Tuesday Night Cafe

Feature reported, edited, and mixed by Andrea Gutierrez

» Orig­i­nal­ly aired on July 9, 2019, on KPC­C’s The Frame


Tues­day Night Cafe is the longest-run­ning Asian Amer­i­can per­for­mance series in the Unit­ed States. For more than twen­ty years the series has pro­vid­ed a stage in L.A.’s Lit­tle Tokyo for musi­cians, singers, poets and oth­er per­form­ers to try new mate­r­i­al. But TNC is more than just anoth­er venue for a gig — it’s also deeply root­ed in com­mu­ni­ty, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and a sense of his­to­ry.