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    Arts Culture & Entertainment
February 17, 2014
innovative and accomplished airplane design-
ers. The film chronicles much of his life and de-
picts key historical events, including the Great
Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depres-
sion, the tuberculosis epidemic, and Japan’s
plunge into war. For info and showtimes, call
1-800-326-3264 or visit <>.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Fil-Am poetry reading
Feb 28, 7pm, Seattle University, Wycoff
Auditorium (901 12th Ave, Seattle). Attend a
free poetry reading by members of the
Philippine American Writers and Artists
(PAWA) organization. Filipino-American poets
featured include Barbara Jane Reyes, Jon
Pineda, Aimee Suzara, Oscar Penaranda, and
Rachelle Cruz. For info, call (206) 696-1114 or
e-mail <>.
37th annual Portland
International Film Festival
Through Feb 22, Portland area theaters.
Watch a wide-ranging selection of international
films at the 37th annual Portland International
Film Festival (PIFF). Featuring more than 125
films from 44 countries, PIFF offers moviegoers
a broad multicultural medley of documentaries,
feature-length films, and shorts to satisfy
nearly any cinematic taste. Remaining Asian-
interest films include Back to 1942 (Feb 18), The
Last Step (Feb 18), The Great Passage (Feb 19),
American Dreams in China (Feb 20), Thy Womb
(Feb 20), The Snow on the Pines (Feb 20),
Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (Feb 20), and The
Way We Dance (Feb 21). To order advance
tickets, call (503) 276-4310. For info, locations,
or to obtain a complete schedule of films, call
(503) 221-1156 or visit <>.
Museums on Us® at the
Portland Japanese Garden
Through Feb 28 (Wed-Sat), 10:30am-
5:30pm, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (134 NW
Eighth Ave, Portland). View “Shine,” a group
exhibit illuminating the short gray days that
characterize the winter in Portland, Oregon.
The display features works by Issei Suda, Holly
Andres, Raymond Meeks, and others. For info,
call (503) 287-3886 or visit <www.hartmanfine>.
“Tradition Unwrapped:
Korean Bojagi and Joomchi”
Through Feb 28 (Tue-Sat), 11am-5:30pm,
ArtXchange (512 First Ave S, Seattle). View
“Tradition Unwrapped: Korean Bojagi and
Joomchi,” a display featuring works by
Chunghie Lee and Jiyoung Chung along with
pieces by artists from the Korea Bojagi Forum
and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Textile artist Lee creates bojagi, a traditional
Korean wrapping cloth created from leftover
scraps of fabric by women of a household and
used to wrap or carry everything from precious
ritual objects to common everyday items. Chung
uses a Korean method of papermaking called
joomchi. For info, call (206) 839-0377 or visit
UW MFA exhibit
Through Feb 28 (Wed-Sat), noon-4pm,
University of Washington (UW), School of Art
Building, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Room 132
(Seattle). View works by first-year University of
Washington (UW) Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
candidates, including Zheng (Victor) Wu,
Lanxia (Summer) Xie, and others. Featured
pieces were produced in 3D4M, photomedia,
and painting + drawing. For info, (206) 685-
2552, e-mail <>, or visit <www.>.
Blackfish group exhibit
Through Mar 1 (Tue-Sat), 11am-5pm, Black-
fish 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 <>.
“Doorways to the Divine”
Through Mar 2 (daily), 9am-5pm, Trinity
Episcopal Cathedral, Kempton Hall (147 NW
19th Ave, Portland). View “Doorways to the
Divine,” an exhibit of mosaics, constructions,
and paintings by Samyak Yamauchi. For info,
call (503) 222-9811 or visit <www.trinity->.
Through Mar 2 (Fri-Sun), noon-5pm, Nisus
Gallery (8371 N Interstate Ave, Studio 1,
Portland). View “Flatlands,” a group exhibit
about duality and the complexity of perception
featuring paintings by Michael Endo, Daniela
Molnar, Roy Tomlinson, and others. For info,
call (503) 806-1427 or visit <www.nisusgallery.
Through Apr 27 (Tue-Sun), noon-5pm; Feb
18, 5-7pm (reception); Reed College, Douglas F.
Cooley Memorial Art Gallery (3203 SE
Woodstock Blvd, Portland). View “Qalam,
Arabic Calligraphy from the Middle Ages to the
Present,” a display of historical Arabic
calligraphy and related material. At the center
of the exhibit is a group of rare works on loan
March 4, 7:30pm
Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay Street, Portland
Attend a performance by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. The show
features choreographer Lin Hwai-min’s Songs of the Wanderers, a visually
stunning evocation of a spiritual pilgrimage brought to life with a set featuring
three-and-a-half tons of shimmering golden grains of rice. For more information, or
to buy tickets, call (503) 245-1600 or visit <>. To learn more,
visit <>.
(Photo/Yu Hui-hung)
from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
An array of manuscript folios from the collection
of Reed College alumnus Steven Herold is also
featured. A lecture by visiting scholar
Hamidreza Ghelichkhani takes place April 1 at
7:00pm at the school’s Eliot Hall. For info, call
(503) 517-7851, e-mail <>, or
visit <>.
“Rite of Spring”
Feb 20, 8pm, Hult Center for the Performing
Arts, Silva Hall (One Eugene Center at Seventh
Ave & Willamette St, Eugene, Ore.). Attend
“Rite of Spring,” a Eugene Symphony concert
featuring violinist Fumiaki Miura. The
performance includes pieces by Debussy,
Prokofiev, and Stravinsky. For info, or to buy
tickets, call (541) 682-5000 or visit <www.>.
Feb 21, 7:30pm, Reed College, Kaul Audi-
torium (3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland).
Enjoy a performance by indie-classical band
Fireworks, who defy convention with a jazz-like
approach to an extraordinary range of styles.
The program, titled “American Tapestry,” ties
together the richly diverse threads of America’s
musical heritage. For info, or to buy tickets, call
(503) 224-9842 or visit <>. To
learn more, visit <www.fireworksensemble.
Northwest China
Council New Year Gala
Feb 22, 5-9pm, Wong’s King Seafood Restau-
rant (8733 SE Division St, Portland). Attend the
Northwest China Council’s annual Chinese
New Year Gala ringing in the Year of the Horse.
The event features a dinner, live and silent
auctions, a lion dance, live music, and the
presentation of the Flying Horse Award. For
info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 973-5451 or visit
Persian poetry and literature
Feb 22, 7-9pm, Portland State University,
Smith Center (1825 SW Broadway, Portland).
Attend “A Night of Poetry & Literature,” a free
event featuring special guest Dr. Ahmad
Karimi-Hakak talking about Roudaki, who is
regarded by many as the father of Persian
poetry. For info, call (503) 862-8362 or visit
Feb 22, 9pm-2am, Star Theater (13 NW
Sixth Ave, Portland). Join the party at Andaz
and enjoy the latest electronic dance music of
the South Asian diaspora. Hosts DJ Anjali and
The Incredible Kid provide the bhangra,
Bollywood, Punjabi, and Desi beats. A bhangra
dance lesson taught by DJ Anjali begins at
10:00pm. Andaz is for persons age 21 and older.
For info, call (503) 281-3918 or visit <www.>.
Feb 22-Mar 1, 7:30pm (Thu-Sat), 2pm (Sun),
Keller Auditorium (SW Third Ave & Clay St,
Portland). Attend the Oregon Ballet Theatre’s
Reveal. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503)
2-BALLET (222-5538) or visit <>.
“Isamu Noguchi and
Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930”
Feb 22-May 25, 11am-5pm (Tue-Wed &
Fri-Sun), 11am-7pm (Thu), Frye Art Museum
(704 Terry Ave, Seattle). View “Isamu Noguchi
and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930,” an exhibit that
brings together for the first time the work of two
of the most influential artists of the 20th
century: American Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)
and China’s Qi Baishi (1864-1957). The display
includes drawings, ink paintings, calligraphic
works, and sculptures, and sheds new light on
the little-known relationship between the two
artists. For info, call (206) 622-9250 or visit
“Mark Tobey and Teng
Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai”
Feb 22-May 25, 11am-5pm (Tue-Wed &
Fri-Sun), 11am-7pm (Thu), Frye Art Museum
(704 Terry Ave, Seattle). View “Mark Tobey and
Teng Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai,” an exhibit that
explores the artistic and intellectual exchanges
between Chinese artist Teng Baiye (1900-1980)
and his American contemporary Mark Tobey
(1890-1976). For info, call (206) 622-9250 or
visit <>.
Hina Matsuri
Feb 26-Mar 3, noon-4pm (Mon), 10am-4pm
(Tue-Sun), Portland Japanese Garden (611 SW
Kingston Ave, Portland). Celebrate Hina
Matsuri, the Japanese Festival of Dolls, at the
Portland Japanese Garden. The event features
a display of hina ningyo dolls — elaborately
costumed figures depicting the imperial family
and its courtiers — as well as an opportunity to
dress girls in cotton yukata for photographs in
front of the dolls. For info, call (503) 223-1321 or
visit <>.
The Wind Rises
Opening Feb 28 at theaters in metropolitan
Portland. Watch Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind
Rises, an animated adaptation of the legendary
filmmaker’s own serialized manga that brings
to life Jiro Horikoshi, one of the world’s most
Mar 1-2, 10am-4pm, Portland Japanese
Garden (611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland). Take
advantage of free admission at the Portland
Japanese Garden through the Bank of America
Museums on Us® program. Anyone who
presents their active Bank of America or Merrill
Lynch debit or credit card and a valid photo ID
receives one free general admission during the
first full weekend of the month. Attendees can
enjoy the five gardens — the Flat Garden, the
Tea Garden, the Strolling Pond Garden, the
Natural Garden, and the Sand & Stone Garden.
For info, call (503) 223-1321 or visit <www.>.
“Classics from Studio Ghibli”
Mar 1-29, Portland Art Museum, Northwest
Film Center, Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW
Park Ave, Portland). Watch films as part of
“Classics from Studio Ghibli,” a monthlong
retrospective of the legendary Japanese
animation company. Upcoming films include
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Mar 1, 7pm),
My Neighbor Totoro (Mar 7, 7pm), Only
Yesterday (Mar 15, 2pm), Princess Mononoke
(Mar 15, 4:30pm), Porco Rosso (Mar 22, 2pm),
Spirited Away (Mar 22, 4:30pm), Pom Poko
(Mar 23, 4:30pm), Castle in the Sky (Mar 27,
7pm), and Howl’s Moving Castle (Mar 29,
4:30pm). For info, or to buy tickets, call (503)
221-1156 or visit <>.
Leach Botanical Garden
free Saturday tours
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11am-noon, Leach
Botanical Garden (6704 SE 122nd Ave,
Portland). Join a free Saturday tour of the Leach
Botanical Garden in southeast Portland. Each
week features a new theme and spaces for the
tour are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
For info, call (503) 823-1671 or visit <www.>.
Vietnamese & Cantonese
storytimes at Holgate Library
Mar 1-30 (Sat-Sun); Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29,
1-1:45pm (Vietnamese); Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30,
2:15-3pm (Cantonese); Holgate Library (7905
SE Holgate Blvd, Portland). Enjoy free
storytime sessions presented in Vietnamese
(Saturday) and Cantonese (Sunday). The events
are for children younger than seven years old
with an accompanying adult. For info, call (503)
988-5389 or visit <>.
“Uke Can Do It”
Mar 2, 2-3pm, Belmont Library (1038 SE
39th Ave, Portland). Learn to play simple
chords and songs on the ukulele at “Uke Can Do
It.” For info, call (503) 988-5382 or visit <events.>.
Mandarin storytime
Mar 2 & 16, 3-3:45pm, Woodstock Library
(6008 SE 49th Ave, Portland). Enjoy a storytime
presented in Mandarin Chinese. The free
readings are for children three to seven years
old with an accompanying adult. For info, call
(503) 988-5399 or visit <>.
Li Tie
Mar 7-Apr 1, 9am-9pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-5pm
(Sat); Mar 7, 7-9pm (reception); Multnomah
Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland).
View “In the Space of Memory,” an exhibit of
paintings and drawings by Li Tie. The display is
inspired by modern sensibilities tangled up in
the study of ancient ideologies such as Taoism
and Buddhism. For info, call (503) 823-2787 or
visit <>.
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: 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.