Cherry Blossom and Anime Festival in Long Beach

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Lolita Dark

LONG BEACH — Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and Ray of Lolita Dark present the Cherry Blossom and Anime Festival on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to midnight at 737 Pine Ave., Long Beach.

The event will feature workshops, demonstrations, live entertainment, fashion shows, AMV (anime music video), karaoke and cosplay competitions, and an after-party with DJs. Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Show Schedule

12 p.m.: Opening ceremony

12:30 p.m.: Kimono demo

1 p.m.: Ondo demo

2 p.m.: Kendo demo

3 p.m.: AMV screening, Tokyo live broadcast

3:50 p.m.: Karaoke sing-off, hosted by Anton Torres

4 p.m.: Budo taijutsu demo

4:45 p.m.: Lolita Dark acoustic teaser

5:30 p.m.: Cosplay, hosted by Anton Torres

6 p.m.: Awards ceremony, hosted by Erika Mariko Olsen, 2011 Nisei Week Queen

6:30 p.m.: Fashion show by Fairytale Boutique

7:30 p.m.: Lolita Dark concert

8:30 p.m.: Stephanie Yanez concert

9 p.m.: After-party, hosted by Tune in Tokyo

Erika Mariko Olsen, Stephanie Yanez, Anton Torres

Family Activities (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Origami

Printmaking

Shodou (calligraphy)

Fan-making

Manga

Food Trucks

California Grill Truck

Rolling Sushi

Tropical Shave Ice

Vendors

Anime Conji

Anime Expo

Holley Tea Time

Ichigo Dreams

Imperfect Kawaii

Kawaii Goods

Konoko Shop

Ninja-Con

Nisei Week

Roserie

Smorgasbord Production

So Kute Creations

Supa Pirate Booty Hunt

Toy Hell

Urban Doll

The mission of Cultural Alliance of Long Beach (www.CALBarts.org) is to support working artists of all ages in all artistic disciplines and connect them with the public in Long Beach through innovative collaborations, dialogues, promotions, and education in a cutting-edge art environment.

For more information on the event, visit http://cherryblossomanimefestival.wordpress.com/.

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