This Weekend: Partying for Japan

The news of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been a sobering reminder for Southern Californians that natural disaster can strike at any moment.

Knowing our risk for similar events is all the more reason to contribute to fundraising and humanitarian efforts aiding the Japanese people.

Giving might be hard, but partying is not…especially when you are partying for a cause!  Here are three events that will help you enjoy yourself and feel good about helping out at the same time.

Zinc Lounge hosts Japan Charity Fundraiser, Thursday 3/24
Manhattan Beach’s Shade Hotel is hosting a happy hour event this Thursday night in their Zinc Lounge.  Fifty percent of the proceeds from the lounge will be donated to the International Medical Corps’ Japan Emergeny Response Fund.  Guests will be treated to complimentary appetizers with $6 beer and wine available for purchase. For more information, Call Kathy Knoll at (310) 422-9300.

  • Shade Hotel, 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4778, (310) 546-4995,

Stand Up for Japan, a Comedy Show, Friday 3/25
stand up for japanJust on the other side of LAX, Melody Bar & Grill will be the location of Stand Up for Japan, a live show featuring comedians and other acts this Friday night.  A $5 donation is being collected at the door.  For reservations call (310) 670-1994.

  • Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045-4804, (310) 670-1994,

The Torrance Art Museum presents Gateway Japan, Saturday 3/26

Works from LA based artists will be on sale for $50 at this event, the first in a series of international exhibitions focusing on the link between artists from other countries and those here in Los Angeles.  All proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.  The art sale — which starts at Noon — continues during the evening reception from 6 – 9 PM.  Things get hot and heavy at 8 PM with live sumo wrestling!

  • Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503, (310) 618-6340,


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