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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

Matsuri Dinner and Dance
Matsuri; 4/1 at 6 p.m.; the Maritime Hotel, 369 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-243-6400
It’s a benefit dinner and a show when the ballroom welcomes NYC-based Japanese dance company Sachiyo Ito and Company, who will perform traditional Japanese dances in twenty-minute increments, with 10 percent of all the night’s proceedings going toward disaster relief. Cost of dinner

A Benefit Concert for Japan withTaka Kigawa
Le Poisson Rouge; 4/2 at 6:30 p.m.; 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474
The young and energetic classical pianist is highly pedigreed, having won first prize in the prestigious 1990 Japan Music Foundation Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Diploma Prize at the 1990 Concurs Internacional Maria Canals De Barcelona in Spain. $25

Concert to Benefit Japan Earthquake Relief
Abrons Arts Center; 4/8 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 466 Grand St.., at Pitt St.; 212-598-0400
Over a dozen artists from all musical walks donate their talents for the relief effort. The 6:30 show includes Thurston Moore, Erik Friedlander, and Elliott Sharp on the lineup, while the 9:30 has Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, and Buke and Gass. $35-$50

Concert for Japan
Japan Society; 4/9, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; 333 E. 47th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-832-1155
All of the proceeds from this twelve-hour extravaganza go toward the relief efforts. Organized by John Zorn, the bill also includes Philip Glass & Hal Willner, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. For the kiddies (and, okay, adults too), there’s special activities like origami and washi lantern-making. Admission also gains you unlimited access to the Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art exhibition. $5 General; $100 Gala Block

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