Aki Matsuri at S.F.’s Japan Center

SAN FRANCISCO — Come celebrate Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival), marking the 50th anniversary of Japan Center, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Japan Center Malls, 1737 Post St. in San Francisco Japantown.

The event features top Japanese cultural groups of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area in drumming, dance, martial arts, and more on two stages, along with demonstrations and workshops. Bring the whole family for a day of culture and art.

Event schedule:

Peace Plaza Stage

11:30 a.m.: Opening ceremony

12-12:45 p.m.: San Francisco Taiko Dojo

1-1:30 p.m.: Michiya Hanayagi and Michisuya Hanayagi Japanese Classical Dance

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Sakura Ren

2:25-2:40 p.m.: Gen Odori

2:45-3:30 p.m.: Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo SF

3:45-4:30 p.m.: San Jose Taiko