Upcoming Bay Area Fundraisers for Japan

Since I’m back in Berkeley at the moment, I thought I would put together a list of upcoming fundraisers for the Japan relief effort—although it seems like things are starting to die down a bit, the local outpouring of generosity continues, and there’s an amazingly diverse set of events being organized. There are also a number of ongoing benefits being put on by local restaurants and diners, which look quite interesting. Again, this list is by no means exhaustive—new things are popping up all of the time, so these are just the things that I’ve received emails about. There’s a way for everyone to help out!

April 16, 12-5 pm
Japan Restart – Music Concert at Sundance Cinemas
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
Organized by the Cherry Blossom Festival
More information

April 18, 10:30 am
“Ganbare Japan” – Charity Golf Tournament
Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland
More information

April 20, 8 pm
Tina Fey SF Appearance – Auction
Orpheum Theatre

April 23, 7 pm
WE ARE ONE ISLAND – Japan Relief Concert and Auction
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street (2nd Floor, Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
More information

April 29, 8 pm
Play for Japan – Concert Fundraiser Featuring Anne Akiko Meyers
Woodside High School Performing Arts Center
More information

May 1, 8:30 am
Run for Japan – Run/Walk Charity Event
Shoreline Park, Mountain View
More information

May 7-8
SF Chefs Unite – Charity Cocktail Reception & Six-Course Japanese-Inspired Meal
California Culinary Academy, San Francisco
More information

May 21, 11 am-6 pm
Asian Heritage Street Celebration -Donation Booth
Little Saigon
Organized by the Asian Week Foundation

June 3, 4:30-7:30 pm
The Giants Annual Japanese Heritage Night
AT&T Park

June 18
Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair
Mission Plaza Park, Santa Cruz Aikido Dojo, Zen Center
Organized by the Japanese Cultural Fair