‘Feast for the East’ to Benefit Japan


BEVERLY HILLS — “Feast for the East,” a fundraiser for Japan relief, will be held Wednesday, May 4, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Gonpachi, 134 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills.

In an effort to continue support for the people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, [email protected] and Gonpachi have combined their resources to host this special fundraiser to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. “Please come and show your support for our friends in the East with your friends and family in the West,” organizers said.

Celebrities scheduled to appear include:

Yin Chang (“Gossip Girl,” Disney’s “Prom”)

Parvesh Cheena (“Outsourced”)

Ted Chen (NBC Los Angeles)

Karin Anna Cheung (“The People I’ve Slept With”)

Kieu Chinh (“The Joy Luck Club”)

Ian Anthony Dale (“The Event,” “The Hangover”)

Romi Dames (“Hannah Montana”)

Sacha Dhawan (“Outsourced”)

Kelvin Han Yee (“Crash,” “Hawaii Five-0”)

Teresa Herrera (“Project Runway Philippines”)

April Hong (“The Real Ghostbusters”)

James Kyson Lee (“Heroes”)

Rizwan Manji (“Outsourced”)

Daniel Nguyen (“Tori and Dean”)

Jannelle So (“Kababayan L.A.”)

Nikki Soohoo (“The Lovely Bones”)

Manny Streetz (KIIS FM)

Aaron Yoo (“The Bedford Diaries”)

Entertainment will be provided by DJ Sosupersam, Koshin Taiko, Curd, Tim Turner, and The Candy Artist Shan S. Ichiyanagi.

There will be a special discounted menu, a soba noodle demonstration, sake-tasting, a silent auction, and giveaways.

Suggested donation: $20. Pay cash or make check payable to American Red Cross with “Japan Relief” on the memo line. Attendees are encouraged to carpool. Valet parking is $3.

For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].


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