This Week Around LA: Japanese Food Lab, CharaExpo, JANM Free Day, and More

Monday, November 5 – Sunday, November 11

MONDAY

DRAGON BALL Z: SAIYAN DOUBLE FEATURE [Dubbed]: Your favorite Dragon Ball Z movies are coming to the big screen for the first time! Don’t miss this special Saiyan throwback double feature, featuring the fully remastered English dub of Bardock The Father of Goku and Fusion Reborn. Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles. 7:00 pm. Tags: Anime, Movies
 

TUESDAY

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Japanese Food Lab Chef Series by Nao Sugiyama | Dashi: Celebrated Chef Nao Sugiyama, an expert of kaiseki cuisine, will lead a workshop focused on dashi, a clear broth that is an indispensable part of Japanese cooking and brings out layers of flavor, aroma, and depth of ingredients, resulting in savory umami notes. Japan House Los Angeles, Hollywood. 11:00 am. $15. Tags: Featured, Food & Drink, Workshop
 

WEDNESDAY

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Grab Japanese and Korean Culture through the Languages: In this lecture, by sampling from various Korean and Japanese video clips, you will explore some unique aspects of the two cultures, especially as it connects to how people communicate with one another. This lecture is for everyone–regardless of your previous knowledge of either country’s language. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Miracle Mile. 7:00 pm. Free. Tags: Free, Language, Lecture
 

SATURDAY and SUNDAY

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CharaExpo USA 2018: CharaExpo USA 2018 is a Japanese cultural event that will feature Anime, Games, Cosplay, TCG, Pro-wrestling, live performances, and much more! Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim. 10:00 am. $15. Tags: Anime, Conventions, Cosplay, Music
 

SATURDAY

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JANM Free Family Days: Superheroes!: This full day of crafts, performances, and other activities will be inspired by real-life heroes as well as the fictional characters of Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys. Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. 11:00 am. Free. Tags: Free, Kid-Friendly, Museum
 

SUNDAY

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Miso Made Easy: This intimate hands-on class will teach you how to make your own batch of miso. We’ll also make a simple “Ichiban Dashi” stock from scratch, and discover how simple it is to make better-than-restaurant quality miso soup at home. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Little Tokyo. 10:00 am. $95. Tags: Cooking, Food & Drink, Workshop
 

ONGOING EVENTS

LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles.
 
A Celebration of Japanese Automotive Culture: Petersen Automotive Museum. 10:00 am. $16.
 
Valley of the Heart: Mark Taper Forum, Downtown Los Angeles. 8:00 pm. $30 and up.
 
Sou Fujimoto: Futures of the Future: Japan House Los Angeles, Hollywood. 10:00 am. Free.
 
Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery: The Gamble House, Pasadena. 12:00 pm. $15 and up.
 
Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys: Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. 11:00 am. $12.
 

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UPCOMING PICKS!

November 14, 2018: LET’S GO, JETS! [Subtitled]: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Miracle Mile. Free.

November 16, 2018: Okaeri 2018: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering: Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. $16 and up.

November 17, 2018: Japanese Food Lab Chef Series by Josh Donald and Taka Tozawa | Japanese Knives: Japan House Los Angeles, Hollywood. $15.

November 29, 2018: MIRAI [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles.

December 11, 2018: George Takei’s Allegiance: Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles.

December 13, 2018: NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles.

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