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Tuesday Night Cafe - May 16, 2017

  • Aratani Courtyard/Union Center for the Arts 120 Judge John Aiso Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

Tuesday Night Project presents:

The 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe
The Food Ghost Show

Tuesday Night Project continues its month centered around Food through an experimental Tuesday Night Cafe! TNC is excited to partner with Yumi Sakugawa and Erin O’Brien on an exciting show that looks at Food Ghosts and Food Memories.

Now the longest currently running Asian American mic series in the country, TNC highlights new work in visual and performing arts from the Los Angeles and Asian American artistic community in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Join us for our 19th season at one of the longest running free public arts series' in downtown Los Angeles.

- A special collaboration by Yumi Sakugawa and Angie Wang
- Erin O'Brien
- A collaborative piece by Mary Rose Go, Vicky Luu, and Eddy M. Gana Jr. featuring Jayson Joseph
- MC Lemon Drop and dA aZn fLy gUrLz

and The Open Mic

Open Mic sign-ups and lottery at 7 pm
(You must arrive before 7pm to sign up)
Three 5-min open mic slots are available

Open Mic Lottery Guidelines can be found at:

Transport and Accessibility:

Public Transit:

The venue is close to the train stops for Gold Line Metro, and bus stops for the DASH Downtown A, and Montebello Bus Line Route 40.


Available street parking is free after 8 pm.

Parking is also available at:

Aiso Street Parking Lot
1st and San Pedro/Judge John Aiso
$3 Flat Rate after 5pm (lot open until midnight)

Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot
1st and Central Ave
Max rate of the plaza parking is $10
$7 if parked after 4 pm.

Seating options:

There are a limited number of chairs in the center of the courtyard. There are also benches in the Jist Cafe outdoor seating area. There are rails near the side benches. Wheelchair users can be accommodated to be placed near the front. People with mobility issues are not in any obligation to stand.

Bathroom Access:

There are two gender-neutral bathrooms located inside the theater on the first floor. It can be accessed both by the stairs upstage and the ramp on the house left of the courtyard. Both the ramp and stairs have rails.

Food availability:

Food is provided for featured artists, organizations, partners, as well as staff and 5pm setup volunteers. Food and restaurant venues are located throughout the Little Tokyo neighborhood, with the closest on 1st street, between Judge John Aiso St/San Pedro St and Central Ave.

Other notes:

There is amplified sound.

Live broadcast begins at 7:30 PM at:

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Earlier Event: May 2
Tuesday Night Cafe - May 2, 2017
Later Event: June 6
Tuesday Night Cafe - June 6, 2017