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January 4, 2016
St, Suite A, Portland). Attend a free, family-friendly workshop
focusing on the prevention of lead poisoning. Participants learn
about lead-safety techniques and income-qualified attendees
receive a free kit of safety materials. For info, or to register, call
(503) 284-6827, ext. 109, or visit <www.communityenergy
to you by:
Photo/Dorothea Lange/National Archives
Racial diversity in Oregon
“Season of Music Science” at OMSI
Through Jan 10 (Tue-Sun), 9:30am-5:30pm, Oregon Museum
of Science & Industry (1945 SE Water Ave, Portland). Explore the
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry’s “Season of Music
Science” with “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World,”
a touring exhibit that explores the cultural and physical history
of the guitar — from the lute and oud to modern high-tech
instruments — and how the instrument became the cultural icon
it is today. The display highlights historical artifacts, models,
posters, video screens, interactives, kiosks, a nearly 44-foot-long
guitar (the largest in the world), and more. For info, call (503)
797-4000 or visit <www.omsi.edu>.
“Blue Man Group — Making Waves”
Through Jan 10 (daily), 9am-5pm, Portland Children’s Muse-
um (4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland). View “Blue Man Group —
Making Waves,” a 3,000-square-foot touring exhibit created by
the Boston Children’s Museum and Blue Man Group. The exhibit
gives children a chance to see, feel, and create sound through its
Slide-u-lum, Build-u-lum, Sand Drum, and Theramin displays.
In addition, at the PVC Station, visitors have a chance to play
unique Blue Man Group instruments while learning how sound
works. For info, call (503) 223-6500 or visit <www.portlandcm.
“Let Go My LEGO”
Through Jan 31 (Wed-Sat), 10am-5pm, Washington County
Museum, Exhibition & Education Center, Hillsboro Civic Center
(120 E Main St, Hillsboro, Ore.). View “Let Go My LEGO,” an
exhibit that is all about the love of LEGO. Attendees learn the
mathematics behind LEGO while enjoying many fascinating
brick creations from PortLUG, the Portland LEGO user group.
LEGO enthusiasts of all ages can also add to the display by
building their own works of art and engineering. A special
adults-only “Museum After Dark” event is scheduled for
Thursday, January 21. For info, call (503) 645-5353 or visit
“Do You Know Bruce?”
Through Sep 4 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke Museum of
the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King St, Seattle).
Learn about Bruce Lee — including his impact in media during a
time of racial stereotypes and barriers — at “Do You Know
Bruce?” Part two of the display, “Breaking Barriers,” tackles
Lee’s larger-than-life impact in the media and film industry.
From “The Green Hornet” to Enter the Dragon, Lee defied
stereotypes, broke barriers, and transformed media perceptions
by insisting on playing roles of real people rather than of Chinese
male caricatures. The exhibit features a new collection of Bruce
Lee collectibles and personal belongings, highlighting the stories
behind his iconic and lesser-known onscreen roles. For info, call
(206) 623-5124, or visit <www.wingluke.org> or <www.doyou
Jan 5, 6pm (doors open), 7-8pm (program), House of Track
(2400 NW Front Ave, Portland). Attend the unveiling of a new
200-meter indoor track being assembled in the House of Track at
the first “TrackTown Tuesday” of 2016. The free community
event features special guests; a talk about the weekly Nike+ Run
Club; the opening of the track, which is the host site of four
upcoming indoor meets (scheduled for January 15-16, 22-23 &
29-30 and February 5-6); and more. For info, call (541) 343-6129
Free DIY flat-attic insulation workshop
Jan 20, 6-8:30pm, Community Energy Project (2900 SE Stark
St, Suite A, Portland). Attend a free do-it-yourself (DIY) flat-attic
insulation workshop offered by the Community Energy Project.
The workshop covers topics such as safety, air sealing,
ventilation, installation, and incentives (to help cover the cost).
For info, or to register, call (503) 284-6827, ext. 108, or visit
Free “Fix-It Fair”
Jan 23, 9:30am-3pm, Ron Russell Middle School (3955 SE
112th Ave, Portland). Attend a free City of Portland “Fix-It Fair”
connecting residents with money-saving, environmentally
friendly resources and activities. Exhibits and workshops offer
information on home and personal health, utility savings, food
and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care, and
more. The event also features lunch and free on-site childcare.
For info, call (503) 823-4309, e-mail <fixitfair@portlandoregon.
gov>, or visit <www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/41892>.
Photo/Paul Kitagaki Jr.
Through Jan 17, 11am-3pm (Tue-Sat), noon-3pm (Sun),
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (121 NW Second Ave, Portland).
View “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit,” a travelling
exhibit featuring historic images shot in 1942 by War Relocation
Authority staff photographers Dorothea Lange, Tom Parker, and
others juxtaposed with contemporary images of the same
individuals taken by Sacramento Bee photojournalist Paul
Kitagaki Jr. The display explores the Japanese concept of
gambatte, or to triumph over adversity, to discover the ways in
which multiple generations of Japanese Americans persevered
through their incarceration during World War II. For info, call
(503) 224-1458 or visit <www.oregonnikkei.org>.
Jan 18, 7pm, Tigard Public Library, George and Yvonne
Burgess Community Room (13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, Ore.).
Attend a thought-provoking program about racial diversity in
Oregon held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Willamette University professor Emily Drew leads the
discussion, which addresses the challenges of creating racially
diverse communities. The event also includes displays about Dr.
King and the civil-rights movement. For info, call (503) 718-2517
or visit <www.tigard-or.gov>.
LEGACY OF AN ENDURING SPIRIT. “Gambatte! Legacy of an
Enduring Spirit,” an exhibit on view through January 17 at the Oregon
Nikkei Legacy Center in Portland, reveals, through the power of photos
and documentary video, a generation’s triumph over their incarceration
during World War II. Pictured in the top photo are Shigeo Jerry Aso, age
three, right, and his brother, Sadao Bill Aso, age six, photographed with
their grandfather, Sakutaro Aso, age 70, by Dorothea Lange on May 8,
1942 in Hayward, California, while they waited for a bus to take them to
Tanforan Assembly Center in San Bruno, California. In the bottom photo,
70-year-old Bill, right, and his brother, 67-year-old Jerry, were photo-
graphed again, by Paul Kitagaki Jr., on September 1, 2006 in Portland,
or visit <www.gotracktownusa.com>.
Free weatherization workshops
Jan 6, 12, 14, 19 & 21, 6-8pm; Jan 6, Creston SUN School
(4701 SE Bush St, Portland); Jan 12, 14, 19 & 21, Community
Energy Project (2900 SE Stark St, Suite A, Portland). Take part
in a free weatherization workshop focusing on simple, do-it-
yourself techniques to keep homes warmer while saving money
and conserving energy. Income-qualified residents receive a
free kit of weatherization materials. For info, or to register, call
(503) 284-6827, ext. 108, or visit <www.communityenergyproject.
Jan 11, 7:30pm, University of Washington (UW), Commu-
nications Building, Room 120 (4109 NE Seasons Way, Seattle).
Listen to a moderated panel of experts, activists, scholars, and
artists discuss the deeper themes addressed in the play
Disgraced, which is playing through January 31 at the Bagley
Wright Theatre in Seattle. At the event, panelists Lesley
Hazleton, the author of The First Muslim; Behzad Dabu, an actor
in Disgraced; and Monica Cortés Viharo, a Ph.D. student in the
UW School of Drama, explore what the reality is today of being a
Muslim American. For info, call (206) 543-5140 or visit <www.
Jan 12, 1-2:30pm, Community Energy Project (2900 SE Stark
Lead-safe home projects workshop
Jan 26, 6-7:30pm, Community Energy Project (2900 SE Stark
St, Suite A, Portland). Before sanding down an old window frame
or a reused door that might contain lead paint, attend a workshop
to learn about undertaking these home projects in a lead-safe
way. If the home you are planning to remodel, demolish, scrape,
or sand was built before 1978, there are precautions to be aware
of to lessen your exposure to lead paint. For info, or to register,
call (503) 284-6827, ext. 109, or visit <www.communityenergy
Evangelical Zen: A Christian’s Spiritual
Travels with a Buddhist Friend
Jan 26, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W Burnside St,
Portland). Join Paul Louis Metzger as he presents Evangelical
Zen: A Christian’s Spiritual Travels with a Buddhist Friend, a
book co-written with Kyogen Carlson that reflects on Metzger’s
journey, an inner pilgrimage that weaves through a physical
40-day trip by the author and his family to Japan. The
experiences of the journey — the beauty of Japan, its culture, and
its religion — become for him a lens on a deeper quest. For info,
call (503) 228-4651 or visit <www.powells.com>.
“Sites of Meaning: Caring
for Asia’s Cultural Heritage”
Jan 30, Feb 6 & Feb 13, 9:30-11am, Seattle Asian Art Museum
(1400 E Prospect St, in Volunteer Park, Seattle). Attend
“Sustainable Management of Change: The Science of Preserving
Cultural Heritage” (January 30), “Experimental Preservation in
the Anthropocene” (February 6), and “Buddhist Painting: A
Fragile Inheritance” (February 13) as part of the “Saturday
University” lecture series. The series — this year themed “Sites of
Meaning: Caring for Asia’s Cultural Heritage” — is presented by
the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the UW Jackson School of
International Studies, and the Elliott Bay Book Company. For
info, or to buy tickets, call (206) 654-3210 or visit <www.seattle
Jan 31 (application deadline). Apply to the BOLD (Beaverton
Organizing and Leadership Development) program to learn
about community organizing, public policy, issues faced in the
Beaverton community, and more. The cohort, which is organized
by the Center for Intercultural Organizing in partnership with
the City of Beaverton, includes three eight-hour classes held once
per month (February 20, March 19, and April 16). All program
costs are covered for participants. For info, contact Mee Seon
Kwon at (503) 753-6331 or e-mail <meeseon@intercultural
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