Monday Michiru, Joe's Pub, NYC, Japan, jazz, concert, music

Monday Michiru Birthday Live at Joe’s Pub

Monday Michiru Birthday Live at Joe’s Pub Friday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Joe’s Pub – 425 Lafayette Street Admission: $18 Monday Michiru, so named to reflect both her Japanese and American-Italian heritages, started her music endeavors by studying classical flute. Later, she expanded to singing and songwriting. She is the daughter of famed jazz musicians Toshiko Akiyoshi and Charlie … Continue reading Monday Michiru Birthday Live at Joe’s Pub
Keiko Fujii Dance Company, Gibney, Kenny Endo, taiko, dance, performing arts, Japan, NYC

Keiko Fujii Dance Company at Gibney

Keiko Fujii Dance Company Thursday, September 18 through Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center – 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street) Admission: $15 in advance/$20 at the door The Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka, Japan, returns to New York with the US premiere of Fujii’s Tamashii No Tibiki II (Soul Vibrations). It is an ensemble … Continue reading Keiko Fujii Dance Company at Gibney
Erika Matsuo, Jazz at Kitano, jazz, The Kitano Hotel, Japan, NYC, music, concert

ERIKA MATSUO Quintet at Jazz at Kitano

ERIKA MATSUO Quintet Thursday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Jazz at Kitano – 66 Park Avenue (at E. 38th Street) Cover: $18 with a $20 minimum for food and beverage Jazz at Kitano hosts New York-based Japanese jazz singer Erika Matsuo for two sets. Matsuo burst onto the international jazz scene in 2010 with her self-produced album Obsession, a sensual sojourn through … Continue reading ERIKA MATSUO Quintet at Jazz at Kitano
Bon Odori, Japan Performing Arts, obon, Japanese traditions, Japanese festivals, Governors Island, NYC, Japan

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival Friday, August 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31 from noon until 9:00 p.m. Governors Island – Outlook Hill and Nolan Park Admission: Free Japan Performing Arts (JPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing Japanese traditional performing arts to New York, is hosting a two-day Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island. In the Buddhist observance of … Continue reading Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island
My Neighbor Totoro, Studio Ghibli, NYC, Japan, Hayao Miyazaki, GKIDS

My Neighbor Totoro in Theaters for Special Three-Day Event

My Neighbor Totoro Sunday, August 25 at 12:55 p.m. Monday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Admission: $12.50 Various Locations UA Kaufman Astoria STM 14 & RPX 35-30 38th Street, Long Island City Regal E-Walk STM 13 & RPX 247 W. 42nd Street AMC Empire 25 234 W. 42nd Street AMC Kips Bay 15 570 Second Avenue Regal Union Square STM 14 … Continue reading My Neighbor Totoro in Theaters for Special Three-Day Event