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Co-presented with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

Chef, food personality, bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat, and inspiration behind the hit television show of the same name, Eddie Huang makes his ALOUD debut with a brash new memoir about love, meaning, and returning to your ancestral homeland. Double Cup Love takes readers on a cultural romp from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies of Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. Join us for a spirited evening as Fresh Off the Boat star, Constance Wu—who plays Eddie’s unforgettable mother—interviews Huang about family, food, and broken hearts. DJ SOSUPERSAM joins for a pre-show set at 7 PM.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center’s ticketing portal, or contact the Aratani Theatre Box Office at 213.680-3700.
*Members: receive your discount on ticket purchases, by entering your Member access code in the “promo code” field. 

All tickets include a copy of Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China. The author will be present to sign books following the program.



Eddie Huang

Eddie Huang

Eddie Huang is the proprietor of Baohaus, a restaurant in New York City. He’s the author of the bestselling memoir Fresh Off the Boat, host of “Huang’s World” on ViceTV, and executive producer of the ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat,” based on his memoir.

Constance Wu

Constance Wu

Constance Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She is best known for her role as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series, “Fresh Off the Boat,” now in its second season. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her pet bunny Lida Rose.



SOSUPERSAM (Samantha Duenas) is a Los Angeles DJ, regularly popping up at Low End Theory and the Do Over. Once a month, she hosts “143,” a popular R&B party she co-founded. She has opened for Little Dragon, Erykah Badu, and Boyz II Men, and has also thrown down for Lena Dunham, Vanity Fair, VH1 and Soho House, to name a few.


This program will take place at the Aratani Theatre of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, at 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.


Parking is available in multiple lots around the theatre. Note that many lots are cash only. Click here for specific lots and directions.

Will Call

6:30pm – Will call opens

7:00pm – House opens / DJ SOSUPERSAM

7:30pm – Program begins


Photo I.D. required to pick up tickets at will call. All tickets are non-refundable.

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