5/20/2016

Delicious #LittleTokyo Weekend July 29-31

A Weekend of Culinary Experiences in the Heart of LA

Go Little Tokyo presents a full weekend of authentic food and drinks directly from the streets of Little Tokyo. Delicious Little Tokyo invites the foodie community to experience the diverse culinary offerings from the restaurants of Downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31.

Friday, July 29
Starry Night in Little Tokyo, 7:00-10:00 PM — located at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Noguchi Plaza is the 10th Annual Sake & Food Tasting event hosted by Service Center (LTSC)’s. $100 General Admission. Must be 21 years or older to attend.


Saturday, July 30
Historical Food Walking Tour, 10:00 AM — Join the Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) on a journey through Little Tokyo’s culinary past with a guided walking tour of historical food landmarks found in the neighborhood. $15 per person, limited to 20 participants.
Obon Festival, 1:00-9:00 PM — Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple’s Annual Obon Festival, a traditional celebration to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors with food, games, cultural performances, and more. Free admission.
Kanpai Crawl, 5:00-11:00 PM – Join Little Tokyo Roots and Little Tokyo Vibes for a night out at some of Little Tokyo’s favorite spots after dark, with happy hour food and drink specials at every stop. $10 cash entry required upon entry.
Shochu Night in Little Tokyo, 6:00-9:00 PM — Enjoy an evening of delicious appetizers and shochu tastings guided by a knowledgeable sommelier. $5 cash entry donation at door includes a selection of shochu tastings, appetizers, and other specials.
Tea Tasting, 6:30 PM — Join Chado Tea Room, home to over 300 different types of tea, for an evening of tea and pastries guided by an expert. Free, RSVP required.


Sunday, July 31
Cultural & Culinary Walking Tour, 10:30 AM — Join Japanese American National Museum (JANM)’s and learn about the history of the neighborhood and sample a variety of Japanese treats at local specialty stores and cafes.$28 JANM members, $35 non-members, limited to 15 participants.
Free Ukulele Workshop, 11:30 AM — Explore the fun and accessible four-stringed ukulele with a free beginner’s workshop led by blues-ukulele artist and educator, Jason Arimoto. Instruments will be provided. Free, RSVP required.

Interactive Paint Workshop, 12:00-4:00 PM — Contribute to a collective, temporary public art mural with Mobile Mural Lab’s interactive paint workshop! Free to participate.
Obon Festival, 1:00-9:00 PM — Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple’s Annual Obon Festival, a traditional celebration to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors with food, games, cultural performances, and more. Free admission.
Award-Winning Film Screening of There is a New World Somewhere, 2:30 PM – Experience an award winning film that critics call “indie, off-the-beaten path, and mesmerizing” and “cinema, by and about women, that strives to capture a new look on the American South.” There is a New World Somewhere returns to Los Angeles for another special screening, presented by Visual Communications and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). Filmmaker Q&A to follow. $14 per person.


Cocktail Demo, 2:30 PM — Join Little Tokyo’s neighborhood highball bar, Wolf & Crane, for a lesson in mixology. Learn a few tips and tricks from these Japanese whisky experts on how to concoct a perfect cocktail and have a sip (or two) of their favorites: the O’Shito, Tokyo Express and a classic Old Fashioned. Free, RSVP required. Must be 21 years or older to attend.


During the Delicious Little Tokyo weekend only, find great deals , discounts, specials and promotions at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants. For the full list of participating venues, specials offered, registration information for demos and food tours, parking and more event details visit golittletokyo.com/delicious.

Delicious Little Tokyo is brought to you by Go Little Tokyo, a Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC) run neighborhood marketing campaign created by Community Arts Resources (CARS) and funded by Metro Los Angeles. In collaboration with the East West PlayersHigashi Honganji Buddhist TempleJapanese American National Museum (JANM), Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS), Little Tokyo Roots, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)Little Tokyo Vibes, Mutual Trading Co., Inc.Time Out Los Angeles and Visual Communications.
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