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Enjoy Delicious Little Tokyo

If you enjoy Japanese food, fun, and live entertainment, then mark your calendar for the Delicious Little Tokyo weekend celebration Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31, 2016.  This event will be a three-part celebration held in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California.  Hosted by the Go Little Tokyo community organization, this family-friendly bash begins at 9 a.m. Friday morning and ends at 9 p.m. Sunday night.

Background

Go Little Tokyo, the organizers of this Delicious Little Tokyo weekend, is a Little Tokyo Community Council-run neighborhood marketing campaign which was founded by Community Arts Resources and financed by the Metro Los Angeles / Metro Regional Connector.  They remind everyone once more that for this weekend only, those in attendance will be able to “find great deals, discounts, specials, and promotions at many of your favorite Little Tokyo shops and restaurants!”

Event Details

In a recent message via Facebook the event hosts commented on what they refer to as a weekend full of exciting culinary recipes, in the heart of L.A. They reiterate that the weekend will include many of the delectable food and drinks from the streets of Little Tokyo! The event invites all food lovers to experience the delectable cuisines and culinary culture that the restaurants of Little Tokyo offer. The organizers also note that for this special occasion, some Little Tokyo restaurants will offer the attendees significant discounts, special menu items, giveaways, and workshops.

Highlights

All in attendance are encouraged to enter the Delicious Little Tokyo Free Drawing contest. You can even purchase collectibles at any of your favorite Little Tokyo businesses to enter the free drawing competition. The winners will receive the Little Tokyo Food-Lover’s Ultimate Package as a prize.

The weekend schedule is highlighted with such activities as :

Friday, July, 29, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- 10th Annual Food & Sake Tasting Event at Little Tokyo Service Center and Starry Night in Little Tokyo

Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m.  -- Historical Food Walking Tour at Little Tokyo Historical Society

Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m. -- Annual Obon Festival of Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

Saturday, July 30 from 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. -- Scheduling of the “Shochu Night in Little Tokyo” at the Little Tokyo Vibes and Izakaya & Bar Fu-ga

Saturday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. -- Tea Tasting at the Chado Tea Room

Sunday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. -- Cultural & Culinary Walking Tour at the Japanese American National Museum

Sunday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. -- Beginner's Ukulele Workshop with U-Space

Sunday, July 31 at 12 noon through 4 p.m.  -- Interactive Paint Workshop with Mobile Mural Lab

Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. --Award-Winning Film Screening of the motion-picture “There is a New World Somewhere with Visual Communications”

Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. -- Cocktail Demo with Wolf & Crane

Ticket Pricing

Ticket prices are priced per each specific event.  Some activities are free and others require specific charges for participation.  Specific details and tickets for individual events can be obtained at this website.

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