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Carnival + Art + Food: Small Gift Los Angeles

Sanrio celebrates its 50th at Barker Hangar.



    Even if you've never worn a brightly hued "Hello Kitty" backpack or toasted toast with the "Hello Kitty" visage, chances are you are well-versed in the styles and spirit of Sanrio, the company behind the iconic purr-purr and several other seen-everywhere characters and logos.

    Now Sanrio is celebrating its 50th, in multiple ways in multiple cities. Santa Monica's turn is straight ahead starting on Friday, Nov. 12, when a carnival/shop/gallery/artsy playland opens at Barker Hangar. There is shall stay, kittying away, for a full 10 days.

    "Dress-up photo booths" will be in the hangar, as well as food trucks.

    If you have a Sanrio-ist in your household or circle, this would be an excellent holiday-stocking-up time, one would think. Small Gift Los Angeles runs through Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Hello Kitty Carnival

    [LA] Hello Kitty Carnival
    Sanrio Inc. the company behind Hello Kitty, is marking its fiftieth, while Hello Kitty celebrates her 36th birthday with a carnival in an airplane hanger in Santa Monica!
    (Published Friday, Nov. 12, 2010)