Monday, November 12 – Sunday, November 18
MONDAY and TUESDAY
LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD [Subtitled]
: From the Director, Producer, and Composer of “A Silent Voice” comes a new incredible film produced by Kyoto Animation. While this film is from the Sound! Euphonium franchise, knowledge of the series is not required. Select Movie Theaters, Around Los Angeles.
LET’S GO, JETS! [Subtitled]
: A group of ordinary schoolgirls set off on a long journey toward making their cheerleading dream a reality. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Miracle Mile. 7:00 pm. Free.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY
: Three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive. James Beard Theatre, Westwood. 8:00 pm. $15 and up.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Okaeri 2018: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering
: An opportunity for you to connect with LGBTQ Nikkei and allies, find support, resources and information, and learn how Nikkei have embraced their LGBTQ family members. Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. 7:00 pm. $16 and up.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
Aquarium of the Pacific Autumn Festival
: Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s seventeenth annual Autumn Festival. Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach. 9:00 am. $29.95 and up.
Manji Inoue Japanese Pottery Exhibition & Sale
: Manji Inoue, designated a Living National Treasure, celebrates the 400th Anniversary of Arita-yaki ware with this exhibition and sale. Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, Pasadena. 11:00 am. Free.
CASTLE IN THE SKY [Dubbed]
: A timeless story of courage and friendship, with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. The English-dubbed cast includes the vocal talents of Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Mandy Patinkin, and more! Select Movie Theaters, Around Los Angeles. 12:55 pm.
LA Made: Getting in Touch with Taiko
: USC Kazan Taiko will showcase the Japanese art of traditional Taiko drumming by performing on magnificent drums and auxiliary instruments. In addition to presenting their repertoire, they aim to educate about the art’s rich, diverse history in Japan and its transformation as a key cultural heritage among Japanese Americans. This program will also feature a section for the audience to play on the taiko and have a mini-showcase. Central Library – Mark Taper Auditorium, Downtown Los Angeles. 2:00 pm. Free.
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November 26, 2018: Re-Imagining Kurosawa: Japan House Los Angeles, Hollywood. Free.
November 29, 2018: MIRAI [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles.
December 1, 2018: Art & Study of Taiko: James R Armstrong Theatre, Torrance. $10 and up.
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.