This Week in LA: Glendale and OC Cherry Blossom Festivals, TOKYO GODFATHERS, and More!

Monday, March 9

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TOKYO GODFATHERS [Subtitled]: Tokyo Godfathers, the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue), returns to theaters in a brand-new restoration. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies

Wednesday, March 11

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THE WONDERLAND [Subtitled]: On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
TOKYO GODFATHERS [Dubbed]: Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies
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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. Pre-show includes a live recording of the Greg Proops Film Club podcast. Aero Theatre | Santa Monica | $12

Friday, March 13

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OC Cherry Blossom Festival: The annual spring celebration of Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California returns with a broad spectrum of performers, activities, music, dance, cultural exhibits, arts, crafts, games and more. Huntington Central Park | Huntington Beach | $5 and up | Through Sunday, March 15th
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PALE FLOWER [Subtitled]: An electrifying masterpiece of existential noir, so sleek and sensual in its imagery, editing and soundtrack it’s almost impossible to believe it was made in 1964. Egyptian Theatre | Hollywood | $12

Saturday, March 14

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THE GIRL WHO LEAP THROUGH TIME [Subtitled]: A life-ending train accident would have been the perfect end to high school student Makoto Konno’s worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens – she leaps backwards in time. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $12.75 and up

Sunday, March 15

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Glendale Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival): Join Friends of Shoseian Temple and the City of Glendale for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Shoseian Teahouse and Garden at Brand Park! Food booths, food trucks, tea masters, taiko, dance, and more! Brand Park | Glendale | Free


Exhibit: Japanese Embroidery by Shizuka Kusano: The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free | Ends March 21
Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $16 | Ends June 7
“METAZEALOT” a Solo Exhibition by snipe1: Avenue des Arts | Los Angeles | Ends June 29
Transcendients: Heroes at Borders: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $16 (Museum admission) | Ends March 29


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