When: Sat., Nov. 2 2013
Vegrandis, a fundraiser for children's programs in the spirit of Japan's Tori-No-Ichi (Day of the Rooster) Lucky Rake Festival takes place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2; $75. The event features food tastings from six restaurants, cocktails, Japanese fan dancers, a silent auction and a torchlight performance by Odaiko Sonora, among other entertainment. The gala is in conjunction with the museum's exhibit Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings From Japan, which continues through Sunday, Dec. 8. Visit theminitimemachine.org/vegrandis/for details about the menu and entertainment.