Japanese American Community Events
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your own Japanese American and Asian American events for potential inclusion in our print and Web calendars.
The Grateful Crane Ensemble will perform a benefit show for northeastern Japan disaster relief at 4 p.m. at the Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 South Dale Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. “The Best of Grateful Crane” show will feature the best songs and numbers performed during the past 10 years: “Koko ni Sachi Ari,” “Yawara,” and “Kawa no Nagare no Youni,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “At Last” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.”One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The show will feature the singing of: Jason Fong, Haruye Ioka, Keiko Kawashima, Darrell Kunitomi, Kurt Kuniyoshi, Aimee Machida, Merv Maruyama, Mary Kageyama Nomura, Helen H. Ota and Fusako Shiotani. The newly formed Grateful Crane Youth Singers, which includes: Aimee Machida, Alyssa Nakamoto, Erika Mariko Olsen and Miko Shudo. The “Best of Grateful Crane” band, which includes: Scott Nagatani, Danny Yamamoto, Lisa Joe and Gordon Bash, also will perform. Cost: A donation of $50 per person is requested. Free parking is available. Tickets and info: (310) 995-5841.