By BRYAN THAO WORRA
LOS ANGELES — Tis Friday, Sept.13th is the opening party for the national tour of “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story.” The first stop is the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.
Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the exhibit will be running in Los Angeles from September 14 through October 27. Previously, the exhibit had been presented at the National American History Museum in Washington D.C.
A banner exhibition, it will provide a sweeping look at “how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation’s history.”
The party goes from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum found at 100 North Central Avenue in Los Angeles.
The exhibit features photos and accounts of many pivotal events in Asian Pacific American history. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The night will feature comedy and music from YouTube stars DANakaDAN + CREW LOVE and The Fung Brothers. It will also premiere a new two-person show, Our American Voice, presented in partnership with East West Players. Plus, DJ Tony Jr., the Mighty Boba Truck, and Aloha Cafe will be there. For information visit http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/I-Want-the-Wide-American-Earth-An-Asian-Pacific-American-Story-4860.