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24 April 2017

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Saturday, Feb. 18
The Buddhist Church of San Francisco’s Boy Scout Troop 29 Parents Association presents the annual Crab and Pasta Feast at BCSF, 1881 Pine St. (at Octavia). Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner (all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, T29’s secret crab sauce, homemade pasta sauce, salad and dessert) will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by bingo and raffle from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost: $50 for adults, $20 for kids 10 and under. Take-out available. For tickets and more information, email

Sunday, Feb. 19
37th Annual Day of Remembrance (DoR), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at San Jose Betsuin Gymnasium, 640 N. 5th Street, San Jose. More information coming soon.

Sunday, Feb. 19
“Fragile Freedoms: Carrying the Light for Justice,” the 2017 Bay Area Day of Remembrance program, will be held, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema, 1881 Post St. in San Francisco Japantown. For more information: National Japanese American Historical Society,

Saturday, March 11
JAWAUCB will hold its annual luncheon at Mira Vista Golf and Country Club, 7901 Cutting Blvd. in El Cerrito. Guest speaker will be Nancy Ukai, writer, researcher and project director of the 2016 National Park Service JA Confinement Sites Grant. Outstanding Alumna of Year is Amy Iwasaki Mass, PhD, Professor Emerita at Whittier College and social worker for 59 years. For more information, contact Gloria Imagire at

Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9,15-16
50th annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, all day, Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore streets, San Francisco. Attended by more than 200,000 each year, the festival will feature food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 16, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown. More info: or call (415) 563-2313.

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30
“Nihonmachi: The Place to Be,” a musical journey about Japantown as told through the eyes of three generations of a local manju-making family, and “Growing up Sansei,” a community event and dialogue about Japanese American family dysfunction, is coming to Sacramento on Saturday at 2 p.m. (“Nihonmachi”), and Sunday at 2 p.m. (“Growing up Sansei”) at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento Kaikan. General admission tickets are $20 for “Nihonmachi” and $15 for “Growing up Sansei” or $30 for both shows. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, and to purchase tickets, contact Monica Thompson with ACC Senior Services at or (916) 394-6399, Ext. 141.

Saturday, May 20
San Jose Chidori Band Concert at 7 p.m., at the San Jose Buddhist Church Annex, 640 N. 5th St. $15 donation. Special guest: San Jose Taiko. Tickets available at Nikkei Traditions and Kogura Company. For more information, call (408) 289-1110.