The Asian reporter. (Portland, Or.) 1991-current, January 19, 2015, Page Page 12, Image 12

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    Arts Culture & Entertainment
January 19, 2015
World Friendship Celebration
Jan 30, 6:30-8pm, Franklin Elementary
School, Gymnasium (5206 Franklin St,
Vancouver, Wash.). Enjoy performances by en
Taiko, Kingsley Garden Music, and the Tepeyac
Pre-Hispanic Dance Group at the World
Friendship Celebration. For info, call (360)
818-4647 or visit <www.quanrenofvancouver.
“Jai Ho!”
Big Hero 6
Jan 30, 8pm (doors), 9pm (show), Alhambra
Theatre (4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland).
Attend the fifth-anniversary “Jai Ho” bhangra
dance party. The event, which features DJ
Prashant, is for persons age 21 and older. A
dance lesson begins at 10:00pm. For info, call
(971) 344-2022 or visit <www.prashantkakad.
Now showing, Oregon Museum of Science &
Industry, Empirical Theater (1945 SE Water
Ave, Portland). Watch Big Hero 6, an action-
packed comedy-adventure film about the
special bond that develops between plus-sized
inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro
Hamada, who team up with a group of friends —
adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik
Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and
fanboy Fred — to form a band of high-tech
heroes. (USA, 2014, Don Hall & Chris Williams,
108 mins.) For info and showtimes, call (503)
797-4000 or visit <
Hong Bao Gala
Jan 31, 5pm, Portland Golf Club (5900 SW
Scholls Ferry Rd, Portland). Attend the Hong
Bao Gala, an event benefitting the Northwest
Chinese Academy. The soiree celebrating the
Year of the Sheep includes live and silent
auctions, entertainment, dinner, and more. For
info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 546-3455, e-mail
<>, or visit
“Against the Grain”
Through Jan 31 (Tue-Sat), 11am-5:30pm,
ArtXchange (512 First Ave S, Seattle). View
“Against the Grain,” an exhibit featuring three
local artists — June Sekiguchi, Humaira Abid,
and Elaine Hanowell — working with wood. For
info, call (206) 839-0377 or visit <>.
Through Feb 1 (Tue-Sun), noon-5pm, Blue
Sky Gallery (122 NW Eighth Ave, Portland).
View “Inshallah,” an exhibit of black-and-white
photographs by Dima Gavrysh that explore the
repercussions of the Soviet and American
occupations of Afghanistan. For info, call (503)
225-0210 or visit <>.
“Japanese Impressions
from the Vault”
Through Feb 8, 11am-5pm (Tue, Thu-Sun),
11am-8pm (Wed), University of Oregon (UO),
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson
Lane, Eugene, Ore.). View “Japanese
Impressions from the Vault: The Rare, the
Beautiful, and the Bizarre,” an exhibit featuring
a selection of Japanese woodblock prints
catalogued during a recent print re-housing
project. The works include 19th-century ukiyo-e
(images of the floating world) by artists of the
Utagawa School, 20th-century shinhanga
(so-called new prints), sosaku hanga (creative
prints), and more. For info, call (541) 346-3027
or visit <>.
“City Dwellers”
Through Feb 16, 10am-5pm (Wed & Fri-
Sun), 10am-9pm (Thu), Seattle Art Museum,
Third Floor Galleries (1300 First Ave, Seattle).
View “City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from
India,” a display of photography and sculpture
exploring the diverse ideas and influences on
contemporary Indian society — Hindu
mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and
western art, and icons of everyday life in a global
market economy. For info, call (206) 654-3210 or
visit <>.
Eun-Kyung Suh
Through Feb 19 (Mon-Fri), 9am-5pm,
Portland Community College (PCC), Cascade
Campus Gallery, Terrell Hall Room 102 (705 N
Killingsworth St, Portland). View “Silent
Scream,” a textile art exhibit featuring works by
Eun-Kyung Suh that honor and memorialize
the experiences of Korean “comfort women” —
approximately 200,000 young women who were
recruited and forced into sexual slavery in
Japan’s military brothels in Asia. Using silk
organza, Suh creates boxes printed with
photographic images of the victims and their
journal entries. For info, call (971) 722-5326,
e-mail <>, or visit
“Roger Shimomura —
An American Knockoff”
Through Mar 29, 10am-5pm (Tue-Sat),
1-5pm (Sun), Willamette University, Hallie
Ford Museum of Art (700 State St, Salem, Ore.).
View “Roger Shimomura — An American
Knockoff,” an exhibit addressing Asian-
American sociopolitical issues through the
artist’s painting style, which combines his
childhood interest in comic books, American pop
art, and traditions of Japanese woodblock
prints. For info, call (503) 370-6855 or visit
“Live On: Mr.’s
Japanese Neo-Pop”
Through Apr 5, 10am-5pm (Wed & Fri-Sun),
10am-9pm (Thu), Seattle Asian Art Museum,
Tateuchi Galleries (1400 E Prospect St, in
Volunteer Park, Seattle). View “Live On: Mr.’s
Japanese Neo-Pop,” an installation that em-
bodies the fear and frustration of the Japanese
January 24 & 26
Saturday: 7:30pm w Monday: 8:00pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
S.W. Broadway & S.W. Main Street, Portland
Jan 31, 9pm-2am, Analog Café and Theater
(720 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 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.
Andaz is for persons age 21 and older. For info,
call (503) 281-3918 or visit <www.anjaliand>.
Attend a concert featuring Oregon Symphony concertmaster Sarah Kwak (left
photo). The performances, which feature works by Messiaen, Glazunov, Mozart,
and Tchaikovsky, mark the second solo appearance of Kwak. The symphony is led
by resident conductor Paul Ghun Kim (right photo). For more information, or to buy
tickets, call (503) 228-1353 or visit <>.
Photos courtesy of the Oregon Symphony
The Jungle Book
people following the March 11, 2011 earthquake
and tsunami. The display also includes some of
artist Mr.’s new works that take kawaii (cute)
Japanese pop art to a new dimension, which is
called moe. For info, call (206) 654-3210 or visit
manga-style illustrations as well as their own
Japanese-style cartoon characters. For info, call
(503) 988-5398 (Sellwood-Moreland) or (503)
988-5370 (Kenton), or visit <events.multco>. To register for the January 27 event
(required), call (503) 988-5234.
“Elegance & Nobility”
Mochitsuki 2015
Through June 7, 11am-5pm (Tue, Thu-Sun),
11am-8pm (Wed), University of Oregon (UO),
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Huh Wing
and Jin Joo Gallery (1430 Johnson Lane,
Eugene, Ore.). View “Elegance & Nobility:
Modern & Contemporary Korean Literati
Taste,” a display of 20th- and 21st-century
Korean calligraphy, paintings, and ceramics,
including recently acquired porcelain vessels by
Yikyung Kim and Young-Ho Lee. For info, call
(541) 346-3027 or visit <>.
Jan 25, 11am-4pm, Portland State Univer-
sity (PSU), Smith Center (1825 SW Broadway,
Portland). Attend Mochitsuki 2015, the annual
Japanese-American New Year celebration. The
event features mochi pounding, Japanese food,
hands-on activities, performances, ikebana,
origami, games, a tea ceremony, and more.
Mochitsuki also includes stage shows (11:30am-
3:30pm) featuring Portland Taiko, the Sahomi
Tachibana Dancers, Takohachi taiko, Dance
Leo, the Fujinami Kai Dance Group, and others.
Storyteller Alton Chung is emceeing this year’s
entertainment stage. For info, call (503)
224-1458 or visit <>.
Through June 21 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm,
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific
American Experience (719 S King St, Seattle).
View “Bojagi,” a display exploring Korean-
American identity. The exhibit is the
culmination of work by a group of people
representing diverse generations, ages,
backgrounds, and perspectives. For info, call
(206) 623-5124 or visit <>.
Teen Anime Club
at Northwest Library
Jan 20, 5-7pm, Northwest Library (2300 NW
Thurman St, Portland). Join the Teen Anime
Club to meet, view, review, snack, and talk
about all things anime. For info, call (503)
988-5560 or visit <>.
Fertile Ground festival
Jan 22-Feb 1, various locations in Portland.
Attend Fertile Ground, a citywide festival of
workshops, readings, theater productions, and
screenings of animation created and produced
by the Portland theater community. For info,
including a full schedule of events, call
1-800-494-8497 or visit <www.fertileground>.
Minority Retort
Jan 23, 9:30pm, Curious Comedy Theater
(5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
Portland). Attend Minority Retort, a monthly
comedy showcase featuring Katie Nguyen,
Anthony Lopez, and others. For info, or to buy
tickets, call (503) 477-9477 or visit <www.>.
“Superhero Anime”
Jan 24 & 27; Jan 24, noon-2pm, Sellwood-
Moreland Library (7860 SE 13th Ave, Portland);
Jan 27, 5-7pm, Kenton Library (8226 N Denver
Ave, Portland). Teens in grades six through 12
are invited to draw Japanese anime superhero
characters at “Superhero Anime,” an
introductory class. Participants can sketch
White Lotus Japanese Club
Jan 27, 4-5pm, Troutdale Library (2451 SW
Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, Ore.). Teens in
grades six through 12 who are fans of anime,
manga, or Japanese culture are invited to join
a gathering of the White Lotus Japanese Club.
The event includes watching movies, drawing,
reading, socializing, and more. For info, call
(503) 988-5355 or visit <events.multcolib.
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Jan 27-28; Jan 27, 7pm, Third Place Books
(17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park,
Wash.); Jan 28, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books
(1005 W Burnside St, Portland). Join Marie
Mutsuki Mockett as she presents Where the
Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye, a
memoir that is part evocative travelogue and
part lyrical meditation on grief. Following the
March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in
Japan, radiation levels prohibited the burial of
Mockett’s grandfather’s bones. As Japan
mourned the thousands of people lost in the
disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American
father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking
consolation, she was guided by Zen priests and
ordinary Japanese citizens who performed
rituals that disturbed, haunted, and finally
uplifted her. For info, call (206) 366-3333 or visit
<> (Lake Forest
Park), or call (503) 228-4651 or visit <www.> (Portland).
Jan 31-Mar 1; noon & 4pm (Sat-Sun, Jan
31-Feb 28), noon (Feb 16 & Mar 1), Northwest
Children’s Theater (1819 NW Everett St,
Portland). Enjoy the Northwest Children’s
Theater’s (NWCT) production of The Jungle
Book, an original adaptation of the Rudyard
Kipling classic that tells the story of a
mischievous young boy and his adventures in
the jungles of India. The play features a cast of
fantastical characters, traditional Indian
dance, and more than a dash of Bollywood.
NWCT’s presentation of The Jungle Book,
which is most enjoyed by children age five and
older, was created in partnership with Anita
Menon’s Anjali School of Dance. For info, or to
buy tickets, call (503) 222-4480 or visit <www.>.
Takahiko Hayashi
Feb 3-Mar 14 (Tue-Sat), 10:30am-5:30pm,
Froelick Gallery (714 NW Davis St, Portland).
View “in a swirl of many, many small circles,”
an exhibit by Takahiko Hayashi. For info, call
(503) 222-1142 or visit <www.froelickgallery.
Nature haiku contest
Feb 5 (deadline for submissions). Skipping
Stones magazine and the Oregon Asian
Celebration are holding a nature haiku contest.
Haiku, which consists of just three lines, is a
traditional poetry form from Japan. Haiku
entries should be ready for display in an exhibit,
so participants should use either 11”x17” or
8.5”x11” paper. Select entries are displayed
during the 2015 Oregon Asian Celebration and
all entries are considered for publication in
Skipping Stones. For info, or to obtain contest
rules, call (541) 342-4956, e-mail <editor@>, or visit <www.skipping>.
Feb 7, 5pm, Valley Catholic High School,
Auditorium (4275 SW 148th Ave, Beaverton,
Ore.). Enjoy “Nrityotsava,” an evening of Indian
and Nepalese classical and folk dance. For info,
or to buy tickets, call (503) 308-1050 or visit
Lunar New Year Special Issue
Feb 16. The Asian Reporter’s Lunar New
Year Special Issue will be published on Monday,
February 16, 2015. The issue features
information about the Year of the Sheep,
horoscopes, a complete list of upcoming events,
and more. To download a copy, visit <www.> after February 16.
Submit your Asian-related calendar listings to:
The Asian Reporter, Attn: Events Calendar
922 N Killingsworth Street, 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.