April 20 - June 19, 2005

Concerts Drama Sports Festivals
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Apr. 23
Sakkyo Symphonic Brass Concert
(札響シンフォニック・ブラス・コンサート2005) -- Reserved seats: \4,500. Unreserved: \4,000. Reserved (high schooler & under): \2,000. Unreserved (high schooler & under): \1,000. 2:30PM. Kitara (Secretariat 520-1771)

Apr. 28, 29
The 478th Regular Concert of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
(札幌交響楽団 第478回定期演奏会) -- Conducted by Tadaaki Otaka. SS: \6,000. S: \5,000. A: \4,500. B: \4,000. C:\3,000. Student: \1,500. 7PM on the 28th. 3PM on the 29th. Kitara (Secretariat 520-1771)

May 5
The World of Great Composers, Part V 〜 Beethoven's "Emperor" and "Pastoral" symphonies
(大作曲家の世界 Part V 〜ベートーヴェンの「皇帝」&「田園」〜) -- Masterpieces of Beethoven conducted by Henrik Schaefer, with piano by Gerhard Oppitz. S: \5,500. A: \5,000. B: \4,500. C: \4,000. High, jr. high & elem. schooler: \1,000. 2PM. Kitara

May 7
The 7th Sakkyo Club Concert
(札響くらぶコンサート2005) -- Get closer to the Sakkyo members through Mr. Otaka, who will talk about the orchestra and some of its musical instruments. \3,000. High schooler under: \500. 5PM. Kitara (Secretariat 520-1771)

May 17
Lang Lang Piano Recital
(ラン・ラン ピアノリサイタル) -- First appearance of this talented young Chinese pianist in Sapporo. This is a concert to celebrate the 25th year of the sister-city relationship between Sapporo and Shenyang, China. S: \5,000. A: \4,000. B: \3,000. 7PM. Kitara (UHB 214-5261)

May 24
Narimichi Kawabata Violin Concert
(川畠成道全国ツアー ヴァイオリンコンサート) -- One of the most popular violinists in Japan, with the pianist Daniel Ben Pienaar from South Africa. S: \5,000. A: \4,000. B: \3,000. 7PM. Kitara (Hokkaido Geikyo) "Afternoon Concer" will be held at 1:30PM at the same place. \2,500.

May 25
Richard Clayderman et Son Orchestre 〜Japan Tour 2005
(リチャード・クレイダーマン・オーケストラ) -- A performance by the very popular pianist and master of love ballads. S: \6,500. A: \5,500. B: \4,500. Love seat (for two): \12,000. 6:30PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (Kyodo Sapporo)

May 27
That's Entertainment - Hokkaido International School Concert
(ザッツ・エンタテインメント 北海道インターナショナル・スクール・コンサート) -- A magical choral revue of cinema music. This year all adults are requested to contribute an extra \500 to the H.I.S. Third World Scholarshiund. Adult: \2,000. Students: \1,000. Elem. Schooler and under: \500. 7PM. Kitara (Call Mrs. Takeda at Hokkaido International School, 816-5000)

May 27,28
28 The 479th Regular Concert of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

(札幌交響楽団 第479回定期演奏会) -- Conducted by Ken Takaseki. SS: \6,000. S: \5,000. A: \4,500. B: \4,000. C:\3,000. Student: \1,500. 7PM on the 27th. 3PM on the 28th. Kitara (Secretariat, 520-1771)

May 31
Percy Faith and His Orchestra
(パーシー・フェイス・オーケストラ) -- A collection of music from classic movies. "Moon River"(Breakfast at Tiffany's), "Tara's Theme"(Gone with the Wind), and more. S: \7,500. A: \6,500. B: \5,500. 6:30PM. Kitara (Doshin Bunka Jigyo-sha)

June 1
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
(オルフェウス室内管弦楽団) -- Orpheus is a conductorless, multi-leadered orchestra of international renown. This time they perform Sibelius, Prokofiev and others, with the pianist Kathryn Stott from England. S: \8,000. A: \7,000. B: \6,000. C: \5,000. 7PM. Kitara (Doshin Bunka Jigyo-sha)

June 7
Sir James Galway 〜 Flute Recital
(キング・オブ・ザ・フルート サー・ジェームズ・ゴールウェイ フルート・リサイタル) -- World of fantasy created by the King of the Flute. With guest flutist Lady Jeanne Galway and guest pianist Phillip Moll. S: \8,000. A: \6,000. B:\5,000. C: \4,000. 7PM. Kitara (Hokkaido Geikyo) Sir James Galway will give an open lesson on June 5, at Sapporo Sunplaza Hall (N24 W5). It starts at 4PM. Bring your flute. Admission: \2,000. Applicants who bought the ticket of the recital on the 7th are invited for this lesson for free (first 500 people only).

June 10
Wien Series VII 〜 Wien Serenade 2005
(オペラ・オペレッタクラシック ウィーンシリーズ7 ウィーン・セレナーデ) -- Violinists Sandor Deki Lakatos and his son, with pianist Valer Hegedus. Plus Erika Swoboda on zither, Austria's native instrument. S: \3,500. A:\3,000. 7PM. Kitara (Office One)

June 12
Yoshihiro Kondo plays Chopin
(近藤嘉宏 ショパン・名曲の世界) -- Commemorating the 10th anniversary of his debut. A: \3,000. B: \2,000. 7PM. Kitara (Office One)

June 13
Kitara World Orchestra Series, Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra

(Kitara ワールドオーケストラシリーズ フィリップ・ヘレヴェッヘ指揮 ロイヤル・フランダース・フィルハーモニー管弦楽団) -- World of Beethoven conducted by Philippe Herreweghe from Belgium. S: \12,000. A: \10,000. B: \8,000. C: \6,000. D: \4,000. Students: \3,000. 7PM. Kitara

June 18, 19
The 480th Regular Concert of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
(札幌交響楽団 第480回定期演奏会) -- Conducted by Hiroyuki Iwaki. SS: \6,000. S: \5,000. A: \4,500. B: \4,000. C:\3,000. Student: \1,500. 7PM on the 18th. 3PM on the 19th. Kitara (Secretariat 520-1771)

June 21
The Czech National Bruno Opera "Carmen"
(チェコ国立ブルノ歌劇場オペラ「カルメン」) -- Performance of the very popular opera. S: \19,000. A: \16,000. B: \13,000. C: \10,000. D: \8,000. 6:30PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (HTB Promotion 824-4171)


Apr. 23
Towa Tei "Flash" tour feat. Mondo Grosso
(テイ・トウワ「Flash」ツアー feat. モンド・グロッソ) -- \4,000 + 1 drink. 9PM. HALL F-45 (Roth Entertainment 208-0651)

May 1
Neil Aline Japan Tour
(ニール・アライン) -- House music club event party. Special guest DJs Neil Aline and Studio Apartment. \3,000 + 1 drink. 9PM. HALL F-45 (Roth Entertainment 208-0651)

May 7
(ジャズトロニック) -- Experience the unique and exciting music of Ryota Nozaki. \4,000 + 1 drink. 9PM. HALL F-45 (Roth Entertainment, 208-0651)

May 8
Okuda Tamio Tour "MTR&Y05"
(奥田民生) -- His last of his thirties. \5,500 + \500 (1 drink). 6PM. Zepp Sapporo (WESS)

May 20
Imawano Kiyoshiro & Nice Middle with New Blue Day Horns
(忌野清志郎& Nice Middle with New Blue Day Horns) -- "Living God" of Japanese Rock. \6,000. 6:30PM. Sapporo Citizen's Hall (WESS)

May 20
Infinity 16 & Interceptor
(インフィニティ16&インターセプター) -- Performance by popular Japanese reggae crew. \3,000 + 1 drink. 10PM. HALL F-45 (Roth Entertainment 208-0651)

May 21
Soul Punch 2005 Crazy Ken Band Show
(クレイジー・ケン・バンド) -- Free seating. \6,300 + 1 drink. 7PM. Zepp Sapporo (Roth Entertainment 208-0651)

May 31
The Kingston Trio Japan Tour
(キングストントリオ札幌公演) -- Pop versions of traditional folk songs, played on folk guitar and banjo. \6,000. 7PM. Sapporo Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan (Festival Enterprise 251-8870)

June 1
T.O.K Japan Tour 2005
(T.O.K ジャパンツアー2005) -- Reggae and hip-hop group from Kingston, Jamaica. \6,800 + \500 (1 drink). 7PM. Zepp Sapporo (Bossa)

June 3, 4
B'z Live-Gym 2005 "Circle of Rock"
-- Following the release of their new album, "The Circle." Reserved seating only. \7,500. 6:30PM. Makomanai Ice Arena (Your Song)

June 11
Elephant Kashimashi
(エレファントカシマシ) -- A powerful and energetic live performance. \4,200 + \500 (1 drink). 6PM. Penny Lane 24 (WESS)

June 13, 14
Ken Hirai 10th Anniversary Tour
(平井堅) -- His last single "Hitomi-wo-tojite" was the best selling single of the year 2004. Reserved seating only. \6,800. 6:30PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (WESS)

June 17
Masayuki Suzuki 〜Taste of Martini Tour 2005
(鈴木雅之) -- Get to know his mature, soulful music through songs from his new album "Ebony & Ivory" released on Apr. 20. Reserved seating only. \6,500. 6:30PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (WESS)


May 19, 23
Sadao Watanabe ~Traveling North 2005"
(渡辺貞夫 Traveling North 2005) -- "Nabe-Sada," one of the fathers of Japan's jazz scene will come back to Doshin-Hall after a 37-years absence. S: \6,000. A: \5,000. 7PM. Doshin-Hall (Bossa)

May 25
100 Gold Fingers ~Piano Playhouse Part 9
(富士通スペシャル 100ゴールド・フィンガーズ ピアノ・プレイハウス・パート9) -- The Jazz pianists Junior Mance, Ray Bryant and others, with special guests Bob Cranshaw (bass) and Grady Tate (drums). S: \6,500. A: \5,500. 6:30PM. Kitara (Bossa)

May 30
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 2005 Spring Tour "Answer"
(東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ) -- Feel the hot soul of Tokyo Ska who have just released their new album, "Answer." Reserved Seating only. \5,250. 7PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (WESS)


Apr. 23
Katsura Sanshi ~ Rakugo in Spica
(桂三枝 創作落語会) -- A rakugo (comic monologue) performance by Katsura Sanshi, one of the most popular rakugo performers in Japan. Reserved seating only. \4,300. 3PM. Sapporo Media Park Spica (Spica Information 280-7836)

Apr. 26
Mai-daiko Asuka-gumi
(舞太鼓あすか組 天地鳴動の世界) -- A mixture of powerful taiko drumming and traditional Japanese dance. Reserved seating only. \4,000. 6:30PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (MIN-ON)

May 8
Live image essentielle
(ライブ・イマージュ・エッセンシェル) -- Healing music from the "image essentielle" series, performed by many popular Japanese musicians such as Taro Hakase, Gontiti etc. \7,800. 6PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (WESS)

May 10
Ballads and Folktales Night
(英国ファンタジーの夕べ〜伝承の謡と民話〜) -- Scottish harp introduced by the English wandering minstrel Nick Hennessey. \3,500. Sapporo Luther Hall (Hokkaido Nick Hennesey-no-kai 615-3544)


May 17
Silvie Guillem performs "Three Love Stories"
(シルヴィ・ギエム「三つの愛の物語」) -- "Winter dreams," "Carmen," and "Marguerite and Armand" perfomed by ballerina Silvie Guillem. S:\18,000. A:\16,000. B:\14,000. C:\12,000. D:\10,000. 6:30PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (Doshin Bunka Jigyo-sha)

June 17, 18
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
(トロカデロ・デ・モンテカルロバレエ団) -- Is this art or a joke? Hilarious performance by the all-male ballet troupe. 17th at Muroran City Cultural Hall. S: \7,000. A: \6,000. 6:30PM. (Muroran Ongaku-bunka-kyokai 0143-44-9922). 18th at Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Sapporo. S: \7,500. A: \6,500. B: \5,500. 6PM. (WESS)

June 21
El Tango 2005 〜 Osvaldo Berlingieri
(エル・タンゴ2005 オスバルド・ベリンジェリ楽団) -- The heart of Tango from Argentina, supervised by the great Maestro Osvaldo Berlingieri, with the dance couple Vanessa & Davi. S: \4,000. A: \3,000. 7PM. Kitara (Office One)

June 22
Les Ballet Grandiva
(グランディーババレエ団) -- Elegant and funny performance by the all-male ballet troupe. S: \7,500. A: 6,500. B: 5,500. 6:30PM. Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Kaikan (Doshin Bunka Jigyo-sha)


Apr. 21
Free Translation "Romeo and Juliet"
(楠美津香のひとりシェイクスピア 超訳「ロミオとジュリエット」) -- Monodrama by Mitsuka Kusunoki. \3,000. 7:30PM. PATOS (Kotoni 1-4, Nishi-ku. Secretariat 612-8383)

Apr. 23
Hokusei Girls High School English musical: "Grease"
(北星学園女子高等学校英語科・卒業公演英語ミュージカル「グリース」) -- Annual English play by the students. An original song written by the students also appears in the play. 2PM. Hokusei Girls High School auditorium (S4 W17) (Inquiries 561-7153)

Apr. 23, 24
Solo puppet performance of "King Lear"
(沢則行・一人芝居「リア王」) -- Silent performance by Noriyuki Sawa, a puppeteer who has was born in Hokkaido and is an instructor at DAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech. \3,500. 7:30PM on the 23rd. 3PM on the 24th. PATOS (Kotoni 1-4, Nishi-ku. Secretariat 612-8383)

May 27, 28
Shiki Theatrical Company "Ondine"
(2005年劇団四季「オンディーヌ」北海道公演)--S:\7,350. A:\5,250. B:\3,150. 6:30PM on the 27th. 1PM on the 28th. Sapporo Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan (Shiki Theatrical Company 03-5776-6728)

June 17
"Emergency Landing" by Performance Theater Mizuto Abura (oil and water)
(パフォーマンスシアター「水と油」公演「不時着」) -- Mime from a group which is attracting attention for its unique and fast-paced performance. They were nominated for the Total Theatre Award of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2000 and won The Herald Angel Award the following year. \3,500. 7PM. Sapporo Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan (271-5822) They will also hold a mime workshop on the day before, June 16. Participants must have some experience of dance or theater. Apply no later than June 10, at the Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan. Maximum 30 participants. 7PM - 9PM. \2,000. (\1,000 if bought a ticket for the performance.) (271-5822)


[ Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (857-3939) ]
* Official Games
Apr. 25, 26, 27: vs. Hawks. 6PM
Apr. 29, 30 and May 1: vs. Buffaloes. 1PM on the 29th and the 1st, 1:30PM on the 30th
* Inter-league Games
May 6, 7, 8: vs. Tigers. 6PM on 6th, 1PM on 7th and 8th.
May 13, 14, 15: vs. Bay Stars. 6PM on 13th, 1PM on 14th and 15th.
May 17, 18, 19: vs. Dragons. 6PM
May 27, 29: vs. Swallows. 6PM on the 27th, 1PM on the 29th
May 28: vs. Swallows. 1PM at Maruyama Stadium
May 31, June 1, 2: vs. Giants. 6PM
June 14, 15, 16: vs. Carp. 6PM
S: \4,500. A: \3,500. Infield upper seating (reserved): \2,200 (\1,100 for ages 4 through jr. high school). Infield free seating: \2,000 (\1,000 for ages 4 through jr. high school). Bleacher free seating: \1,500 (\800 for ages 4 through jr. high school). 730 ticket (for admission after 7:30PM on weekdays. Not available when tickets sell out.): Infield upper seating: \1,100. Infield free seating: \1,000. Bleacher free seating: \800. Sapporo Dome (850-1000)

[ Consadole Sapporo: 858-5313 ]
J-League Division 2
Apr. 23: vs. Fukuoka. 1PM. Sapporo Dome
May 4: vs. Yokohama. 2PM. Sapporo Dome
May 14: vs. Mito. 2PM. Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium
May 28: vs. Kusatsu. 1PM. Sapporo Atsubetsu Stadium
June 11: vs. Tokushima. 2PM. Sapporo Dome

adidas Futsal Fiesta Opening Event
(adidas Futsal Fiesta オープニング・イベント) -- Futsal Fiesta in the center of Susukino re-opens on Apr. 23. To mark this, an indoor soccer tournament will be played. A special team with Ruy Ramos, an ex-Japan national player, will join the games (30th). Entries for the tournament are now being accepted (max. no. of teams is 16). Application fee per team: \13,650. Admission to watch games: \500. adidas Futsal Fiesta (Rooftop of Robinson's Department Store). (Roth Entertainment 208-0651)


Until Apr. 22
The Crocus Fair
(クロッカスフェア) -- Varieties of crocus are in full bloom. Adult: \800. Elem. schooler: \300. 10AM- 6PM. Yuni Garden, Yuni-cho. (0123-82-2001)

May 12
Otaru Bar-Hopping
(小樽はしご酒大会) -- Win a prize by bar-hopping and collecting five stamps from specified bars and restaurants in Otaru. Hanazono bar and restaurant district, Otaru. (Secretariat 0134-32-7900)

May 20 - 22
Sapporo Lilac Festival
(さっぽろライラック祭り) -- The Lilac is Sapporo's official tree, and this festival marks the arrival of summer and the tourist season. Lilac seedlings are given to visitors on a first come, first served bases. Odori Park (Executive Committee 211-2376)

June 8 - 12
Yosakoi Soran Festival
(YOSAKOI ソーラン祭り) -- The dynamic dance festival of Yosakoi Soran, a mix of the traditional Yosakoi dance of Kochi Prefecture and Soran music of Hokkaido. Odori Park and other sites in Sapporo. (Executive Committee 231-4351)

Visual Arts

Until May 22
Artists' emotions expressed in colors
(色彩が語る画家の感情) -- Adult: \300. High schooler: \150. 9:30AM - 5PM. (no admittance after 4:30PM). Closed Mondays (and May 6, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26). Otaru City Museum of Art (0134-34-0035)

Until May 29
"Jean Cocteau" from the collection of Severin Wunderman
(サヴァリン・ワンダーマン・コレクション ジャン・コクトー展) -- Cocteau's unique, rare works from the private collection of Severin Wunderman. Adult: \1,100. College student & high schooler: \700. Elem. & jr. high schooler: \400. 9:30AM - 5PM (no admittance after 4:30PM). Closed Mondays. Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (644-6881)

Until June 26
Notes on Migishi Kohtaro by his wife Setsuko
(三岸好太郎に関するノオト〜節子が解説する好太郎) -- This exhibition introduces the works of Migishi Kohtaro with notes on the works by his wife Setsuko from her point of view as an artist. Adult: \450. College students & high schooler: \220. 9:30AM - 5PM (no admittance after 4:30PM). Closed Mondays. Migishi Kohtaro Museum of Art (644-8901)

Until May 15
Learning to Enjoy Modern Art from Dick Bruna's Work
(美術館に行こう!ディック・ブルーナに学ぶモダン・アートの楽しみ方) -- Introducing the art of Dick Bruna, a Dutch writer and painter who produced Miffy, the long-loved cartoon character. Adult: \800. College & high school student: \500. Elem. & jr. high schooler: \300. 9:45AM-5PM (no admittance after 4:30PM). Closed Mondays. Sapporo Art Park (591-0090)

Until July 26
The brilliancy of life by Vittorio Constantini "The small world of excellent glass works"
(〜ガラスに吹き込まれた命の輝き〜ヴィットリオ・コンスタンティーニの小さな世界展) -- Exhibit of the works by Vittorio Constantini, born and raised in Venice, who put his love of little animals into these very small and fine glass works. Adult: \700. Jr. high schooler & high schooler: \500. Elementary schooler: \400. 9AM - 6PM (no admittance after 5:30PM). Kitaichi Venetian Art Museum (0134-33-1717)


Until May 8
Goods from good old days〜Retrospection of Showa period〜
(なつかし想いでタウン〜横丁からブームまで〜昭和レトロ博2) -- Adult: \800. High school and jr. high schooler: \700. Elem. schooler: \600. 10PM-7PM. Sapporo Factory Nijo-kan B1 (Secretariat 218-2255)

Apr. 29-May 5
Hokkaido World Orchid Show 2005
(ほっかいどう世界の蘭展2005) -- Varieties of orchid collected from all over the world. \1,500. 9:30AM-5PM (11AM-5PM on Apr. 29) Access Sapporo (Executive Committee 271-3083)

May 15
Overseas Study and Working Holiday Festival
(春の留学イベント IN さっぽろ 留学&ワーキングホリデーフェスティバル) -- Briefings on working holidays, and overseas language study. Personal counseling also given. Reservations necessary. 1PM - 5PM. Wish International Sapporo Branch (N5 W2, JR Tower 12F) (Wish International, Inc. 0120-470790)

May 19−May 25
The 4th Hakata Fair
(第4回博多の観光と物産展) -- Enjoy local specialties from Hakata, Kyushu, southern Japan. 10AM - 8PM. Sapporo Tokyu Department Store, 9F (212-2211)

Until July. 31
Atsuta Port Morning Market
(あつた港朝市) -- Various kinds of fish available fresh from Atsuta Port. Atsuta Fish Festival will be held on May 8. Come and enjoy the local dish hama-nabe for free. 7AM-2PM. Atsuta Port (0133-78-2006)

Until Mar. 2006
Russian lessons provided by Japan-Eurasia Society
(日本ユーラシア協会北海道連合会・札幌支部2005年度ロシア語講座) -- Registration by phone. Mon-Sat. Elementary, intermediate and advanced classes available. Japan-Eurasia Society Hokkaido Rengo. Elm Bldg, 4F, N9 W4. (Contact Hirai or Nakahara 707-0933)

[Volunteer Japanese lessons]
- J. WORKS -

Contact Ms. Takahashi at 080-1893-1293
1:30PM - 3PM on Sat. Sapporo MN Bldg, 6F, N1 W3.

[Free Japanese lesson]
May 14: Japanese-style things 1(和風小物1)
May 21: Natural Japanese(自然な日本語)
June 11: Playing with imitative and mimetic words(擬音語・擬態語で遊ぼう)
June 18: Giving and receiving expressions(授受表現)

Contact Ms. Yokoyama at 612-8616 (English available).
Conversation lessons: beginner, elementary1 & 2, intermediate.
Materials fee: \100/lesson. Mon. 6 - 8PM. (Apr. 25. May 9, 16, 23, 30. June 13, 20). Sapporo Citizen's Hall.

[Flea Markets]
Nihon Recycle Network Hokkaido
(1) Ito Yoka-do Chitose Branch: Apr. 24, May 29. 9AM - 2PM.
(2) Community Dome "Tsudome": Apr. 30, May 1. 10AM - 5PM. (Admission \500)
(3) Ito Yoka-do Eniwa Branch: May 4, May 29. 9AM - 2PM.
(4) Kita-ku Ward Office: May 5. 9AM - 2PM.
(5) Seiyu Kiyota Branch: May 7. 9AM - 2PM.
(6) Nishi-ku Ward Office: May 8. 9AM - 1PM.
(7) Seiyu Teine Branch: May 14. 9AM - 2PM.
(8) Nakajima Park: May 15. 10AM - 2PM
(9) Ebetsu City Office: May 15. 9AM - 2PM
(10) Seiyu Motomachi Branch: May 21. 9AM - 2PM.
(11) Nishi-ku Ward Office: May 22. 9AM - 1PM.
(12) Co-op Motomachi Branch: May 22. 9AM - 2PM.
(13) Seiyu Nishimachi Branch: May 28. 9AM - 1PM.

Recycle Undo Shimin no Kai
10AM - 2PM unless otherwise stated.
(1) Elm-no-sato Park (Underneath JR tracks, N6 W8): Apr. 23, May 3.
(2) Milk-no-sato (Next to Sapporo Satoland): Apr. 23, May 7, 22.
(3) Atsubetsu Fureai Square (in front of Atsubetsu Ward Office): Apr. 24, May 5.
(4) Kiyota-ku Ward Office: Apr. 24, May 14.
(5) Nakajima Park: Apr. 29, May 7, 21.
(6) Tsukisamu Green Dome: Apr. 29
(7) Teine (next to Tetsuhoku Elem. School): Apr. 29, May 3, 29.
(8) Ito Yoka-do Kotoni Branch: Apr. 30, May 29.
(9) Nishi-ku Ward Office: May 1, 21.
(10) Teine (Jac Cartlet): May 1.
(11) Takino Suzuran Hillside Park: May 15.
(12) Ito Yoka-do Shinkawa Branch: May 15.
(13) Yume Ichiba Atsubetsu: May 22.
(14) Sapporo City Office: May 29.
For more info, see

May 21 Hokkaido International School Spring Bazaar
Hokkaido International School will hold its annual Spring Bazaar. The event features a flea market and craft fair, international food, and other entertainment. 10:30AM-2:30PM. Hokkaido International School (Hiragishi 5-jo 19-chome, Toyohira) (816-5000)

=Southern Hokkaido=

Apr. 23 ~ May 15
Matsumae Cherry Blossom Festival
(松前さくらまつり) -- Enjoy 250 varieties of cherry trees flowering with over 10,000 cherry blossoms. Other events as well. Matsumae Park. (Matsumae Tourist Association 01394-2-2726)

Apr. 27
Mai-daiko Asuka-gumi
(舞太鼓あすか組 天地鳴動の世界) -- \4,000. 6:30PM. Hakodate Citizen's Hall. (MIN-ON Hakodate 0138-56-6922)

May 20
Sadao Watanabe Traveling North 2005
(渡辺貞夫トラベリングノース2005) -- Hakodate Kanamori-Hall (Bossa)

May15 - July 3
Russian Children's Picture Books from the 1920s and 1930s
(幻のロシア絵本) -- Exhibition of rare Russian picture books from the 1920s and '30s influenced by the Russian Avant Garde. Adult: \1,000. College students & high schooler: \600. Elem. & jr. high schooler: \300. 9:30AM - 5PM (no admittance after 4:30PM). Closed Mondays. Hakodate Museum of Art (0138-56-6311)

May 31
Shiki Theatrical Company "Ondine"
(2005年劇団四季「オンディーヌ」北海道公演) --S:\7,350. A:\5,250. B:\3,150. 6:30PM. Hakodate Citizen's Hall (Shiki Theatrical Company 03-5776-6728)

=Northern Hokkaido=

Apr. 23
Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in Japanese
(楠美津香のひとりシェイクスピア 超訳「ロミオとジュリエット」) -- Adult: \2,500. Students: \2,000. 2PM & 7PM. Theater Core (0166-63-3629)

May 29
Shiki Theatrical Company "Ondine"
(2005年劇団四季「オンディーヌ」北海道公演) --SS:\7,350. S: \6,300. A:\5,250. B:\3,150. 6:30PM. Asahikawa Citizen's Cultural Hall (Shiki Theatrical Company 03-5776-6728)

Until May 22
Mizuki Shigeru Retrospective
(大・水木しげる展) -- A great collection of original paintings, manuscripts and publications by this popular cartoonist, well-known for his drawings based on Japanese ghost stories. Adults: \1,000. College students & high schooler: \600. Elem. & jr. high schooler: \400. 9:30AM - 5PM (no admittance after 4:30PM). Closed Mondays. Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art (0166-25-2577)

June 19
Emergency Landing. Mime by Performance Theater Mizuto Abura (oil and water)
(パフォーマンスシアター「水と油」公演「不時着」) -- \2,000. Furano Engeki Kojo (0167-39-0333)

June 21, 23
Yosui Inoue Concert Tour 2005
(井上陽水) -- Reserved seating only. \8,400. 7PM. 21st at Asahikawa Citizen's Cultural Hall. 23rd at Wakkanai Cultural Hall (WESS)

=Eastern Hokkaido=

Early May - Early June
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair
(かみゆうべつチューリップフェア) -- See 120 species and over 1 million tulips blooming along Route 24. Tulip bulbs and cut flowers are on sale. Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park (Kamiyubetsu Tourist Association 01586-2-3600)

Apr. 23 - June 22
Akira Kurosawa Drawings
(黒澤明アート展) -- The great movie director Akira Kurosawa was also a talented painter. This exhibition introduces the storyboards he drew for his movies. Adult: \800. College students & high schooler: \400. Elem. & jr. high schooler: \200. 9:30AM-5PM (no admittance after 4:30PM). Closed Mondays. Kushiro Art Museum (0154-23-2381)

May 22
Sadao Watanabe Traveling North 2005
(渡辺貞夫トラベリングノース2005) -- S: \6,000. A: \5,000. 6:30PM. Kushiro Lifelong Learning Center (Bossa)

May 25
Shiki Theatrical Company "Ondine"
(2005年劇団四季「オンディーヌ」北海道公演) --S:\7,350. A:\5,250. B:\3,150. 6:30PM. Otofuke Culture Center (Shiki Theatrical Company 03-5776-6728)

Until May 31
Yukara Dramatization: "Story of a Hero Running in the Sky"
(ユーカラ劇「天駆ける英雄の物語」) -- Performance of the Ainu epic passed down through generations. Adult: \1,300. Children: \650. 9PM in April. 8:50PM in May Lake Akanko Ainu Kotan On-ne Chise (0154-67-2727)

June 18, 20
Yosui Inoue Concert Tour 2005
(井上陽水) -- Reserved seating only. \8,400. 7PM. 18th at Nemuro Cultural Hall, 20th at Kitami Citizen's Hall (WESS)

June 24
Narimichi Kawabata Violin Concert
(川畠成道ヴァイオリンコンサート) -- \3,500. 7PM. Kushiro Citizen's Culture Hall (Secretariat 0154-42-8181)

Until June 26
Pablo Picasso, L'oeuvre Grave 1904-1966, Collection Galerie D'art Arai
(新井記念美術館所蔵 ピカソ版画展) -- An unique exhibition of etchings and lithographs by Picasso. Adult: \950. College students & high schooler: \550. Elem. & jr. high schooler: \400. 9:30AM-5PM (no admittance after 4:30PM) Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art (0155-22-6963)


Million Dollar Baby

May 28
In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone, until Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) walks into his gym. In turns exasperating and inspiring each other, the two come to discover that they share a common spirit that transcends the pain and loss of their pasts, and they find in each other a sense of family they lost long ago. Yet, they both face a battle that will demand more heart and courage than any they've ever known. Directed by Clint Eastwood and winner of the 4 Oscars, including his second for Best Director. A, B, J, K, L
長く娘と仲たがいし、人を寄せ付けない人生を送ってきたボクシング・トレーナー、フランキー(クリント・イーストウッド)と、 不遇な人生の中でボクシングに夢を賭けるマギー(ヒラリー・スワンク)。初めはマギーをすげなく追い返すフランキーだが、いつしか二人の間には、 同じ孤独と喪失感を背負って生きる者同士の絆が芽生えていく。本年度アカデミー賞4部門を受賞。 2005年5月28日、丸の内ピカデリー1他全国松竹・東急系ロードショー ムービーアイ+松竹 共同配給  提供:ムービーアイ+ポニーキャニオン+松竹+博報堂DYメディアパートナーズ+テレビ東京+WOWOW A, B, J, K, L

Son of the Mask

Now On
The sequel to "The Mask," which starred Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz. In this sequel, Tim Avery (Jamie Kennedy), an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his infant son gains the power of the Mask of Loki, which transforms its user into a manic shapeshifter. As bad as a baby with godlike powers might seem, the really bad news is that Loki (Alan Cumming) wants his mask back. Distributed by Gaga-Humax. A, B, J, K

Shall We Dance?

Apr. 23
Starring Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, this is a Hollywood remake of the 1996 Japanese hit film "Shall We Dance?" John Clark (Gere) is a man with a wonderful job, a charming wife (Sarandon) and a loving family, who nevertheless feels that something is missing. When he sees a beautiful woman in the window of a dance studio, he impulsively jumps off the train and signs up for dance lessons, hoping to meet her. Distributed by Gaga Communications Powered by Humax Cinema. A, B, E, J, K, L

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The Manchurian Candidate
(クライシス・オブ・アメリカ) -- When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened or didn't happen. A

Constantine(コンスタンティン) - Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer, Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister (also played by Weisz), their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. A, B, C, J, K.

Les Choristes(コーラス) -- Things start to pick up for the boys at a juvenile institution with the arrival of new teacher Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), a moon-faced sad sack whose calm demeanor masks a canny intuition and a real talent for emotionally connecting with his students. An unsuccessful musician, Mathieu decides to start a school choir, an idea that is not welcomed by his boss. French. B.

House of the Dead(ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド) -- This film is a prequel to the video game series of the same title. A group of teens arrive on an island for a rave -- only to discover the island has been taken over by zombies. The group takes refuge in a house where they try to survive the night. A.

Flight of the Phoenix(フライト・オブ・ザ・フェニックス) -- A story about the triumph of the human spirit. A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is to do the impossible -- build a new plane from the wreckage. A, L.

Lightning in a Bottle(ライトニング・イン・ア・ボトル) -- Documentary about a one-night, one-time-only concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, featuring blues/rock greats B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Steven Tyler, Macy Gray and others performing together. Produced by Martin Scorsese. C.

Mar adentro (The Sea Inside / 海を飛ぶ夢) -- The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. Spanish. B.

Infernal Affairs III: End Inferno(インファナル・アフェアIII 終極無間) -- In this third installment of the serial, officer Lau must contend with a marriage on the skids, an internal investigation, and a young cop who reminds him of himself. Cantonese, Mandarin. A, B.

The Aviator(アビエイター) -- A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes, from the late 1920's to the mid 1940's. The script begins with a young, perfectionistic Hughes (Leonard DiCaprio) directing "Hell's Angels." Directed by Martin Scorsese. A, B, J, K.

National Treasure(ナショナル・トレジャー) -- A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries. He competes with his former employer. A, B, E, J, K.

- Starts April -

Hide and Seek(ハイド・アンド・シーク/暗闇のかくれんぼ) -- After the suicide of his wife, David (Robert DeNiro), a psychologist, and his daughter Emily (Dakota Fanning) move upstate. Emily creates an imaginary friend named Charlie, but things soon take an unexpected and terrifying turn…A, B.

Wimbledon(ウィンブルドン) -- A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119 (get it?). Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon. A.

A Bittersweet Life(甘い人生)- Starring Lee Byung Hun. Love Story. Korean. A, B.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story(ドッジボール) -- A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their local gym from being swallowed up by a corporate health fitness chain. B

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid(アナコンダ2) -- A scientific expedition sets out for the island of Borneo. They are in search of the blood orchid, which reports say can lead to a longer life. In the rainforests of Borneo, they encounter…anacondas. A.

Bunshinsaba(コックリさん)-- Korean horror. Korean. A, B, C, J, K.

- Starts May -

Korean Cinema Festival 2005(韓流シネマフェスティバル2005)-- Screening more than 10 Korean films. May 14 to June 17. C.

Blade: Trinity(ブレイド3) -- Wesley Snipes returns as the day-walking vampire hunter in the explosive third and final film in the Blade franchise. When the Vampire Nation hatches a plan to frame Blade in a series of brutal killings, he must join forces with the Nightstalkers, a clan of human vampire hunters, in an extreme battle in which the trail of blood leads directly to the notorious vampire, Dracula. A.

Friday Night Lights(プライド 栄光への絆) -- Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas, and its heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers. A

Kingdom of Heaven(キングダム・オブ・ヘヴン) -- During the Crusades of the 12th Century, Balian of Ibelin (Orlando Bloom), a young blacksmith in Jerusalem, rises to protect his people from foreign invaders. Directed by Ridley Scott. A, B.

The Butterfly Effect(バタフライ・エフェクト) -- Supernatural thriller. A young man has no recollection of a terrifying series of events from his childhood. As he grows up he finds a way to recapture these lost memories. A.

Closer(クローサー) -- An intriguing story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving two couples. A, B.

The Interpreter(ザ・インタープリター) -- Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where an FBI agent (Sean Penn) is assigned to protect an interpreter (Nicole Kidman) who overhears an assassination plot. A, B.

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events (レモニー・スニケットの世にも不幸せな物語) -- The wealthy parents of three children are killed in a fire. When the children are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. B.

Miss Congeniality 2(デンジャラス・ビューティー2) -- After her friends are kidnapped, Gracie (Sandra Bullock) goes undercover in Las Vegas to find them. B, C.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou(ライフ・アクアティック) -- With a plan to exact revenge on a shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist (Cate Blanchett), and a man who may or may not be his son (Owen Wilson). B.

Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow(エレニの旅) -- Theo Angelopoulos' new film, released 6 years after his Palme d'Or-winning "Eternity and a Day". The story starts in 1919 with some Greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Greek. C.

The Edukators(ベルリン、僕らの革命) -- Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. German. C

Demonlover(デーモンラヴァー) - Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations. English, French, Japanese. C

Dutch Light(オランダの光) -- There's an old myth that the light in Holland is different from anywhere else, but it has never been put to the test. It's the legendary light we see in Dutch paintings. Dutch, English. C

Ladder 49(炎のメモリアル) -- As part of a tightly knit brotherhood of skilled firefighters, Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) grows from inexperienced rookie to seasoned veteran in a dangerous job that makes him a hero to strangers but often shortchanges his wife and kids. Then, when he becomes trapped in the worst blaze of his career, the things Jack holds most important -- family, duty, courage -- come sharply into focus. B.

- Starts June -

Open Water(オープン・ウォーター) -- Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark-infested waters after their tour boat returns to land. C.

The Ring Two(ザ・リング2) -- Six months after incidents involving a lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness. A, B.

Hitch(最後の恋のはじめ方) -- Hitch (Will Smith) is a "date doctor" who knows what works with women. He teaches guys who don't some tricks of the trade. B.

Batman Begins(バットマン・ビギンズ) -- The story of how Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) became what he was destined to be: Batman. B, C.

50 First Dates(50回目のファースト・キス) -- Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a veterinarian living in Hawaii who enjoys the company of vacationing women. He leaves the playboy life behind after he falls for Lucy (Drew Barrymore), who suffers from short-term memory loss. Since she can never remember meeting him, Henry has to romance Lucy every single day and hope that she falls for him. C.

-- Sasoriza -- N
Until May 2 Effroyables Jardins(ピエロの赤い鼻)French
Apr. 26−May 9 Deep Blue(ディープ・ブルー), De-Lovely(五線譜のラブレター)
May 10−23 Tan de Repente(ある日、突然)Spanish, Pieces of April(エイプリルの七面鳥)
May 17−23 In My Skin(イン・マイ・スキン)French

-- Theater Kino -- M

Now on What's Up With Love?(ビューティフル・デイズ)Indonesian
Apr. 23 Samaritan Girl(サマリア)Korean
Apr. 23−27 The Elephant Man(エレファント・マン), If You Were Me(もし、あなたなら〜6つの視線)Korean
Apr. 28, 29 Les Enfants du Paradis(天井桟敷の人々)
Apr. 30 - May 13 Vidas privadas(ブエノスアイレスの夜)Spanish
Starts Apr. 30 Bad Education(バッド・エデュケーション)Spanish
Starts May. Eros(愛の神、エロス)
Starts May. Coffee & Cigarettes(コーヒー&シガレッツ)
May. 2−13 End of the Century(エンド・オブ・ザ・センチュリー)
May. 7−13 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance(復讐者に憐れみを)Korean

A. United Cinemas Sapporo : N1 E4 (Sapporo Factory)/207-1110
B. Sapporo Cinema Frontier: N5 W2 (Stellar Place)/209-5400
C. Sapporo Gekijo : S3 W1 /221-3802
D. Toho Koraku : S5 W3 /511-3101
E. Toho Plaza : Tanuki-koji 5 /231-3388
F. Marion : S3 W2 /232-7100
G. Theater Kino : Tanuki-koji 6 /231-9355
H. Sasoriza : N9 W3 /758-0501
I. Dinos Cinema : Nango 1-N8 /860-1255
J. Warner Mycal Cinemas Ebetsu : 35, Saiwai-cho (saty) /381-3866
K. Warner Mycal Cinemas Otaru : 11-2, Chikko (Mycal) /0134-24-8787
L. Bless Garden Eniwa Toho Cinema 8 : 391-1, Toiso /0123-34-2907

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