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Tuesday Night Cafe - September 4, 2018

  • 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 You're Awesome Show - A Show About Sisterhood

**In honor of this show’s focus on sisterhood, the open mic lottery will be specifically reserved for femmes, womxn, women, trans, non-binary, genderfluid and/or gender non-conforming folks.

Hey you! Yea you. You're awesome.

We're taking an evening to celebrate sisterhood and all the ways that it continues to drive our community forward.

We are using "sisterhood" as an inclusive term to uplift, celebrate and amplify the fierce voices, spirits and bodies whose work and existence keep us all building and thriving as a greater whole.

We recognize the limits of the English language and language around gender in general and will continue to have discussions around the language we use as a space and how it relates to our core values.

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 landmark 20th season at one of the longest running free public arts series' in downtown Los Angeles.

Hosted by: Alison De La Cruz
Beats by: Shaninaross


- Uyên Hoàng
- Kathy Masaoka
- AstraLogik
- Faith Santilla
- Dia Frampton

- Fire/Fly/Floetry table presented by traci kato-kiriyama, Jenevieve Ting, and Kyoko - Jinjabrew

and The Open Mic

We acknowledge that the curated lineup of the show is not a comprehensive representation of the communities we hope to engage with this show -- we will continue to grow our community and practice with this in mind.

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: August 21
Tuesday Night Cafe - August 21, 2018
Later Event: September 18
Tuesday Night Cafe - September 18, 2018