4.25 Japaneseremoval-with tracks-300dpiToday, Venice commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Japanese American internment in 1942. We need to remember that terrible day, so that such an injustice will never happen again.

In honor of the tragic occasion, Hama Sushi, located at 213 Windward Avenue, Venice CA 90291, offers a special Bento Box Lunch from 12:30 to 2:30 as well as a spcial dinner and drinks from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

4.25Hama Logo7Hama is a wonderrul part of the Venice community, and Esther Chaing has agreed to donate ten percent of food and drink purchased between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Hama Sushi that evening; and forty percent of the sale price of art work exhibited at Hama Sushi expressly for the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker (with forty percent paid to the artist and twenty percent retained by Hama Sushi). So get on it kids and help to support a wonderful cause.

What: Venice Japanese American Memorial, Marker Committee 70th anniversary commemoration of the internment
Where: Northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards, Venice, California
When: 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Directly arter from 12:30 to 2:30 head to Hama Sushi.
Phone: Phyllis Hayashibara (310) 390-1576
Website: www.venicejamm.org

At the Anneniris nights bannerberg Space in Century City, Doug Rickard will discuss his most recent series, A New American Picture. Consisting of color photographs of American street scenes, A New American Picture uses the internet tool Google Street View.

Over a period of two years, Rickard took advantage of the technology platform’s comprehensive image archive to virtually drive the unseen and overlooked roads of America, bleak places that are forgotten, economically devastated and abandoned. Collectively, these images present a startling photographic portrait of the socially disenfranchised, providing deeply affecting evidence of the American Dream inverted.

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What: Artist Talk, IRIS Nights Lecture Series: A New American Picture, Doug Rickard
Where: Annenberg Space for for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars. #10 Century Plaza, LA 90067
When: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 213.403.3000
Website: http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/