Page 12 n THE ASIAN REPORTER Arts Culture & Entertainment February 3, 2014 “Bojagi” CHINGLISH Feb 9, 1-3pm, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (NE 45th St & 17th Ave NE, Seattle). Attend “Bojagi,” a talk by Korean fiber artist Chunghie Lee of the Rhode Island School of Design about bojagi (pojagi), the traditional Korean wrapping cloth created from leftover scraps of fabric by women of a house- hold and used to wrap or carry everything from precious ritual objects to common everyday items. A bojagi exhibit and work by Chunghie Lee is currently on view at ArtXchange (512 First Ave S, Seattle) through March 28. For info, call (206) 543-5590 or visit <www.burke museum.org>. To register, call (206) 522-5438 or e-mail <email@example.com>. ONGOING EVENTS “New Years All Year Round” Currently on display, 10am-5pm (Tue-Sun), Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King St, Seattle). View a fun, family-friendly exhibit that looks at Lao, Chinese, and Polynesian New Year traditions, colors, games, and cuisine. For info, call (206) 623-5124 or visit <www.wingluke. org>. C.A.C.A. Chinese New Year Feb 9, 5:30pm, Wong’s King Seafood Restau- rant (8733 SE Division St, Portland). Welcome the Year of the Horse at the Chinese American Citizens Alliance’s (C.A.C.A.) annual fund- raising dinner. Proceeds benefit scholarships and youth-related programs in the Asian community. For info, or to register, call (503) 221-8773, e-mail <bettyjeanleepdx@gmail. com>, or visit <www.cacaportland.org>. Monkey King Through Feb 9, 11am & 1pm (Sat), 1pm & 3pm (Sun), Imago Theatre (17 SE Eighth Ave, Portland). Watch acrobatic monkeys fly through the air and magical transformations occur before your eyes at Monkey King, a classic tale of China’s favorite trickster. The performance, which features 30 spectacular puppets created in China for Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, was originally written and directed by seventh generation puppet master Yang Feng. Free pre- show puppet crafts take place one hour before weekend performances. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 248-0557 or visit <www.tojt. org>. Asian New Year kite exhibit Through Feb 12 (Fri-Tue), 11am-5pm, World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame (303 Sid Snyder Dr, Long Beach, Wash.). View an exhibit of aerial art held in honor of the Asian New Year. The display features Japanese kites, crafts, literature, and more. For info, call (360) 642- 4020, e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or visit <www.worldkitemuseum.com>. Chinese New Year celebration Through Feb 14 (daily), 10am-5pm, Lan Su Chinese Garden (NW Third Ave & NW Everett St, Portland). Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year — the Year of the Horse — with a series of activities, performances, and more at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Activities include a display of miniature horses, demonstrations, music and dance performances, calligraphy, a lantern display, New Year card crafts, and more. Lion dances are performed February 8 and 9 at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm. The festival culminates with traditional lantern viewing February 12 through 14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm (tickets required). For info, including a complete schedule of events, call (503) 228-8131 or visit <www.lansugarden.org>. “Unveiled” Through Mar 8 (Tue-Sat), 10:30am-5:30pm, Elizabeth Leach Gallery (417 NW Ninth Ave, Portland). View “Unveiled,” a group exhibit of works by Joseph Park, Malia Jensen, Stephen Hayes, and others. The display underscores a multiplicity of responses to the visual arts’ most time-honored and universal subject: the nude female form. For info, call (503) 224-0521 or visit <www.elizabethleach.com>. “Capturing a Generation through the Eye of a Lens” Through June 15, 11am-3pm (Tue-Sat), noon-3pm (Sun); Feb 6, 4-7pm (reception); Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (121 NW Second Ave, Portland). View “Capturing a Generation through the Eye of a Lens: The Photographs of Frank C. Hirahara, 1948-54,” a collection of never-before-seen photographs taken of Portland’s Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans). Taken between 1948 and 1954 by Frank C. Hirahara, an avid amateur photo- grapher who worked for the Bonneville Power Administration, the images provide a revealing glimpse of the community and the lives of Japanese Americans after World War II. Hirahara captured hundreds of photographs depicting community picnics, beach trips to the Oregon coast, teen socials and dances, wedding receptions, and life in the heart of Portland’s Japantown. For info, call (503) 224-1458 or visit <www.oregonnikkei.org>. UPCOMING EVENTS “Tales for the Year of the Horse” Feb 4, 6-6:45pm, Holgate Library (7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland). Learn about the Lunar New Year with master storyteller Anne Rutherford at “Tales for the Year of the Horse.” Rutherford tells stories celebrating the spirit and meaning of the holiday. For info, call (503) 988-5389 or visit <events.multcolib.org>. Blackfish group exhibit Feb 4-Mar 1 (Tue-Sat), 11am-5pm; Feb 6, Year of the Horse celebration Through February 9 Gerding Theater at the Armory, Main Stage 128 N.W. 11th Avenue, Portland Enjoy a performance of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at Portland Center Stage. The comedy follows an American businessman who heads to Asia to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm — but the deal isn’t the only thing getting lost in translation when he collides with a Communist minister, a bumbling consul- tant, and a suspiciously sexy bureaucrat. A free 30-minute, post-show discussion is scheduled after the 2:00pm performance on February 9. For more information, showtimes, or to buy tickets, call (503) 445-3700 or visit <www.pcs.org>. (Photo/Patrick Weishampel, courtesy of Portland Center Stage) Feb 14, 12:30-2pm, Southeast Multicultural Senior Center (4610 SE Belmont St, Portland). Ring in the Year of the Horse at a celebration presented by Impact NW and the Asian Pacific American Senior Coalition. The free event features a cultural performance, refreshments, and a raffle. For info, call Jean at (503) 777-0550. Sadih Celebration Feb 14, 7-10pm, Portland State University, Smith Center, Multicultural Center (1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend the annual Sadih Celebration, a free event celebrating mid- winter and the 50 days left before Nawruz, the Persian New Year. The program includes readings, dance performances, storytelling, a film about Firdawsi’s 11th-century masterwork Shahnameh, and more. Tea and cookies are provided and participants are encouraged to bring seasonal food or a snack to share. For info, call (503) 725-5214 or visit <www.persia.pdx. edu>. 6-9pm (reception); Blackfish Gallery (420 NW Ninth Ave, Portland). View “i-ron-ic i‘ränik/,” a group exhibit by 11 Blackfish artists including Kane Ikeda, Jana Demartini, Sandy Roumagoux, and others. The display explores aspects of irony, humor, and satire — from broad political satire to subtle visual puns illuminating the shadows of ironic contradiction. For info, call (503) 224-2634 or visit <www.blackfish.com>. Haumana (Feb 9), Seeking Asian Female (Feb 9), and more. For info, call (206) 721-3156 or visit <www.seattleaaff.org>. Loaves & Fishes Lunar New Year Feb 7-9, 7pm & 9:30pm (Fri-Sat), 3pm (Sun), Fifth Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall St, Portland). Watch director Satoshi Kon’s anime film Paprika, which explores a future world in which a revolutionary psychotherapy device called the DC MINI allows users to cast themselves into the dreams of others. (Japan, Satoshi Kon, 2006, 89 mins.) For info, call (503) 725-3551 or visit <www.5thavenuecinema. org>. Feb 15, 7:30pm, University of Oregon, Beall Concert Hall (961 E 18th Ave, Eugene, Ore.). Attend “Mostly Mozart,” a performance by the Oregon Mozart Players featuring Michael Anderson, who joins the orchestra for Mozart’s lyrical Clarinet Concerto and his 39th Symphony. Soloists and selections for the con- cert were coordinated by Taiwanese-American artistic director Kelly Kuo. For info, call (541) 345-6648 or visit <www.oregonmozartplayers. org>. To buy tickets, call (541) 346-4363 or visit <www.tickets.uoregon.edu/omp>. Cultural Lu’au Oregon Asian Celebration Feb 8, 5pm (doors open), Thomas Jefferson Middle School (3000 NW 119th St, Vancouver, Wash.). Attend the Ke Kukui Foundation’s Cultural Lu’au, a fundraising event for the organization. The lu’au includes a Hawaiian dinner, a silent auction and raffle, and dance and music performances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and elsewhere. To buy tickets, call Virginia or Karen at (360) 921-8816 or (360) 901-8860, or e-mail <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>. To learn more, visit <www.kekukuifoundation.org>. Feb 15-16, 10am-7pm (Sat), 10am-6pm (Sun), Lane Events Center (796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, Ore.). Attend “Riding Into a New Era,” the 2014 edition of the annual Oregon Asian Celebration. Visitors enjoy a bustling array of Asian culture through a colorful marketplace, Asian and Asian-American entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth activities, exhibits, Asian cuisine, and more. The event includes performances of traditional Bali dance, taiko drumming, Chinese yo-yo, jazz and pop ukulele, and much more. For info, or to obtain a complete schedule of activities, call (541) 554-9350 or visit <www.asiancelebration. org>. Feb 5, 11:30am, East Portland Community Center, Cherry Blossom Center (740 SE 106th Ave, Portland). Enjoy lunch, cultural perfor- mances, and a raffle at a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Fook Lok - Hollywood Loaves & Fishes Center. For info, call Robin at (503) 953-8104. Lunar New Year at Midland Library Feb 5, 5:30-7:30pm, Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland). Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Horse with cultural performances, educational activities, and traditional treats. For info, call (503) 988-5392 or visit <events.multcolib. org>. Art auction for Philippine typhoon recovery efforts Feb 6, 5-8pm, Museum of Contemporary Craft (724 NW Davis St, Portland). Attend “GENERation printerOSITY,” a silent art auction featuring more than 250 pieces of art donated by artists in the U.S., France, Estonia, Australia, and Peru. Funds raised at the event benefit typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines through Mercy Corps. For info, call (503) 235-1945 or visit <www.tinyurl.com/ n2sx6h8>. Seattle Asian American Film Festival Feb 6-9, Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Ave S, Seattle). Attend the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, a four-day event showcasing feature-length and short-format films by and about Asian Americans across North America with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. Opening night features Linsanity, a documentary following basketball player Jeremy Lin, who, after a standout high school and collegiate career, was not drafted by a National Basketball Association (NBA) team in 2010. The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Lin eventually signed as a free agent, played for several teams, and ended up in New York. His breakout performances with the Knicks in February 2012 led to what is now known as Linsanity. Other films include The Playback Singer (Feb 7), Someone I Used to Know (Feb 7), American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (Feb 8), Sunset Stories (Feb 8), The 37th annual Portland International Film Festival Feb 6-22, Portland area theaters. See related story on page 11. Paprika VCA Chinese New Year Feb 8, 5:30-9:30pm, Union High School, Auditorium (6201 NW Friberg St, Camas, Wash.). Enjoy food, performances, red enve- lopes, and a raffle at the Vancouver Chinese Association’s (VCA) Chinese New Year celebra- tion. For info, or to register (required), call (360) 834-1858, e-mail <email@example.com>, or visit <www.vca-usa.org>. “The Way of the Brush” Feb 8-9, 10am-4pm, Portland Japanese Garden (611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland). View “The Way of the Brush,” an exhibit featuring works by master calligrapher Yoshiyasu Fujii and members of the nonprofit Meito Shodo-Kai Calligraphy Association. A demonstration by Fujii is scheduled at 1:00pm on Sunday. For info, call (503) 223-1321 or visit <www.japanese garden.com>. Oregon Mozart Players “The Design and Aesthetics of the Japanese Garden” Feb 16, 12:30-3:30pm, Portland Japanese Garden (611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland). Attend “The Design and Aesthetics of the Japanese Garden,” a lecture by Sadafumi Uchiyama and Diane Durston about some of Japan’s honored cultural practices — including chado (the way of tea), kado (the way of flowers), and bonsai — and why they have long been a part of the garden. The first hour of the event features a screening of the documentary Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden. For info, or to register, call (503) 542-0280 or visit <www.japanesegarden.com>. Continued on page 15 Submit your Asian-related calendar listings to: The Asian Reporter, Attn: Events Calendar 922 N Killingsworth St, Suite 1A, Portland, OR 97217 News Department e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org w Fax: (503) 283-4445 Submission Format: List event title, date, time, location with address, 2 to 3 brief sentences describing the event, and a contact phone number (required) that can be published. High-resolution photos, if available, may also be included. Submission Deadline: Monday prior to the next issue date.