Monday, March 18 – Sunday, March 24
One Ok Rock
: ONE OK ROCK has rapidly become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands and cite Western bands like Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, and The Used as influences. Hollywood Palladium | Hollywood | $35 and up | Get tickets
Movie & Bites: THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR [Subtitled]
: Japan House LA presents the first installment of their new “Movie & Bites” series, a combined screening/tasting event featuring acclaimed food stylist Nami Iijima and 2009 comedy film THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR! Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | $15 | Get tickets
Japanese Aesthetics and National Identity
: Exploring the rich philosophical undercurrents of manga, woodblock prints, and Takashi Murakami’s theory of “superflat” art, USC Ph.D. candidate Ichigo Mina Kaneko will lead a discussion on the complexities of aesthetics and national identity. USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | Free | Get tickets
AniFest Anime Festival
: The South Bay’s greatest Anime Festival celebrating the arts and culture of Japanese animation without the high price. Torrance Cultural Arts Center | Torrance | $15 and up | Get tickets
19th Annual US Sumo Open
: The largest, longest-running sumo tournament in the world (outside of Japan). You can cheer on 70+ international Sumo Champions from a dozen countries. Walter Pyramid at CSU Long Beach | Long Beach | $25 and up | Get tickets
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Note: Some sold out events omitted. Some events sell out after publication.