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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Forty years ago Yuko Shimizu sketched the face that morphed into a billion-dollar brand. An exhibition offers artifacts, works by kawaii artists, and an analysis of consumerism. Opens Oct. 11, Japanese American National Museum

Hello Kitty Con 2014
Envision Comic-Con with cats, then crank up the cuddles. Cosplayers and collectors show off their finest ephemera and ruminate on the power of the pointy ears and the red bow. Expect middle-aged J-pop fans and ’90s Goths. Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

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