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My first time at the Tuesday Night Cafe

Last night I went to my very first Tuesday Night Cafe event in Little Tokyo. The live performance program has been going on for 10 years(!), but my excuse has always been that I didn't want to fight LA traffic. Now that I started working in Little Tokyo, I will make this a regular part of my schedule.

Tuesday Night Cafe brings art and great vibes to Little Tokyo primarily through spoken word and live music performances, but can include dance, hip hop, stand up comedy, short film and other expressions. There is also an open mic for anyone to get up and show their stuff. TNC is a grassroots productions organized by Katalyst Productions in partnership with Blacklava and Little Tokyo Service Center CDC.

Tuesday Night Cafes are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from the spring to the fall. Start time is 7:15 pm. The main location for TNC is the Aratani courtyard at the Union Center for the Arts (120 Judge John Aiso, between Temple and 1st Street). Please check out www.TNkat.org and www.myspace.com/tuesdaynightprojects for more info.

Union Center for the Arts

Some of the people who make TNC happen: Traci and Johneric.