Little Tokyo, 1941

Domo Arigato Mr. Burqueño

Image courtesy of Albuquerque Museum
Albuquerque Museum presents—as part of its 3rd Thursday series, don't ya know—Little Tokyo, 1941, a mini fall festival celebrating Japanese American culture in Burque and the US. Including authentic cuisine and a cash bar, this event happens on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8:30pm and also features arts and crafts booths, taiko drumming performances and music by Toru Saito—aka the Japanese Bing Crosby—as well the Yokohama Sisters. A multimedia presentation commemorating the museum's exhibition of Japanese-American life titled Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience caps off this celebratory exploration of part of our city's history that has—until recently—been overlooked. Free admission and a family friendly environment make this a go-to event for Burqueños who are interested in local history and multiculturalism. (August March)

Thursday Oct 17, 2019

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
US

Phone: 243-7255
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Contact:

Jessica Coyle

Phone: 505-764-6517
Website: Click to Visit

Stroll through a mini-fall festival with arts and crafts booths, taiko drumming, street dancing, crooning by the “Japanese Bing Crosby,” swing music by the Yokohama Sisters and much more.

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After work, swing by Albuquerque Museum for music, fun programs, art making for all ages, and a cash bar and small plates at our cafe, Slate at the Museum. General admission for the event is free. Family friendly.

Start the evening strolling through a mini-fall festival with arts and crafts booths, taiko drumming, and street dancing. Duck into a corner where readings are held and books signed by local authors. Hear crooning by the “Japanese Bing Crosby” and swing music by the “Yokohama Sisters.” JACL PLAYERS will cap the evening with a multimedia show written to commemorate and celebrate their exhibition, Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience.

Make an origami crane for the Peace Crane project.

Practice yoga in the gallery with YogaZo.