Modern Twist

Join us on the First Thursday of each month for live music, themed food and drinks, hands-on art making, and engaging programs exploring our permanent and changing exhibitions. 18 and over. 

Engage in a docent-led gallery talk in our spectacular exhibition Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art. In addition, indulge in a sake tasting, participate in an origami workshop, and experience musical performances by Taiko Center of Los Angeles and shakuhachi player David Zasloff. 

Taiko Center of Los Angeles: 

David Zasloff: 

Program Schedule: 

  • 5 PM - 9 PM: Modern Twist gallery is open with docent-led gallery talks taking place at 5:45, 6:30, 7:15 & 8:00  
  • 5 PM - 6 PM: Gallery Store is open with discounts: General 25% off, Members 35% off 
  • 5 PM - 7 PM: Happy hour drinks and appetizers at Tangata
  • 5 PM - 6:30 PM: David Zasloff performs shakuhachi flute in 2 sets: 5:00pm - 5:30pm and 6:00pm - 6:30pm
  • 5:30 - 8:30: Participate in an origami workshop with Peggy Hasegawa 
  • 7 PM - 8 PM: Tiako Center of Los Angeles presents Taiko drum and Koto trio featuring Yukiko Matsuyama


Happy hour drinks and appetizers presented by Tangata


Spicy coconut glazed wings, crispy taro chips $6

Short rib sliders, marinated seaweed, char sui sauce $6 

Ginger and garlic sweet potato fries $5 

Chicken yakitori skewers, house made teriyaki sauce $6

Hamachi sashimi, ponzu gelee, avocado, cilantro, yuzu $7 

Members $15, includes free drink | General $20, includes free drink


TICKETS: Online or onsite; Questions? E-mail or call 714.567.3677
Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image Credit: Uematsu Chikuyu (b.1947), Sound of Wind, 1991, Courtesy of Alexandra and Dennis Leneham

Event details

December 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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