Monday, March 25 – Sunday, March 31

PENGUIN HIGHWAY Ticket Giveaway!

We’ve partnered with Eleven Arts to give away two pairs of tickets to their amazing new film, PENGUIN HIGHWAY, coming to theaters April 12th! To enter, sign up below! Earn more chances to win by sharing with your friends!


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FRUITS BASKET [Dubbed]: Tohru Honda thought her life was headed for misfortune when a family tragedy left her living in a tent. When her small home is discovered by the mysterious Soma clan, who when hugged by the opposite sex, turn into the animals of the Zodiac. Free gift pack. Select Laemmle Movie Theaters | Los Angeles | $21 | Get tickets


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SHOPLIFTERS [Subtitled]: A father and son shoplifting team find a girl shivering in the cold and end up taking her home. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together – until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family had created, revealing long-buried secrets. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
FRUITS BASKET [Subtitled]: Select Laemmle Movie Theaters | Los Angeles | $21 Get tickets


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Performance@PAM: Kabuki: Nakamura Gankyō (AKA Bandō Hirohichirō) and his students will perform selections from Kabuki plays as well as demonstrate what goes into creating a Kabuki character through performance. Audience participation encouraged! USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | $16.49 | Get tickets


Little Tokyo Walking Tour: Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood. Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $15 | Get tickets
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Sumikko Gurashi Welcome Party: Welcome Tokage, the first Sumikkogurashi to visit the USA from Japan! Take your photo with Tokage 11am-4pm and shop new San-X Items from Japan, including Rilakkuma and Sumikkogurashi products. Free gifts with purchase! JapanLA Little Tokyo
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L.A. Clippers Japanese Heritage Day: Join the L.A. Clippers as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and celebrate Japanese Heritage Day. Order your tickets online, use promo code “JACN”, and receive a commemorative Japanese Heritage Hat. Staples Center | Downtown | $15 and up | Get tickets


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TitanCon 2019: A student-run convention at Cal State of Fullerton featuring anime, panels, video games, idol concerts, cosplay, a Maid cafe, itasha car show, and more! TSU – Titan Student Union | Fullerton | $16.82 and up | Get tickets
Japanese Curry Workshop: Make curry from scratch, using fresh whole spices and seeds. You will do our own spice blends and make a curry brick, only ours will be without any preservatives or food coloring. We will then make a chicken and vegetable curry and have it for lunch with sprouted brown rice and home made Fukujinzuke relish – pickles of the seven lucky gods. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $125 | Get tickets
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Torrance Cherry Blossom Festival: Get set for an eclectic mix of cultural performances—plus a dazzling array of crafts by local artisans, an even greater variety of tasty cuisine, and more! Columbia Park | Torrance | Free
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DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA [Subtitled]: Be among the first to see the anime premiere of DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA! Aratani Theatre at the JACCC | Little Tokyo | $10 | Get tickets
Sonic Asia Jpop & Kpop Night at The Lash: Dance to modern Asian beats with a mix by DJs Greg Hignight, Tommy Pedrini, Ally and chiyoco. The LASH | Downtown


Takashi Murakami: GYATEI²: Gagosian | Beverly Hills | Free
Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints: USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | $10
This is Manga: The Art of Naoki Urasawa: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free | ENDS 3/28!
Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $12

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



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