What’s so great about this summer is we will be seeing more and more Asian American faces-whether it be in giant blockbusters or starring in small indies.