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2020 Public Ondo (Japanese Festival Folk Dancing) at the 'Sawtelle Japantown' Birthday BashNewly Listed

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Date: Saturday, 22 February, 2020       Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nora Sterry Elementary School
1730 Corinth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: (310) 473-2172
Website: Click to Visit

2020 is the 5th anniversary of Sawtelle Japantown. Join us at the 3rd annual grassroot Sawtelle Japantown Birthday Bash Celebration from 1pm to 3pm at Nora Sterry Elementary School for a “Ice Cream and Cake” Birthday Bash to celebrate the spirit, culture, community and legacy of Sawtelle Japantown.

Event: 2020 Sawtelle Japantown Celebration Birthday Bash Public Ondo

Sawtelle Dates 
Saturday, February 22, 2020

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sawtelle Location
Nora Sterry Elementary School, 1730 Corinth (between Nebraska & Iowa on Sawtelle)

Schedule Description
1:00 pm - the event will kick off with the Venice Boy Scouts of America Troop 764 presenting colors followed by entertainment, refreshments and door prizes donated from the many supporters, businesses, friends of Sawtelle Japantown.

2:00 pm - the celebration will have a public Ondo lead by the Little Tokyo Dance Club featuring Ryujin Taiko. More door prizes during and after the ondo.

3:00 pm - “Voices” from Sawtelle Japantown - Spirit, Culture, Community, Legacy. Listen to Bill Watanabe, founding Executive Director of the Little Tokyo Service Center CDC (Retired) and Rose Honda of Sawtelle Japantown speak to the spirit, culture, community and legacy of Sawtelle Japantown past, present and future. There will be a Q & A and more door prizes during this portion of the event.

*Please be advised, the event is being held on LAUSD property, LAUSD prohibits pets and smoking on school campus. Use of these school premises has been granted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17400, et seq., of the Education Code of the State of California to Nora Sterry Booster Club from the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Board of Education does not sponsor or take responsibility, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the activities, statements, or opinions which may be expressed at this meeting or activity.

Other Scheduled Events
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
SJC 2020 3rd Annual Neighborhood Flash Clean will take place to help beautify the community. SJC 2020 welcomes volunteer to join Venice BSA Troop 764 volunteers. Tools and supplies are provided. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. Check in begins at 8:30 am in front of Nijiya Market at 2130 Sawtelle Blvd. Free parking is available by entering the Corinth Ave entrance at the Trident Center, 11355 W Olympic Blvd.

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
SJC 2020 Special Tuna Cutting Demonstration and sampling in honor of the 5th anniversary will take place at Nijiya Market. Free parking is available by showing the SJC 2020 flyer at the Corinth Ave entrance to the Trident Center, 11355 W Olympic Blvd.

FROM 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM. ENTER ON CORINTH AVE. From 10:30am - 11:00am Special Tuna Cutting Demonstration at Nijiya Market, 2130 Sawtelle Blvd. (at Olympic Blvd.) Witness the fine art of tuna cutting in a special demonstration and sample tasting to honor the 5th anniversary of Sawtelle Japantown.

West LA, Sawtelle Merchant Promotions (Feb 15 - Mar 1, 2020 for 2 weeks)

Saturday, February 15, 2020 is the start of the Merchant Promotions program with 72 merchant promotions that are tied to the SJC 2020 flyer offered at various locations throughout the L.A. area-including Westwood, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Torrance, Little Tokyo, Alhambra and Sherman Oaks. THE FLYER MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ALL PROMOTIONS.

The promotions continue for two weeks through Sunday, March 1, 2020. Free parking is available for Sawtelle merchant promotion by showing the SJC 2020 flyer at the Corinth Ave entrance to the Trident Center, 11355 W Olympic Blvd: Mon-Fri/6 pm to 11 pm and Sat & Sun/11 am to 11 pm. Flyers are available at Nijiya Market and participating merchants.

** Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness, 11073 Pico Blvd-10% off + MAR 19 FREE Italian ice per person in-store
** Allan’s Pet Center, 12003 W Pico Blvd-FREE goldfish
** Aloha Café, 410 E 2nd St LITTLE TOKYO-DINE-IN 10% off; $2 validated parking
** Amandine Patisserie Café, 12225 Wilshire Blvd-15% off
** Anzu, 11270 La Grange Ave @ Sawtelle-15% off 5-piece fried chicken
** Armstrong Garden Center, 3226 Wilshire Blvd @ Centinela-10% off
** Artelice Patisserie, 11301 Olympic Blvd-10% off
** Bar Hayama, 1803 Sawtelle Blvd-10% off
** Beard Papa, 2130 Sawtelle Blvd, 20% off + “SJC 2020 Special”
**Big-O Tires, 11470 Gateway Blvd-15% off all services
** Billingsley’s Restaurant, 11326 Pico Blvd-10% off
** Black Sheep Burger, 11313 Mississippi Ave-15% off
** Blackbeard’s Crafts, 1820 Sawtelle Blvd-10% off
** BlackMarket & BlackMarket LA, 2060 Sawtelle Blvd/2023 Sawtelle Blvd-10% off
** Bombay Frankie Company, The, 11261 Santa Monica Blvd-10% off
** Brian’s Shave Ice, 11301 Olympic Blvd-"SJC 2020 Special"
** Chinchikurin, 2119 Sawtelle Blvd-“Tompei-Yaki” Special (pork omelette)
** Cinefile Video, 11280 Santa Monica Blvd-Sign up for video membership & 1st mo. $5; 50% off used DVDs & Blu-Rays
** Diner on Main, 201 W Main ALHAMBRA-DINE-IN FREE dessert per person per 1 item purchase each of $10+--up to 4 per flyer
** Farsi Café, 1916 Westwood Blvd WESTWOOD-DINE-IN FREE dessert
** Feast From the East, 1949 Westwood Blvd WESTWOOD-10% off via OrderFeast.com with Promo Code “Sawtelle”
** Flaming Pot, 2222 Sawtelle Blvd-15% off, must include hand shaken beverage purchase per pot
** 4 Fingers, 2206 Sawtelle Blvd-FREE side of small fries OR rice from opening to 6 pm; 20% off after 6 pm
** Gloria’s Cake & Candy Supplies, 12740 Culver Blvd DEL REY-15% off
** Hashimoto Nursery, 1935 Sawtelle Blvd-One FREE red cyclamen plant with purchase
** Hop Woo-Cantonese & Authentic Spicy Szechuan Food, 11110 W. Olympic Blvd-DINE-IN FREE drink (incl Boba) or dessert
** Hurry Curry of Tokyo, 2131 Sawtelle Blvd-15% off
** IHOP, 12115 Ohio Ave-20% off, excludes other promos/specials
** Izakaya Sasaya, 11613 Santa Monica Blvd-DINE-IN 20% off on bottled alcohol; Fri & Sat 12 am-1:30 am FREE appetizer per person
** Jenette bras, 11300 Santa Monica Blvd-15% off
** Juquila Restaurant, 11619 Santa Monica Blvd-25% off
** Kagura, 1652 Cabrillo Ave TORRANCE-DINE-IN FREE iced green tea, Coke or Diet Coke
** Karte, 11480 Gateway Blvd-15% off
** Kimukatsu, 2121 Sawtelle Blvd, $3 off Signature Katsu; $5 off Sake Flight
** KLT Floral, 12014 Wilshire Blvd-20% off
** Krav Maga Worldwide, 11400 Olympic Blvd WLA/15233 Ventura Blvd SHERMAN OAKS FREE 2 wk pass for 1st 10 NEW guests @ each location; FREE trial class; $100 off enrollment fee for NEW members; Women Only Intro Class $10 off w/code “KMWSAWTELLE”
** LA Prime Caffe, 1849 Sawtelle Blvd-20% off
** Lady Chocolatt, 12008 Wilshire Blvd-20% off
** Mala Town, 2002 Sawtelle Blvd-10% off
** MARUGAME UDON, 2029 Sawtelle Blvd-Ask for “M1-Confidential” & must show “Confidential” photo
** Marukai, 12121 Pico Blvd WLA/123 S Onizuka St LITTLE TOKYO-In-store specials
** Matcha Village, 2202 Sawtelle Blvd-20% off
** Millet Crepe, 2011 Sawtelle Blvd-1 FREE crepe topping
** Mizu 212°, 2000 Sawtelle Blvd-FREE appetizer or dessert per person per order
** Mogu Mogu, 11555 Olympic Blvd, 10% off per person per flyer
** Muttropolitan LA, Pet Grooming Store, 408 E 2nd St, LITTLE TOKYO-10% off; 20% off toys & treats; 40 min FREE validated parking if there is space
** MyungRang Hotdog Sawtelle, 2130 Sawtelle Blvd 2nd FL-50% off one drink w/purchase over $10
** Neveria El Oasis, 11813 Santa Monica Blvd-15% off
** Nickel Mine, The, 11363 Santa Monica Blvd-25% off, excludes Happy Hour items
** Nijiya Market, 2130 Sawtelle Blvd #105 WLA/124 Japanese Village Plz Mall LITTLE TOKYO-In store specials
** Nuart/Landmark Theatres, The, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd-FREE large popcorn w/each paid admission
** OKIYA-Vintage Furniture & Interior decor, 1818 Sawtelle Blvd-15 % off
** Percolate - Boba, Tea, Coffee, 11870 Santa Monica Blvd-15% off
** Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, 1800 Sawtelle Blvd-10% off Chef’s Favorite Burger; 10% off Shochuzu (cocktail made w/Nankai Shochu from Amami Island)
** Popcorn Chicken, 2224 Sawtelle Blvd-15% off, must include house made beverage per meal
** Rafu Bussan, 414 E 2nd St LITTLE TOKYO-10% off on $25+ purchase; excludes food, books, sale/red tag items ** Record Surplus, 12436 Santa Monica Blvd-10% off
** Rutt’s Hawaiian Café & Catering, 11707 Washington PL MAR VISTA-20% off Express Online orders w/Promo Code “SJC2020”
** Saffron & Rose, 1387 Westwood Blvd WESTWOOD-25% off hand-scooped ice cream, cup or cone
** Sakura Japanese Restaurant, 4545 S Centinela Ave DEL REY-DINE-IN FREE ice cream w/dinner w/flyer
** SAS Shoes, 11071 Pico Blvd-$15 off each pair
** Sonoritas Prime Tacos, 2004 Sawtelle Blvd-DINE-IN 10% off + FREE dessert
** Spitz Mediterranean Street Food, 371 E 2nd St LITTLE TOKYO, 10% off
** Subway, 11275 Santa Monica Blvd-10% off
** Tabuchi Nursery, 2001 Sawtelle Blvd-10% off
** Tasty Noodle, 2117 Sawtelle Blvd- DINE-IN 10% off + FREE iced tea/green, black or milk
** Tempura House, 1816 Sawtelle Blvd-‘Special’ Tonjiru Pork Soup; FREE bottled water or soda w/purchase
** Tut’s Grill, 12114 W Washington Blvd MAR VISTA-20% off Express Online order w/Promo Code “SJC2020” ** Twinkle Brown Sugar, 131 S. Central Ave LITTLE TOKYO-15% off ** Volcano Tea House, 2111 Sawtelle Blvd-20% off
** Westside Performance, 12223 W Pico Blvd-15% off ** Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery, 1905 Sawtelle Blvd-Daily Specials


For information, write to: WLASawtelle@gmail.com
Visit Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/SawtelleJapantownCelebration

Saturday, 22 February, 2020

Event/Festival Contact

Wesley Nishinaka

Phone: (213) 359-7755
Website: Click to Visit

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