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Nisei Week in Little Tokyo
Nisei Week is a celebration of all things Japanese, and boasts a bunch of events for the entire week in LA's Little Tokyo. This weekend there's the Tanabata Festival and Street Faire with carnival rides and the Grand Parade. This year's Nisei Week Japanese Festival theme is "A Year of Celebrations" celebrating many centennial milestone anniversaries of community-based organizations and the golden anniversary of the first ever sister-city of the City of Los Angeles, Nagoya, Japan. The Nisei Week website has a full calendar listing all the various events you can check out.

Christmas in August: Dinner at Rush Street
To make things a little merrier this summer, Culver City's Rush Street is offering themed meals each weekend in August. Tonight you can have a Christmas in August dinner. Be jolly while dining on standing rib roast with au jus or maple roasted turkey with cider gravy. All entrees are served with traditional mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, roasted baby root vegetables and glazed Brussels sprouts. Baby, it's hot outside--but good food is good food, and if you're craving a Christmas dinner, tonight's the night (well, except for Christmas, obviously).