This monthly event is a celebration of cultures and themes presented in our exhibitions. Each program features activities such as art-making workshops, storytime, tours, performances, screenings, and more.
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Free 2nd Sunday@Pacific Asia Museum:
‘Blissful Introspection’ by Komla Letsu Phillip
This solo show by Komla Letsu Phillip is a collective of acrylic canvases painted by the artist in his studio in Ho, Ghana. In his first solo presentation, Komla promotes genuine acceptance of oneself. In a world where we are constantly stimulated, Komla uses his work to express what silence makes him feel. The works depict figures in lively settings with distinctive blue eyes that subliminally signify mental peace.
KONTRAPUNKTUS presents THE BEGOTTEN SON: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
KONTRAPUNKTUS triumphantly returns to Westwood this May 28th with “THE BEGOTTEN SON: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.” This rare, yet scintillating production commemorates the artistry of arguably the most important, yet unheralded composer whose ingenuity ushered in the Classical era of music, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
On This Side of the World
A woman flies from the Philippines to America with a one-way ticket and a suitcase full of stories collected from immigrants who came before her—tales of overseas workers, young lovers, and gossipy church ladies; snapshots of undocumented immigrants, millennial princesses, and first-generation Americans. This world-premiere musical gives voices to Filipino immigrants navigating old lives and new beginnings, eight-thousand miles from home. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., and Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
A Heated Discussion-Revisited
The provocative, smoldering, and urgent discussion continues… What choices remain to stop the systematic murders of Black people in America? Some choices will shock you, or maybe not!
Evolution of a Sonero
The first full-length solo show by acclaimed artist Flaco Navaja. With unabashed love for The Bronx, a gift for crafting memorable characters, and genuine good humor, Navaja and five top-notch musicians —aka The Razor Blades— bring on the charm, the rhythm, and the soul essential to a Bronx Sonero. Paying homage to many great musical icons —from Janis Joplin to Menudo, from The Doors to Héctor Lavoe, from Jimi Hendrix to Rubén Blades— the play is as much about Navaja’s…