PASADENA — USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena, will present its Free Second Sunday and Japanese Cultural festival on April 12.
Enjoy free admission to the galleries all day with these family-friendly activities to celebrate and learn about Japanese culture:
• Silk Road Story Time at 1:30 and 11:30 a.m.
• Art activity from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Spotlight tours in the galleries at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m
• Minyo folk dance performance by Kotobuki no Kai at 12 p.m.
• Manga drawing from 1 to 2 p.m.
• Contemporary Japanese folk music performance by Minyo Station at 2 p.m.
• Calligraphy activity from 3 to 4 p.m.
• Japanese calligraphy and watercolor performance by Shoran at 4 p.m.
Current exhibitions include “Ikko Style: The Graphic Art of Ikko Tanaka” and “Visualizing Enlightenment: Decoding Buddhist Iconography,” which run through Aug. 2, and “A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century,” which closes April 19.
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (626) 449-2742 or visit http://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu.