2023 Events

Happy Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! CAM is celebrating with a special edition of Kids Storytime on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at 4pm PDT. Guest author and founder of Bitty Bao Books, Lulu Cheng will join us and share some of their bilingual children’s books for this fun virtual program! Lulu will also teach the audience to make a fun dragon boat craft!


About the author:

Lulu Cheng was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to the United States for college.  Her love of books and learning intensified as she followed her passion to become an elementary teacher. Once having her own children, she realized how important it was to her to raise them to be bilingual and biliterate. Her passion for passing on her language and culture to her own children sparked a fire inside of her to create Bitty Bao Bilingual Board Books.

Bitty Bao Books is co-founded by Lulu Cheng and Lacey Bernard.

“Kids Storytime” is hosted in partnership with the Chinatown Branch Library with stories read by Children’s Librarian, Rita Law.

The Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is excited to present our annual New Year Festival! This year, CAM welcomes spring with Spring Fest 2023 (formerly known as Lantern Festival) on Saturday, March 4th from Noon to 5pm!

Bring your family and friends to the Chinese American Museum for an exciting day full of multicultural performances, family-friendly activities, and year of the rabbit inspired crafts.

Learn more about Spring Fest 2023 Here!

Join CAM for a new Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Authors on Wednesday, February 22nd at 4pm PST. Miss Rita is reading How We Say I Love You by Nicole Chen.

About the book:
How do you tell your family that you love them? For Hana, love is all around her: Mom stirs love into a steaming pot of xifan. Dad cheers with love at her soccer game. So many families express their love in all they do for one another. Here is a book that wraps you in a hug and invites your family to share their own special ways of showing love.

This book is suited for ages 3-7, though we welcome children of all ages with parental supervision.

About the author:
Nicole has been sketching, designing, and writing stories all her life. In her day job as a product researcher, she collects consumer stories, then shares them with the companies she works for so they can design and develop delightful and useful experiences. Her experience growing up Taiwanese American in the Bay Area, plus the blend of Catalan, Spanish, Taiwanese and American influences in her home, energize her to tell stories that reflect a diverse and multicultural American identity.


the boba show: history, diaspora, & a third space

CAM was excited to present the opening reception of the boba show on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

the boba show traces the historic transformation from the cassava root native to South American soil to the beloved confection created in Taiwan before returning to the Americas and exploding into mainstream culture.

The show is co-curated by Dr. Juily Phun & JP/ Jason Pereira and features works from

  • Boone Nguyen
  • Crisselle
  • Dezcjon
  • Ellie Chen
  • JP / Jason Pereira
  • Nana
  • roldy aguero ablao
  • Samantha Tagaloa
  • Vivian Shih

Healing Circles: Open Dialogues for a Better Los Angeles

The Chinese American Museum is hosting LA For All Healing Circles: Open Dialogues for a Better Los Angeles. Facilitated by Dr. Wenli Jen of Integral Prudence Solutions, the virtual sessions for community conversations will explore the impacts of racial trauma, identity, systemic racism, and the increased violence towards the AAPI community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Audience members will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences and explore ways to heal together as a community.

Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Authors with Oliver Chin

Join CAM in celebrating Lunar New Year by welcoming back “Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Authors”! Tune in for the fun on Thursday, January 19th at 4pm PST for a special reading of “The Year of the Rabbit: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac” by author Oliver Chin!

About the book:
Born with very long ears, Rosie also has great sense for adventure. She wants new sights to see and plants to taste. After getting caught “visiting” a nearby vegetable garden, Rosie befriends the boy Jai. As other animals learn that she is an unusual bunny, will Rosie ever find that her ears come in handy? Enjoy this hare-raising tale!

This book is suited for 4-8 years old, though we welcome children of all ages with parental supervision.

“Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Authors” is hosted virtually on Zoom in partnership with the Chinatown Branch Library focusing on Asian American themed stories shared by Children’s Librarian, Rita Law.