April 1 — The City of Riverside will hold a benefit concert Friday, April 1, for its Japanese sister city, Sendai, which was severely impacted by the recent magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami. “Playing for a Cause: Benefit Concert” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Community Church, 1990 Grove Community Church Dr. Tickets are $20 general, $15 with military or student identification. The concert will feature the Riverside King High School Band, The Kingsmen, under the direction of Charles Gray. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to Sendai to aid relief efforts through the International Relations Council of Riverside and its Sister Cities Program. For tickets, contact Sally Bondy at (951) 850-1660 or [email protected].