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Friday July 28, 2017
Start: 07/28/2017 4:57 pm

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Meet-up at 5:00 PM

Location of Festival:
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
505 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Meet at the front entrance.

Parking will be available at the Medical Building on 3rd Street, across from the Temple at 420 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The lot entrance is on Boyd Street.


RSVP and Questions:
Please contact

The Obon Festival features food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori dancing, and various types of entertainment for kids and adults. Cultural performances/exhibitions begin at 1:30 pm featuring hereandnow and Lumbini Child Development Center Kids, Halau Hula "A" Ala Anuhea, Kinnara Taiko, Erica Nagashima, Bombu/Kitsune Taiko, and happyfunsmile. Manto-E services will begin at 5:30 pm. The tradition of Manto-e during the Obon Festival is to light the sky with "ten thousand lanterns," originating about 1,200 years ago. Manto-e lanterns can be offered in memory of a departed love one. Bon Odori dancing will begin at 6:30 pm.

Obon is a traditional event to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors, those before us who provided us with the gift of life. Each year, obon is held as a time to celebrate the return of the spirits of our ancestors.

Start: 07/28/2017 5:08 pm

APAWLA Annual Membership Meeting and Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Reception

Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Izakaya & Bar Fu-Ga
111 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free appetizers. Happy Hour drink specials.
Free parking for 3 hours with validation.

RSVP required by Monday, September 18, 2017.
Please click here to RSVP for this event.

Free for APAWLA members.
$20 for Non-APAWLA-members

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Join now, and your membership will be valid through December 2018.
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Questions? Please email Eleanor Ung at

Saturday August 26, 2017
Start: 08/26/2017 6:00 pm

APAWLA's 2017 Annual LUAU!


Saturday, August 26, 2017
6:00 PM

Back Home in Lahaina
519 E. Carson Street
Carson, California

Featured Entertainment: Na Hoaloha Band
Translated to "Friends" in Hawaiian, Na Hoaloha Band features Ted "Maka" Makalena, Jim "Jimmy" Ng, Pudge Albao and a guest artist. The members of Na Hoaloha Band have been playing music all of their lives before they started playing together as a band. Maka performs the vocals and plays the ukulele and guitar. Jimmy is also a vocal artist and plays the bass guitar. Pudge plays percussion.

The program will also include Hula Lessons by Donna Ogawa.

Door Prizes will be offered.

RSVP required!
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Prices **WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT!!**
$35 Early Bird
$45 At-The-Door
$30 for Students
$20 for Children 7-12 Years Old
FREE for Children 6 Years Old or Younger

Menu Includes:
White Rice
Veggie Fried Saimin with Tofu
Spam Musubi
Fruit Salad
Ramen Cabbage Salad
Macaroni Salad
Hawaiian BBQ Beef
Lahaina Fried Chicken
Kalua Pork
Assorted Cheesecakes
Tea, Punch, Soda
No Host Bar Serving Wine & Beer

Thank you to

for sponsoring our 2017 Luau!

Thank you also to our community co-sponsors:

Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Japanese American Bar Association
Korean American Bar Association
Philippine American Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
Thai American Bar Association

Thank you to all the individuals who donated the door prizes!

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