Film Forum to Screen Japanese Movies Set in “Shitamachi” 🗓 🗺

Shitamachi Festival at Film Forum Friday, October 18 through Thursday, November 7 Film Forum – 209 W. Houston Street (between Varick Street and 6th Avenue) Admission: $15/$9 Film Forum members Shitamachi, a three-week, 38-film series spanning nearly eight decades of classic movies that are all set in “downtown” Tokyo, will run at Film Forum from Friday, October 18 through Thursday, November 7. The series is … Continue reading Film Forum to Screen Japanese Movies Set in “Shitamachi” 🗓 🗺

Jazz Singer TAEKO’s Album Release Concert 🗓 🗺

TAEKO Album Release Concert Thursday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.) Birdland Jazz Club – 315 W. 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) Admission: $30 ($10 food and beverage minimum) TAEKO, a Japanese-born, internationally acclaimed jazz singer based in New York, celebrates the release of her fourth album, Contemplation, at the historic Birdland Jazz Club on Thursday, October … Continue reading Jazz Singer TAEKO’s Album Release Concert 🗓 🗺

Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen” 🗓 🗺

Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen” Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.) Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall – W. 57th Street and 7th Avenue Admission: $25-$30 Niigata native Fumiyoshi will perform on shamisen, a Japanese three-stringed banjo-like instrument. His specialty is the “Hiki-shamisen” style, which puts importance on the echo of the sound. Although Fumiyoshi’s repertoire is primarily … Continue reading Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen” 🗓 🗺

Iconic: Images of the Floating World at Ronin Gallery’s Grand Opening 🗓 🗺

Iconic: Images of the Floating World at Ronin Gallery’s Grand Opening Weekend Saturday, October 12 through Saturday, November 9 Grand Opening Weekend: Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, October 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Ronin Gallery – 32 W. 40th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Admission: Free In commemoration of the grand opening of their new gallery at Bryant Park Place, Ronin Gallery presents … Continue reading Iconic: Images of the Floating World at Ronin Gallery’s Grand Opening 🗓 🗺

JAPANFes. Presents a Two-Day Ramen Contest 🗓 🗺

NY Ramen Contest Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Upper West Side – Broadway between 115th and 116th Streets Admission: $10 per bowl of ramen (cash only) Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. East Village – 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets Admission: $10 for one bowl of ramen (cash only) JAPANFes. is hosting a two-day competition featuring … Continue reading JAPANFes. Presents a Two-Day Ramen Contest 🗓 🗺