May Events — TEST 1

Terminal Island at the Book Club of Pasadena
May 8

Join the Book Club of California for an evening with Naomi Hirahara, co-author of Terminal Island: Lost Communities on America’s Edge(more)

Wednesday May 8, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  The Blinn House, 160 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena


Hollywood Chinese film screening at UCR Arts
May 17

Free admission and Q&A with filmmaker Arthur Dong.  Hollywood Chinese is a captivating revelation on a little-known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films.   (more)

Friday, May 17, 7-9 pm.

UC Riverside Arts, 3824 + 3834 Main Street, Riverside


Anna May Wong and the Golden Age of Asian American Cinema at the Santa Monica Public Library
May 25

Katie Gee Salisbury (Not Your China Doll: The Wild and Shimmering Life of Anna May Wong) and Jeff Yang (The Golden Screen: How Movies Made Asian America), discuss Anna May Wong and other under appreciated Asian American pioneers of the Dawn of Hollywood. Arthur Dong (Hollywood Chinese) moderates the conversation.  (more)

Saturday, May 25, 2-3 pm, Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

James Harris presents Santa Monica Pier at
Village Well Books
May 26

James Harris comes to Culver City to talk about the captivating nearby landmark, the Santa Monica Pier.  (more)

Sunday, May 26, 5-7 pm, Village Well Books & Coffee, 9900 Culver Blvd., Culver City.


James Harris discusses Santa Monica Pier at
Vroman’s Bookstore
May 29

Join author James Harris in Pasadena for a discussion of his wonderful book Santa Monica Pier: America’s Last Great Pleasure Pier(more)

Wednesday, May 29, 7 pm, Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena