Monday, January 28 – Sunday, February 3

MONDAY

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A SILENT VOICE [Subtitled]: After transferring into a new school, a deaf girl, Shoko Nishimiya, is bullied by the popular Shoya Ishida. As Shoya continues to bully Shoko, the class turns its back on him. Shoko transfers and Shoya grows up as an outcast. Alone and depressed, the regretful Shoya finds Shoko to make amends. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Get tickets
 

THURSDAY

A SILENT VOICE [Dubbed]: Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY

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Tales of Clamor: A 7-person play centering around two artists debating cultural versus institutionalized silence. Utilizing ensemble storytelling, circus arts and archival footage from the 1981 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings— nearly 40 years after WWII mass incarceration of Japanese Americans. What does it mean to show up for each other, speak out and generate the collective clamor necessary for social change? Aratani Theatre Black Box | $20 and up | Get tickets
 
BAR Con Los Angeles: BAR Con is the destination for anime, game, & J-rock fans to meet up and grab a drink between conventions. Corbin Bowl | Tarzana | $13.41 and up | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY

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Character Drawing for Kids: This workshop will be an opportunity for kids to connect with the complimentary Naoki Urasawa exhibition, featuring iconic characters such as Billy Bat, Yawara-chan and her grandpa Jigoro, while having fun expressing themselves with some new-found drawing skills! Illustrator/Animator MinoMiyabi will guide kids through the easy steps of combining simple shapes to create their own unique characters. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | $5 | Get tickets
 
Japanese American National Museum Free Day: JANM joins with more than 30 other regional museums in offering free admission. RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free | Get tickets
 
Little Tokyo Anime Society: Share your favorite programs, learn about the history of Anime, and develop a deeper understanding of Japanese Animation! The Little Tokyo Anime society meets on the first Saturday of every month! Little Tokyo Branch Library | Little Tokyo | Free
 
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Japanese Food Expo: Come and experience Japanese food and culture through tastings, exciting shows, and fun workshops. Sample savory and sweet Japanese foods, taste varieties of sake, grab some delicious Japanese beer, and taste different Japanese beverages from over fifty exhibitors. Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City | Universal City | $65.28 | Get tickets
 
John Okada: The Life and Work of the Author of No-No Boy: John Okada’s only published work, “No-No Boy,” is about a Japanese American who refuses to fight for the country that incarcerated him and his people in World War II. Join JANM for the Los Angeles launch of the book. Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free | Get tickets
 
Soba Noodles Workshop: In this hands on soba noodle workshop learn how to make soba noodles from scratch using soba flour from Japan. You will also learn to make the soup and sauces. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $125
 
Shamisen and Hayashi Concert: This concert is a rare opportunity to enjoy “YAMATOGAKU” featuring prominent Japanese artists Yamato Osho, on shamisen and Katada Shinjuro IV on percussion. YAMATOGAKU is a modern-take on Japanese classical Kabuki music.
Ken Miller Recreation Center | Torrance | $15 and up
 

SUNDAY

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SHOPLIFTERS with Director Q&A: Director Hirokazu Kore-eda will answer audience questions after a screening of his Oscar-nominated film. Aero Theatre | Santa Monica | $15 | Get tickets
 
Homemade Miso Workshop: Sonoko Sakai teaches how to make homemade miso in this hands on miso making workshop where you will cook the soybeans and inoculate it with koji rice. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $125
 

ONGOING EVENTS

This is Manga: The Art of Naoki Urasawa: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
Novus Plants: The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free
 
SHOPLIFTERS [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters around Los Angeles | Price varies | Get tickets
 
A Celebration of Japanese Automotive Culture: Petersen Automotive Museum | Miracle Mile | $16 | Get tickets
 
Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $12
 

UPCOMING PICKS

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February 12: Kodo: Evolution: Walt Disney Concert Hall | $47 – $112 | Get tickets

February 16: IKIRU [Subtitled]: Vista Theatre | $11 and up | Get tickets

February 23: A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy: Zipper Concert Hall | $40 and up | Get tickets

February 24: Edible Adventures: Vegetarian Little Tokyo: Japanese American National Museum | $60 | Get tickets

February 24: Gyotaku: The Art of Japanese Fish Printing: Best Made Company | $75 | Get tickets

March 9: Homemade Ramen Workshop: Sonoko Sakai | $135

March 16: Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute To Nujabes: The Fonda Theatre | $28 and up | Get tickets

March 16: SEVEN SAMURAI [Subtitled]: Vista Theatre | $11 and up | Get tickets

March 19: One Ok Rock: Hollywood Palladium | $35 and up | Get tickets

March 23: AniFest Anime Festival: Torrance Cultural Arts Center | $15 and up | Get tickets

Note: Some sold out events omitted. Some events sell out after publication.