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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 <friendsofasianart@earthlink.net>.
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 <info@worldkitemuseum.com>, 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 <hapamac@msn.com> or
<kjhlmh@gmail.com>. 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 <vca_usa@yahoo.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>.
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