Japanese American Community Events
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The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California will host a “Community Gaming Nabe Fundraiser Night” from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1840 Sutter St. in S.F.’s Japantown. “Come to play console games against your friends for some friendly competition and eat nabe together to help fundraise for our community gaming program. The evening will start out with open-play on our available Switches with games like ‘SMASH’ (Super Smash Bros) on a first-come-first-serve basis. At the different Switch stations, you can add your name to the list-and while you’re waiting for your turn, feel free to eat some nabe and talk to other participants!” The nonprofit is trying to “create a community of Asian American gamers or those interested in Japanese culture/games to participate in friendly competitions through Switch meet-ups and online tournaments. Nabe, or “Nabemono” is a Japanese version of hot pot, where a variety of ingredients like meat, noodles and vegetables are stewed together. People gather around the pot while it cooks on a portable gas stove and take their portions as the ingredients finish cooking. After cooking for a while, the remaining soup broth becomes very rich and can be finished off by mixing it with rice or noodles.” Cost: $25. Info: (415) 567-5505 or https://www.jcccnc.org/events/community-gaming-nabe-night/.