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    Arts Culture & Entertainment
March 2, 2015
treasures, including dolls, furniture, fans,
kimono, ikebana, kokeshi, jewelry, books,
dishware, and more. The event is free and open
to the public. For info, call (503) 224-1458 or
visit <>.
“Sakura Sakura”
Mar 7-June 14, 11am-3pm (Tue-Sat),
noon-3pm (Sun); June 6, 3pm (talk); Oregon
Nikkei Legacy Center (121 NW Second Ave,
Portland). View “Sakura Sakura: An Exhibition
of Photographs by Motoya Nakamura,” a
display of oversize digital prints that explores
belonging, identity, and diaspora. Over the
course of a year, Motoya Nakamura trained his
camera lens on the sakura (cherry blossom)
trees that frame the Oregon Nikkei Endow-
ment’s Japanese American Historical Plaza and
Bill of Rights Memorial at Tom McCall
Waterfront Park. The exhibit shows how these
blossoming gifts from Japan bring the park
alive each year. On June 6 at 3:00pm,
Nakamura and visiting University of San
Francisco professor Brian Komei Dempster
showcase the power of poetry, writing, and
visual art to express complex issues of identity
and the legacy of Japanese Americans. For info,
call (503) 224-1458 or visit <www.oregonnikkei.
Chinese New Year celebration
Through Mar 5 (daily), 10am-5pm, Lan Su
Chinese Garden (NW Third Ave & NW Everett
St, Portland). Ring in the Chinese Lunar New
Year — the Year of the Ram — with a series of
activities, demonstrations, poetry readings,
talks, and more at the Lan Su Chinese Garden.
For info, including a complete schedule of
events, call (503) 228-8131 or visit <www.lan>.
Takahiko Hayashi
Through 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.>.
Brothers of the Baladi
“It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”
Through Mar 14 (Wed-Sat), 10:30am-
5:30pm, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (134 NW
Eighth Ave, Portland). View “It’s Raining Cats
and Dogs,” a group exhibit focusing on the
canine and feline. The display features works by
Issei Suda, Holly Andres, Raymond Meeks, and
others. For info, call (503) 287-3886 or visit
Soyoung Park
Through Mar 21, 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri),
11am-4pm (Sat); Mar 4, 11am (artist talk and
demonstration); Portland Community College,
Sylvania Campus, North View Gallery,
Communications Technology Building, Room
214 (12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland). View
“Walking in the Clouds,” an exhibit of works by
Korean artist Soyoung Park. Pieces in the
display, which are made with hand-ground inks
and color pigments on absorbent Korean paper,
are inspired by the artist’s meandering outdoor
walks in the Pacific Northwest. For info, call
(971) 722-8085 or visit <
Through Mar 26 (Mon-Sat), 10am-6pm,
Eutectic Gallery (1930 NE Oregon St, Portland).
View “Stoked,” an exhibit of wood-fired pottery
from Japan and the Pacific Northwest. The
display features works by 50 artists from the
Pacific Northwest along with three guest artists
from Hyogo prefecture in Japan: Masafumi
Onishi, Yuki Ogami, and Tsuyoshi Uenaka. For
info, call (503) 974-6518 or visit <www.eutectic>.
“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.).
See story by Kate Hubbard on page 11.
“Fresh Off the Boat”
Mar 3 & 10, 8pm, American Broadcasting
Company (ABC). Watch “Fresh Off the Boat,” a
new television show based on Eddie Huang’s
book, Fresh Off the Boat. The comedy, which is
set in the ’90s, focuses on 11-year-old hip-hop
youngster Eddie, who moves with his parents
and siblings from D.C.’s Chinatown to suburban
Orlando. Culture shock soon hits the immigrant
family in its pursuit of the American Dream.
The series stars Randall Park, Constance Wu,
Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen.
To verify showtimes in the Portland
metropolitan area, call (503) 231-4222 or visit
<>. To learn
more, visit <
Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley
Mar 3-29, noon-6pm (Tue-Sat), noon-4pm
(Sun); Mar 5, 6-8pm (reception); Mar 15, 11am
(talk); Waterstone Gallery (424 NW 12th Ave,
Portland). View “Introductions,” an exhibit
featuring works by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley
and Lisa Onstad. For info, call (503) 226-6196 or
visit <>.
HyoungTae Lim
Mar 4-29 (Tue-Sun), noon-5pm; Mar 5,
6-9pm (reception); Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW
Eighth Ave, Portland). View “I See,” an exhibit
illustrating the significant shift of artist
HyoungTae Lim’s perception of reality. When
Lim first learned he had cancer, he thought his
life was over. But as the years went by, he
realized the diagnosis had provided him with a
Mar 8, 6:30pm, Vie de Bohème (1530 SE
Seventh Ave, Portland). Enjoy a performance
featuring the Middle Eastern and world sounds
of the Brothers of the Baladi, a Portland-based
band that presents a message of hope and
change juxtaposed with a fusion of ancient and
contemporary grooves. The event, which
celebrates the group’s 40th anniversary, also
includes bellydancer Jewels. For info, call (503)
360-1233, or visit <> or <www.>.
March 5 through 7
7:30pm (Thursday through Saturday) plus 2:00pm (Saturday)
Keller Auditorium, S.W. Third Avenue & Clay Street, Portland
Watch the love-at-first-sight romance between Cinderella and her Prince
Charming in Oregon Ballet Theatre’s presentation of the classic tale Cinderella.
The performances feature the OBT Orchestra, dancer Xuan Cheng, and many
others. For more information, or to buy tickets, call (503) 2-BALLET (222-5538) or
visit <>.
Xuan Cheng dances the part of Cinderella in Oregon Ballet Theatre’s presentation of the
classic tale Cinderella. (Photo/Blaine Covert, courtesy of the Oregon Ballet Theatre)
rare opportunity to experience the world from a
more enlightened vantage point. He soon began
to see how he had not been truly living before; he
also realized he had never really known his own
strengths. For info, call (503) 225-0210 or visit
Within the Silence
Mar 5, 7:30pm, Willamette University, Mary
Stuart Rodgers Music Center, Hudson Concert
Hall (900 State St, Salem, Ore.). Watch Within
the Silence, a play written by Ken Mochizuki
and presented by Living Voices. Within the
Silence tells the story of Emiko Yamada, a
young teenage girl growing up in Seattle’s
Nihonmachi (Japantown) during the early
1940s. The Yamadas own a small grocery store
where Emiko works and dreams of someday
going to college and becoming a teacher. After
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed
Executive Order 9066, however, their lives
changed. Emiko and her family were forced to
sell their possessions and home before they were
incarcerated at the Minidoka Internment Camp
in Idaho. For info, call (503) 370-6265 or visit
“Hawaiian Slack
Key Guitar Festival”
Mar 6, 7:30pm, Hult Center for the Per-
forming Arts, Soreng Theater (One Eugene Cen-
ter at Seventh Ave & Willamette St, Eugene,
Ore.). Attend the second annual “Hawaiian
Slack Key Guitar Festival — Eugene Style.” The
evening features artists LT Smooth, Ian
O’Sullivan, Danny Carvalho, Chris Lau, and
Stephen Inglis & Patrick Landeza. For info, call
(541) 682-5746 or visit <>.
To buy tickets, call (541) 682-5000.
“An Introduction to the
Guqin, its Culture and Music”
Mar 7, 9:30-11am, Portland State University
(PSU), Student Rec Center, Room 001 (1800 SW
Sixth Ave, Portland). Attend “An Introduction
to the Guqin, its Culture and Music,” a
presentation and demonstration about the
cultural history and music of the guqin, a
seven-stringed Chinese zither. The event is free
and open to the public. For info, call (503)
725-8576, e-mail <>, or
visit <>.
Hung Liu
Mar 7, 2pm, University of Oregon, Jordan
Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Lane,
Eugene, Ore.). Attend a talk by contemporary
artist Hung Liu, professor emerita at Mills
College in California, whose paintings are
steeped in contemporary and ancient Chinese
culture. The event is held in conjunction with
“Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from
the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his
Family Foundation,” an exhibit on view through
March 29. For info, call (541) 346-3027 or visit
Kung Fu Theater
Minidoka Swing Band
Mar 7, 2-4:30pm, Community of Christ
Church (5170 NW Five Oaks Dr, Hillsboro,
Ore.). Attend the spring concert of the Minidoka
Swing Band, a tribute band dedicated to playing
music popular in Japanese-American intern-
ment camps during World War II. For info, call
(503) 640-0120 or visit <www.minidokaswing>.
Northwest China Council
New Year Gala
Mar 7, 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 Sheep.
The event features a dinner, live and silent
auctions, a lion dance, live music, and the pre-
sentation of the Flying Horse Award to Charles
and Rosaline Hui. For info, or to buy tickets, call
(503) 973-5451 or visit <>.
API Pride Lunar
New Year Banquet
Mar 10, 7:30pm (Bastard Swordsman),
9:30pm (The Magic Blade), Hollywood Theatre
(4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland). Watch
Bastard Swordsman, a high-flying martial arts
film about a duel between two clans that occurs
only once every 10 years. As part of a Kung Fu
Theater double feature, attendees are invited to
stay and see what happens when chivalric rivals
team up to track down the legendary Peacock
Dart in The Magic Blade. For info, call (503)
281-4215 or visit <>.
The Invisible Hand
Mar 10-Apr 5, Artists Repertory Theatre,
Morrison Stage (1515 SW Morrison St,
Portland). Enjoy Ayad Akhtar’s political thriller
The Invisible Hand, presented by Artists
Repertory Theatre. The play’s metaphoric title
was taken from famed economist Adam Smith’s
writings, which describes the self-regulating
nature of the marketplace. The “invisible hand”
refers to Smith’s claim that by trying to
maximize their own gains in a free market,
individual ambition benefits society, even if the
ambitious have no benevolent intentions. For
info, to obtain a schedule, or to buy tickets, call
(503) 241-1278 or visit <>.
Mar 7, 5:30-8:30pm, Szechuan Chef (5331
SW Macadam Ave, Portland). Join members of
API Pride for the organization’s annual Lunar
New Year Banquet. The event includes food,
games, and prizes. API Pride supports lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people of
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) descent in
Oregon. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 877-
9379 or visit <>.
Star Trek II:
The Wrath of Khan
Mar 7, 6:30pm, Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE
Sandy Blvd, Portland). Watch Star Trek II: The
Wrath of Khan, a film starring William Shatner,
Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Ricardo
Montalban, and Nichelle Nichols that follows
the crew of the Enterprise as they attempt to
stop Khan from using a life-generating device as
a weapon. The screening is a tribute to actor/
director Leonard Nimoy. (USA, 1982, Nicholas
Meyer, 113 mins.) For info, call (503) 281-4215
or visit <>.
Cherry Blossom Bazaar
Mar 7-8, 10am-4pm, 118 NW Third Ave
(Portland). Attend the annual Cherry Blossom
Bazaar, a large rummage sale of Japanese
Mar 12-15, Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE
Sandy Blvd, Portland). Attend the annual
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a.
POWFest), an event showcasing the work of
women directors and co-directors from around
the world. For info, or to obtain a complete
schedule of films, call (503) 267-1126 or visit
Mar 14, 9pm-2am, Goodfoot Lounge (2845
SE Stark St, Portland). Attend Tropitaal, a
dance party hosted by DJ Anjali and The
Incredible Kid. The Desi/Latino soundclash
features the hottest club sounds from India and
Latin America. Tropitaal is for persons age 21
and older. For info, call (503) 281-3918, e-mail
<>, or visit <www.>.
NCAA basketball playoffs
Mar 19 & 21, Rose Quarter, Moda Center
(One Center Court, Portland). Watch second-
and third-round games of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Division I men’s basketball playoffs at the Moda
Center. The tournament host is the University
of Oregon. For info, call (503) 797-9619. To buy
tickets, visit <>.
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
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