Annual Japanese Festival presents taiko drumming, bon odori festival dancing, martial arts, candlelight walks in the Japanese Garden and more. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sept. 2 (Labor Day), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. $15, $5 children (3 to 12), $5 members. Buy tickets in advance online at www.mobot.org. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends.