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KCRW Summer Nights at MOCA Geffen & JANM with DJs Valida + Scott Dallavo


New Summer Nights alert! KCRW is joining up with The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo for a party on the courtyard! The event will feature live sets from KCRW DJs, food trucks, a beer garden and free after hours access to both museums. Come dance with us!



6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | KCRW DJ Scott Dallavo with Todd Simon on trumpet

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | KCRW DJ Valida



Founded in 1979, MOCA is the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth; a world-class permanent collection of more than 7,500 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production.

On view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA are three solo exhibitions of Los Angeles-based artists, including Judith F. Baca, Garrett Bradley, and Tala Madani. An iconic work of the celebrated Chicana muralist Judith F. Baca will be on view, World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear, marking the first complete presentation of this monumental project in the artist’s hometown of Los Angeles. Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody is the first solo museum presentation of the work of Bradley, featuring a selection of recent single and multi-channel films and videos, including America (2019). Tala Madani: Biscuits is the first North American survey of Iranian-born artist Madani’s paintings, animations, and drawings, including a new body of work. All exhibitions are on view September 10, 2022 through February 19, 2023. More at moca.org.



The mission of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. As the national repository of Japanese American history, JANM creates groundbreaking historical and arts exhibitions, educational public programs, award-winning documentaries, and innovative curriculum that illuminate the stories and the rich cultural heritage of people of Japanese ancestry in the United States. JANM also speaks out when diversity, individual dignity and social justice are undermined, vigilantly sharing the hard-fought lessons accrued from this history. Its underlying purpose is to transform lives, create a more just America and, ultimately, a better world.

On view at JANM: Created by artist Masaki Fujihata, BeHere / 1942: A New Lens on the Japanese American Incarceration invites visitors to experience the photographic archive of the 1942 forced removal of Japanese Americans in new ways, including two groundbreaking augmented reality installations.Sutra and Bible explores the role that religion played in saving the exiled Japanese American community from despair.The Interactive StoryFile of Lawson Iichiro Sakai uses groundbreaking storytelling technology to give visitors a realistic experience of engaging with World War II American veteran Lawson Iichiro Sakai. Common Ground: The Heart of Community chronicles Japanese American history, from the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration, post-war resettlement, and the redress movement.



Metered Street Parking is available on Temple St.

Parking Lot 2
300 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
$9 flat rate on weekdays. This lot is closed on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays.

Parking Lot 7
140 N. Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Lot 7 is a $7 flat rate.