2017 Events and Appearances:

MAY

FAR EAST FEASTS
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mini Fundraising Dinners for Grateful Crane
Also Scheduled in 2017:
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
For reservations and info, call the Grateful Crane ticket line at (310)995-5841.
Seating limited to first 20 people.

"FAR EAST FEASTS"

“The Far East Feast” is our nostaligic, delicious and fun look back at one of our time honored traditions: Japanese Americans going out to eat Chinese food. But not just any Chinese food. It’s the old-school Cantonese-style food we call “Chinameshi” made famous at the Far East Café in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

Sansei Chef John Nishio has traveled all over the country and around the world in search of the elusive tastes of the Old Far East, but with little luck. So he decided to put his culinary skills to work and has re-created them on his own.

Here is what’s for dinner at John Nishio’s “Far East Feast:”

Seaweed Soup
Chicken Chowmein
Sweet and Sour Pork
Almond Duck
Homyu
Shrimp in Lobster Sauce
Mabodofu
Chashu
Ginger Beef

Also Featuring:
Favorite Songs from the Grateful Crane Singers
Tour of John Nishio’s Japanese Garden
Screening of Japanese American/Far East Historical DVD
(Produced by John Nishio)


JUNE

GROWING UP SANSEI
Presented by the Ventura County JACL
Saturday, June 17, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Oxnard Buddhist Temple
Social Hall
250 South H Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Donation: $15.00
For tickets, call Anne at 805/469-5487 or email: venturacountyjacl@hotmail.com


COMING THIS FALL

SEPTEMBER

“CAMP DANCE” AT THE ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
Friday, September 8, 2017
Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Camp Dance performance at 8 p.m.
Located in the town of Dearborn, Michigan (near Detroit), the Arab American National Museum has reached out to Grateful Crane to do a shortened version of “The Camp Dance: The Music & The Memories” as part of a special 9/11 remembrance program connecting the Japanese American WWII incarceration to what’s happening with Arab/Muslim Americans today. Along with the show, members of Grateful Crane will also participate in a town hall meeting which will precede the show. (Date and time TBA.)


NOVEMBER

“GROWING UP SANSEI” IN SAN DIEGO
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2 p.m.
San Diego Buddhist Church

THE GRATEFUL 4 & FRIENDS VARIETY SHOW AT OCBC
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Orange County Buddhist Church MPB

Members of our Yonsei Acapella Group, the Grateful 4, will present an entertaining variety show at the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim this November as a benefit for Grateful Crane and OCBC’s Building Fund. Featuring the musical talents of group members Michael Murata, Aimee Machida, Lisa Horikawa and Emily Yoshihara, the show will include plenty of acapella singing, solo songs, live taiko and koto, plus guest appearances by Grateful Crane’s long-time members.


SPRING 2018

“CAMP DANCE” AND “NIHONMACHI” COMING TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Next year, Grateful Crane travels to the Midwest with the Chicagoland premiere of “The Camp Dance: The Music & The Memories” and “Nihonmachi: The Place to Be” presented back-to-back over one weekend. This will be the first time the people in the Midwest will get to experience the full versions of Grateful Crane’s signature shows.
(Exact date and time TBA.)