Monday, April 15 – Sunday, April 21
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Lecture: Cherry Blossoms Odyssey
: Cherry blossoms are symbols of beauty. They originated in Japan more than 2,000 years ago and can now be seen all over the world. But the role of sakura in Japanese history has been checkered and not always positive. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free | Get tickets
: Formed in 2000, top electro-pop trio Perfume (a-chan, KASHIYUKA and NOCCHi) are one of the most influential girl groups in Japan, beloved for their futuristic concept and creative performances. See them at their North American ‘WORLD TOUR 4th FUTURE POP’ show! The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA | $45 and up | Get tickets (Accessible Seats Only)
FRIDAY – SUNDAY
Yaoi Expo (18+)
: Yaoi Expo is a fun-filled and safe environment, where enthusiasts (18 and over) can come together and share their adoration of male/male focused relationships covering a variety of different media such as anime, manga, comics, games and more! Burbank Marriott Convention Center | Burbank | $20 and up | Get tickets
ANIME Pasadena: Cosplay and Nerd Convention
: The 2nd annual ANIME Pasadena Convention is your local alternative to big Anime conventions. It’s not a huge, faceless convention with long lines that steal your soul. From the organizers of NERDBOT-CON and NERD KNIGHTS, they pride themselves on a safe and family friendly environment. Pasadena Convention Center | Pasadena | $17.55 and up | Get tickets
THRONE OF BLOOD [Subtitled]
: The Secret Movie Club continues their 12 Months of Kurosawa series with a 35mm presentation of THRONE OF BLOOD. Director Akira Kurosawa’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films. Vista Theatre | $11 and up | Get tickets
Voices of Legacy
: During World War II, many soldiers were Japanese Americans determined to prove their loyalty as United States citizens. Learn about their service and courage first-hand through a panel discussion with members of these segregated units with a keynote address on their continued legacy from United States Army four-star General (Retired) David A. Bramlett. Orange County Buddhist Church | Anaheim | Free | Get tickets
Tune in Tokyo’s Plastic City 3 – City Pop & 80s Idol Night
: Tune in Tokyo presents PLASTIC CITY 3, their CITY POP Night in Little Tokyo featuring 70s – 80s idols & the golden age of Japanese pop! This is the last party before the Reiwa era begins, so we’ll be celebrating with some favorites from the 90s / Heisei era too! Bicycle Coffee | Little Tokyo | $5
Lecture: The Sakura Obsession
: Naoko Abe, the author of The Sakura Obsession
will talk about the remarkable history of the Japanese cherry blossom tree-and how it was saved from extinction by an English gardener, Collingwood “Cherry” Ingram. Brand Park | Glendale | Free
Congrats to Luis and Deonne, winners of the PENGUIN HIGHWAY ticket contest! Find out where it’s playing below!
Note: Some sold out events omitted. Some events sell out after publication.
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