Japanese American Community Events
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East West Players (EWP) will hold its Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction to salute those who have supported the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through their artistic excellence and aiding the APA performing arts Tamlyn Tomita and Parvesh Cheena will emcee; Nathan Wang will serve as the musical director. Performers: Poreotics, silk aerialist Sarah M. Moser and 14-year old musician and songwriter Russell Dimaano. Honorees: Kimora Lee Simmons, Hiroshima and TAIKOPROJECT. Event will take place at the Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, Calif. No-host reception and silent auction starts at 6 p.m.; dinner and awards program at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $175. Info: www.EastWestPlayers.org; contact Rosalyn Kawahira at (213) 625-7000 x17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.