Monday, October 7 – Sunday, October 13
 

WEDNESDAY

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NOBODY TO WATCH OVER ME [Subtitled]: A drama depicting the fears of a modern day society, it portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect them. From the writer and director of “Bayside Shakedown” series. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free
 

FRIDAY

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Babymetal: Japanese kawaii metal band BABYMETAL fuses heavy metal with the Japanese idol genre. See their first ever US arena headlining show! Every online ticket purchased for their upcoming show includes one CD copy of their forthcoming album. The Forum | Inglewood | $77.80 and up | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY

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HIGH AND LOW [Subtitled]: Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa’s exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain’s detective novel “King’s Ransom”. The Secret Movie Club continues their 12 Months of Kurosawa series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
 
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MAMESHIBA [Subtitled]: A middle aged man with a two-month old puppy set out on a journey in search of his mother who has run away from home. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free
 

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OKKO’S INN [Dubbed]: After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother. One day Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see. Part of Haunted Little Tokyo. Japanese Village Plaza | Los Angeles | Free | Get tickets
 
Little Tokyo Anime Society: Do you have a passion for Anime? Bring yourself and friends as we develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for Japanese animation and make new friends along the way! This event is free and fun for all ages. Little Tokyo Branch Library | Little Tokyo | Free
 
ArtNight with Side Street Projects: Side Street Projects presents a free evening of multimedia experiences and discussions surrounding the history of the Japanese tea ceremony led by artist-in-residence Alan Nakagawa. Pasadena Buddhist Temple | Pasadena | Free
 
Japanese Fall Celebration: Enjoy a performance from Taiko Drummers, Koto Duo Performance, Ikebana (Flower) Arrangement Demonstration, and a Japanese dance performance. Bella Terra | Huntington Beach | Free
 

SUNDAY

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Let’s Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show: Atsuko hosts a night of interactive games, videos, ​​discussions, and talent from notable comedians, political thinkers, and public figures in the style of a Japanese Game Show. Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth | Los Angeles | $14 and up | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

FIRST LOVE [Subtitled]: Select Laemmle Movie Theaters | Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 
Hello Kitty Friends Around The World Tour: L.A. Village Plaza | Downtown | $27 and up | Get tickets
 
Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art: LACMA | Los Angeles | Free – $25
 
BAKERU | Transforming Spirits: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free
 
At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $16
 
 

UPCOMING PICKS

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