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Arts Culture & Entertainment
April 6, 2015
in the second game of the 2015 National
Women’s Soccer League season. The Thorns FC
squad features Mana Shim, Christine Sinclair,
Alex Morgan, Kendall Johnson, and others. For
info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 553-5555 or visit
Willamette University Lu’au
Apr 18, 5:30pm (dinner), 7pm (show),
Willamette University, Sparks Athletic Center,
Cone Field House (900 State St, Salem, Ore.).
Celebrate Hawaiian culture at Willamette
University’s annual lu’au, sponsored by the
university’s Hawai’i Club. This year’s theme is
“E Holomua Kakou” (“Let Us Move Forward
Together”) and the event features Hawaiian
food, music, dance performances. For info, call
(503) 370-6265 or visit <>.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Now showing, Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main
St, Vancouver, Wash.). Watch Kumiko, the
Treasure Hunter, a film about a jaded Japanese
woman who discovers a hidden copy of the Coen
Brothers’ film Fargo on VHS, believing it to be a
treasure map indicating the location of a large
case of money. (USA, 2014, David Zellner, 105
mins.) For info, call (360) 816-0352 or visit
Kalakendra concert
Apr 18, 7:30pm, First Baptist Church (SW
Taylor St & SW 11th Ave, Portland). Attend a
Bhattacharya on santoor with Abhijit Banerjee
on tabla. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503)
308-1050 or visit <>.
“Lan Su in Bloom”
Through Apr 30 (daily), 10am-5pm, Lan Su
Chinese Garden (NW Third Ave & NW Everett
St, Portland). Take in the essence of spring —
plants, flowers, and everything green and
blooming — at “Lan Su in Bloom.” The garden’s
plant collection currently includes more than 90
trees, rare and unusual shrubs and perennials,
and magnolia, orchid, and camellia collections.
In addition, the event features card-making
from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Fridays, talks by
local garden experts at 11:00am on Saturdays,
flower arranging demonstrations on Sundays at
1:00pm, guided plant walks at 2:00pm on
Tuesdays, and more. For info, call (503)
228-8131 or visit <>.
“Sakura Sakura”
Through 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 Water-
front Park. The exhibit shows how these blos-
soming 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 <>.
Young Artists Concert
Apr 7, 7:30pm, Newmark Theatre (1111 SW
Broadway, Portland). Attend a concert
featuring the winners of the annual Young
Artists Debut concerto competition. Performers
include cellist Annie Zhang, violinist Fumika
Mizuno, pianist Hannah Moon, and others.
Again this year, the concert is broadcast live by
All Classical 89.9 (channel KQAC, 89.9 FM). For
info, call (503) 245-4885 or visit <www.>. To buy tickets, call (503)
248-4335 or visit <>.
“The Greening of
Chinese Literature”
Apr 9, 6:30pm, Portland State University,
Smith Center, Room 238 (1825 SW Broadway,
Portland). Attend “The Greening of Chinese
Literature: Shanshui Aesthetics and the
Environmental Crisis,” a free talk by Dr.
Andrea Riemenschnitter of the University of
Zurich. For info, call (503) 725-8576, e-mail
<>, or visit <www.pdx.
Pacific University lu’au
Apr 11, 4:30-5:30pm (dinner), 6:30pm
(show), Pacific University (2043 College Way,
Forest Grove, Ore.). Attend the annual lu’au of
Na Haumana O Hawai’i (Hawaiian Club) of
Pacific University. Kalua pig, chicken long rice,
teriyaki chicken, poi, haupia, coconut cake, and
punch are served at 4:30pm in the University
Center. The show starts at 6:30pm in the Stoller
Center and features traditional Polynesian
dance, music, and entertainment. For info, call
(503) 352-2073, e-mail <>, or
visit <>. To
buy tickets, call (503) 352-2918 or visit <www.>.
Thorns FC home opener
Apr 11, 7pm, Providence Park (SW 18th Ave
& SW Morrison St, Portland). Watch Portland
Thorns FC take on the Boston Breakers in the
first match of the 2015 National Women’s
Soccer League season. The Thorns FC squad
features Mana Shim, Christine Sinclair, Alex
Morgan, Kendall Johnson, and others. For info,
or to buy tickets, call (503) 553-5555 or visit
Young Artists
Competition concert
Apr 18-19, 3pm (Sat), 7pm (Sun), Skyview
High School Concert Hall (1300 NW 139th St,
Vancouver, Wash.). Attend a performance by
the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra featuring
the winners of the annual Young Artists
Competition, including violinists Yun Teng and
Nathan Kim and pianist Matthieu Galizia. For
info, or to buy tickets, call (360) 735-7278 or visit
April 11, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Chehalem Cultural Center
415 East Sheridan Street, Newberg, Oregon
Celebrate the cultures of Asia and the Pacific Rim at the annual Newberg
Camellia Festival, featuring food, blooms, entertainment, hands-on activities,
demonstrations, a tea ceremony, and more. The free festival includes performances
by the Lee’s Association Lion and Dragon Dance Team, koto player Mitsuki Dazai,
the Minidoka Swing Band, en Taiko, and Monmouth Taiko. The day’s events kick
off at 9:00am with the Chehalem Park and Recreation District Camellia 5K & 10K
Run. For more information, call (503) 487-6883 or visit <www.newbergcamellia>.
Lee’s Association Lion and Dragon Dance Team. (AR Photo/Jan Landis)
Cherry City Comic Con
Apr 11-12, Oregon State Fair & Exposition
Center (2330 17th St NE, Salem, Ore.). Attend
Cherry City Comic Con, an event featuring
cosplay, special guests, comic books, gaming,
panels, a costume contest, and more. For info,
including hours and a complete schedule, call
(503) 400-4144 or visit <www.cherrycitycomic>.
International Children’s
Friendship Festival
Apr 11-12, 11am-5:30pm, Seattle Center,
Fisher Pavilion & South Fountain Lawn (305
Harrison St, Seattle). Attend the sixth annual
International Children’s Friendship Festival, a
performance, education, and a commitment to
international peace and friendship. The event,
which is organized by youth, features cultural
exhibits by local ethnic communities, crafts,
face painting, an educational forum, and an
international playground with games and
activities from around the world. For info, call
(206) 684-7200 or visit <http://childrensfest.>.
Storytelling Festival
Apr 11-18, Washington County Cooperative
Library Services venues (Washington County,
Ore.). Watch more than a dozen performances
by storytellers Kuniko Yamamoto, Sam Payne,
and others during the annual Storytelling
Festival hosted by Washington County
Cooperative Library Services. Some of the 16
events include “Japanese Folk Tales and Myth
with Mask” (Apr 15, 7pm, Banks Library), “6
Steps to Become Wise Man” (Apr 16, 7pm,
Tualatin Library), “Origami Tale” (Apr 17, 7pm,
Cedar Mill Library), and the Festival Finale
(Apr 18, 6:30-9:30pm, Sherwood Library).
About half of the events are adult-focused
performances, so attendees are encouraged to
check the full schedule for age-appropriateness.
For info, call (503) 615-6500 or visit <www.>.
“Hakkodo, Artisans
of Kamakura”
Apr 11-May 3, noon-7pm (Mon), 10am-7pm
(Tue-Sun), Portland Japanese Garden (611 SW
Kingston Ave, Portland). View carved,
lacquered wood from Hakkodo Kamakura Bori
at “Hakkodo, Artisans of Kamakura.” The
exhibit showcases the evolution of works by one
family over four generations — from the curving
robes of a Buddha sculpture to contemporary
open designs. For info, call (503) 223-1321 or
visit <>.
Beaverton Arts
Commission scholarships
Apr 13, 5pm (application deadline). Students
Portland Timbers vs. NYC FC
who are current high school seniors and attend a
Beaverton public, private, or alternative high
school are invited to apply for the Beaverton
Arts Commission’s seventh annual art student
scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded
for outstanding visual art as well as outstanding
performance art. For info, call Elaine at (503)
526-2299 or e-mail <eworden@beavertonore>. To fill out a self-nomination applica-
tion, visit <
A Fistful of Talons
Apr 14, 7:30pm, Hollywood Theatre (4122
NE Sandy Blvd, Portland). Watch A Fistful of
Talons as part of the Hollywood Theatre’s Kung
Fu Theater series. The film stars Billy Chong as
a young fighter who joins revolutionaries
fighting the evil Manchu government. He soon
meets a young woman who raises eagles to
assist in her kung fu battles. (Hong Kong, 1983,
Sun Chung, 89 mins.) For info, call (503)
281-4215 or visit <>.
Lyrics Born
Apr 16, 9pm, Alhambra Theatre (4811 SE
Hawthorne Blvd, Portland). Attend a concert by
hip-hop veteran Lyrics Born. The singer’s
current tour promotes his recent album, Real
People. The performance, which is for persons
age 21 and older, also features Black Milk and
Neka & Kahlo. For info, call (503) 610-0640 or
visit <>. To buy tickets,
visit <>. To learn more, visit
World Rhythm Festival
Apr 17-19, 7-10pm (Fri), 10am-10pm (Sat),
10am-7pm (Sun), Seattle Center (305 Harrison
St, Seattle). Join the celebration at Seattle
Center’s World Rhythm Festival. The free event
includes more than 70 performances and
participatory workshops highlighting rhythm
and dance traditions from around the world. For
info, call (206) 684-7200 or visit <www.swps.
Thorns FC vs. the
Western New York Flash
Apr 18, 4pm, Providence Park (SW 18th Ave
& SW Morrison St, Portland). Watch Portland
Thorns FC take on the Western New York Flash
Apr 19, 4pm, FOX Sports 1. Watch the
Portland Timbers take on New York City FC at
Yankee Stadium in a televised Major League
Soccer match. Portland’s squad features Jack
Jewsbury, Darlington Nagbe, Liam Ridgewell,
and others. New York City FC includes Akira
Fitzgerald, David Villa, Khiry Shelton, Chris
Wingert, and others. For info, call (503)
553-5555 or visit <>.
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Apr 20, 7:30pm, Powell’s Books on
Hawthorne (3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
Portland). Join Viet Thanh Nguyen as he
presents The Sympathizer, a spy novel that is
part astute exploration of extreme politics and
moving love story. Nguyen’s debut novel
explores a life between two worlds and
examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in
literature, film, and current wars. For info, call
(503) 238-1668 or visit <>.
“Classical Up Close”
benefit dinner show
Apr 20, 7:30pm, Tony Starlight Showroom
(1125 SE Madison St, Portland). Attend the
“Classical Up Close” benefit dinner show, an
event featuring eight string players performing
Mendelssohn’s “Octet,” percussionists making
flashy and creative music with tambourines,
and a piece by symphonic brass players.
Proceeds benefit the “Classical Up Close”
concert series. For info, or to buy tickets, call
(503) 517-8584 or visit <www.tonystarlight.
New Year in the Park”
Apr 25, 8:15am, Glenhaven Park (NE 82nd
Ave & NE Siskiyou St, Portland). Attend the
“Cambodia/Lao/Thai New Year in the Park,” the
first event of its kind in Portland. The daylong
celebration features traditional music, cultural
dance, Asian cuisine, sports, and more. For info,
or to sponsor the festival, call (503) 715-6353,
e-mail <>, or
visit <>.
Peony & Bamboo Festival
Apr 25-26, 10am-4pm, Seattle Chinese
Garden, South Seattle Community College,
near the North Parking Lot (6000 16th Ave SW,
Seattle). Attend the Peony & Bamboo Festival
at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Highlights of the
family-friendly event include entertainment,
arts and crafts, plant sales, plant-care talks,
artist demonstrations, the display of more than
400 plants in the Luoyang Tree Peony Garden,
and more. For info, call (206) 934-5219 or 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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