Welcome to Tuesday Night Project

I think all the time about Los Angeles and the PEOPLE who brought me up and those, of all ages, who continue to raise me. I think of the undeniable power of art to bridge people at a totally necessary heart and spirit level. That, if I didn’t have art, I wouldn’t know how to survive and if I didn’t have community, I’d have no reason to.

Tuesday Night Project Co-Founder Traci Kato-Kiriyama


TNC Named Best LA Open Mic by USA Today 10Best

"When it comes to open mics in Los Angeles, there's nothing quite like the Tuesday Night Project. Every first and third Tuesday of the month, enthusiastic crowds gather under the stars in a gorgeous downtown courtyard to celebrate the arts. Completely free and fantastically engaging, the quality entertainment ranges from live music and spoken word to standup comedy, short films, one-act plays and even fire spinning. Featured vendors, local artists, cheap beer and scrumptious snacks complete the experience."

To be clear, we don't have open fire in our space anymore, but otherwise awesome coverage! Thanks 10Best!

Who Are We?

We are home to Tuesday Night Cafe and a number of other efforts in the Little Tokyo and Los Angeles community!

We are proud to have been named LA Weekly's Best Free Downtown Performance Series Los Angeles 2013 and one
of Ten Great L.A. Open Mic Nights for Music!

We invite you to join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Aratani Courtyard of the Union Center for the Arts or at home by catching our live feed!

Tuesday Night Project builds–and is built by–each individual that touches it in the spirit of art + community. Thank you for being a part of Tuesday Night Project. Your support has gotten us to where we are today and drives us to continue forward.

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