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Live Aid

Ten events whose proceeds go toward relief efforts in Japan.


Cibo Matto, Yoko Ono, Phillip Glass  

Tsunami Benefit Show
The Bowery Electric; 3/24 at 6 p.m.; 327 Bowery., nr. 2nd St.; 212-228-0228
Alan Merrill, the original artist of "I Love Rock N Roll," shows his affection for Japan (along with the Left Banke and more) in this benefit for the Red Cross. $10

To Japan/Love New York
Munch Gallery; 3/26 at 8 p.m.; 245 Broome St., at Ludlow St.; 212-228-1600
Donated artworks from street artists Army of One, the emotive Michael Alan, and scores more will be up for auction, with entertainment provided by by Penny Arcade and Nicholas Gorham and with all proceeds benefiting the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Free

A Dance for Japan
Trophy Bar; 3/26 at 7 p.m.; 351 Broadway, nr. Keap St., Williamsburg; 347-227-8515
The bar promises D.J. jams, $3 beer, and tasty raffle prizes like a Maharlika brunch, a four-course dinner for two at Le Comptoir, or $100 dollars' worth of ice cream from the ecofriendly Emack and Bolio's. $10, which includes a raffle ticket

Japan Earthquake Charity Exhibition
Ouchi Gallery; 3/26 at 7 p.m.; 170 Tillary St., Ste. 507., nr. Gold St., Brooklyn; 347-987-4605
The Japanese art gallery is hosting a charity exhibition of donated items, with live jazz and traditional music accompaniment. Attendees may bid on items or give at the door, with all proceeds going toward the Japanese Red Cross Society. Free

Brewers for Brewers
Brooklyn Brewery; 3/28 8 p.m.; 79 N. 11th St.,nr. Wythe Ave., Brooklyn
Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy's No. 43) has teamed up with six breweries (Sixpoint, Brooklyn Brewery, Heartland, Kelso, Empire, Lagunitas), the Meat Hook, and local Japanese restaurants for a night of food and beer with all proceeds going toward the "Kiuchi Brewery earthquake fund," set up by the U.S. importer of Hitachino. $50

To Japan With Love
Le Poisson Rouge; 3/29 at 10 p.m.; 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474
Multimedia artist and legend Yoko Ono performs with her experimental Plastic Ono band. Also on the bill are Patti Smith with Tony Shanahan, and a specially reunited Cibo Matto. $100

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