SAN FRANCISCO — The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California presents “Sunday Night Sushi,” a night out to learn how to roll sushi and prepare nigiri sushi from professional chef Alan Hirahara.

The hands-on workshop will be held Sunday, March 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown.

Hirahara will teach basic sushi techniques using the freshest ingredients, building the proper foundation to better explore the art at home with family and friends. All recipes will be provided at the end of class. The lesson will include:

• How to prepare sushi rice

• How to properly slice fresh fish for sushi

• Making and tasting homemade sushi, including hosomaki roll (rice on the inside), uramaki roll (rice on the outside) and nigiri sushi

• Tapping into your creativity and making your own roll at the end

Fees: $45 for member, $70 for non-members. Early bird fee: $15 off for non-member before March 10. Go to and enter discount code SushiFunday.

To register, call (415) 567-5505, email or register through Brown Paper Tickets. Space is limited to the first 24 paid registrants.