Two events will be held this week at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo, in conjunction with the exhibition “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.”
• Thursday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. Hello Kitty Vintage Film Festival. Enjoy rarely screened gems from the Sanrio vaults, including “Nutcracker Fantasy,” a 1979 stop-motion animated film, and Hello Kitty animations from the 1970s and ’80s. Admission: $10 general, $8 for JANM members.
• Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. “Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific” with Christine Yano, Ph.D., co-curator of the exhibition. She will discuss her 2013 book, which takes an in-depth look at the global economic and sociological effects of the export of Japanese “cute-cool culture.” Admission: $20 for adult non-members, $10 for non-members ages 6-17, free for members. Includes admission to “Hello!” after discussion.
Tickets for the exhibition are $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under. All admission are based on timed entry, and no re-entry is allowed. Obtaining tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.
For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.