Ongoing - Daily Monday thru Friday, 6:20-7 a.m.
Zenshuji Soto Temple
123 S. Hewitt St.
Ongoing - Tours of MOCA (Grand Ave.) and Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Little Tokyo)
Thursday evenings 6 & 7 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon & 2 p.m.
Educators offer conversational walk-throughs of current exhibitions at either of the Downtown Los Angeles museums. Tours begin int he lobby and last about 45 minutes. No reservations are required for individuals, but groups should call (213) 621-1745 or email
Now thru April 9, 2017
ONLY THE OAKS REMAIN
The Story of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station
Japanese America National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
A special exhibition focused on the true stories of Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and Japanese Peruvians targeted as dangerous enemy aliens and imprisoned in the Tuna Canyon Detention Station. Their stories are told through rare photographs, letters, and diaries. More information.
Now thru Jan. 8, 2017
TATAU: MARKS OF POLYNESIA
Museum hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
Closed Monday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Traditional and contemporary examples of Samoan tattoo artistry are examined through photographs. Curated by master tattoo artist and author Takahiro Kitamura.
Now thru Jan. 15, 2017
DOUG AITKEN: ELECTRIC EARTH
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N. Central Ave., Little Tokyo
Museum Hours: Mon., Wed, Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thurs. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This exhibition showcases artist Doug Aitken's unique immersive aesthetic. Aitken's multi-channel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings, and architectural works are rooted in interdisciplinary collaborations.
Jan. 8-29, 2017
19th ANNUAL SHIKISHI EXHIBITION
George J. Doizaki Gallery at JACCC
244 S. San Pedro St.
Gallery hours Wed. thru Sun., noon - 4 p.m.
(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & holidays)
In celebration of the New Year, JACCC presents artwork based on the Year of the Rooster and hope for the future.
Sunday, Jan. 8
244 S. San Pedro St.
Welcome the Year of the Rooster and witness the ceremonial Kotohajime (Beginning of Things).
General admission $20 per person. Order tickets here.