Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Loggia & Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum
Celebrate the Japanese New Year with Kagami Kai, an acclaimed mochi group, as it presents the colorful and exciting new year tradition of mochi pounding to make delectably sweet rice cakes, with music, dance, and traditional costumes. As part of the day, paint a Year of the Boar netsuke (charm) and make a wish for the new year. Free with admission ($15), 415-581-3500, asianart.org