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    Arts Culture & Entertainment
April 4, 2016
Arts Show.” The display features artwork pieces
by Antonia Doggett, Russell Young, Linda
Workman-Morelli, and others. For info, call
(503) 228-6389, e-mail <ehodder@firstunitarian>, or visit <www.firstunitarianport>.
Young Artists
Competition concert
Apr 9-10, 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 cellist Richard Lu and
pianists Lauren Yoon and Anthony Zheng. For
info, or to buy tickets, call (360) 735-7278 or visit
“Variable States: Prints Now”
Through Apr 9 (Tue-Sat), 11am-6pm, Upfor
Gallery (929 NW Flanders St, Portland). View
“Variable States: Prints Now,” a group exhibit
focusing on the intersection of printmaking and
technology — how technology is integrated into
traditional practice and how it can expand print
beyond those boundaries. Participating artists
include Sang-Mi Yoo, Alyson Provax, Paul
Soulellis, and others. For info, call (503)
227-5111 or visit <>.
Brothers of the Baladi
Apr 10, 7pm, Vie de Bohème (1530 SE
Seventh Ave, Portland). Attend a CD release
party for the Brothers of the Baladi, a
Portland-based band that features Middle-
Eastern global rock. The new album is called
“Gravity of Love.” The party is open to persons
age 21 and older. For info, call (503) 360-1233 or
visit <>.
“Stone Images VII”
Through Apr 24 (Tue-Sun), 10am-4pm,
Pacific Bonsai Museum (2515 S 336th St,
Federal Way, Wash.). View “Stone Images VII,”
an exhibit of viewing stones hosted by the Puget
Sound Bonsai Association. For info, call (253)
353-7345 or visit <www.pacificbonsaimuseum.
Alan Lau
Through Apr 30 (Tue-Sat), 11am-5:30pm;
Apr 7, 5-8pm (reception); ArtXchange (512 First
Ave S, Seattle). View “Beauty in the Decay,” an
exhibit by painter, poet, journalist, and activist
Alan Lau. The new series of paintings, com-
pleted in both Seattle and Japan and ranging in
size between 6”x4” and 5’x5’, draw from the
artist’s recent experiences with endings and
beginnings as well as the beauty that can be
found in times of transition. For info, call (206)
839-0377 or visit <>.
“Poetry Month”
Through Apr 30 (daily), 10am-5pm, Lan Su
Chinese Garden (NW Third Ave & NW Everett
St, Portland). Attend events held during “Poetry
Month” at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Special
features include poetry workshops (Wednes-
days at 3:00pm), poetry tours (Thursdays at
2:00pm), the Peach Blossom Poetry Series
(Saturdays at 3:00pm), and the Fragrance Poet-
ry Series (Sundays at 3:00pm). For info, call
(503) 228-8131 or visit <www.lansugarden.
PAM biennial awards exhibit
Through May 8, 10am-5pm (Tue, Wed, Sat &
Sun), 10am-8pm (Thu-Fri), Portland Art Muse-
um (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland). View works
featured as part of the Portland Art Museum’s
(PAM) fourth biennial awards exhibition. The
display includes pieces by design duo Lead
Pencil Studio — Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo
— as well as Akio Takamori, Samantha Wall,
and others. For info, call (503) 226-2811 or visit
“Journey to Dunhuang”
Through June 12, 10am-5pm (Wed &
Fri-Sun), 10am-9pm (Thu), Seattle Asian Art
Museum, Foster Galleries (1400 E Prospect St,
in Volunteer Park, Seattle). View “Journey to
Dunhuang: Buddhist Art of the Silk Road
Caves,” a display of photographs, manuscripts,
and artist renditions documenting the caves
during World War II. In 1943, photojournalist
James C.M. Lo (1902-1987) and his wife, Lucy, a
photographer, arrived at the ancient city of
Dunhuang — located at the convergence of the
northern and southern routes of the Silk Road
— by horse and donkey-drawn cart. The couple
took images of the caves as they existed in the
mid-20th century, capturing many views of the
interiors and exteriors that are no longer there
today. For info, call (206) 654-3100 or visit
Jupiter Quartet
Apr 4-5, 7:30pm, Portland State University,
Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park Ave,
Portland). Attend a performance featuring the
Jupiter Quartet. The concerts showcase works
by Beethoven, Ligeti, and Smetana on Monday
and Haydn, Dutilleux, and Beethoven on
Tuesday. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503)
224-9842 or visit <>.
“Chinese Americana: Curating
from an Archival History”
Apr 5, 7pm, Oregon College of Art and Craft
(8245 SW Barnes Rd, Portland). Attend
“Chinese Americana: Curating from an
Archival History,” a free talk by Herb Tam,
curator and director of exhibitions at the
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New
York, about the challenges and rewards of
curating from a unique cultural and historical
point of view. Attendees learn how Tam’s
Opens April 8
Living Room Theaters
S.W. 10th Avenue & Stark Street, Portland
Matt & Ben
Watch East Side Sushi, a drama about a single mom who can slice and dice
anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit cart for years, she
takes a job at a Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to create
sushi on her own and later attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because
she is the “wrong” race and gender. For more information, or to obtain showtimes,
call (971) 222-2010 or visit <>.
(Photo courtesy of director Anthony Lucero)
rigorous analysis and investigation can serve
the curatorial process. For info, call (503)
297-5544 or visit <>.
“Interrogating ‘Chinese-ness’”
Apr 8, 6:30pm, Portland State University,
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294
(1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend
“Interrogating ‘Chinese-ness’: Examining the
Films of Ang Lee,” a free presentation by
University of Oregon professor Dr. David Leiwei
Li that reexamines the funny and lighthearted
trilogy films of Chinese director Ang Lee.
Focusing on Eat Drink Man Woman, Dr. Li
throws new light on the director’s thoughts
about the Chinese family in transformation,
explaining philosophically, historically, and
sociologically what the film director has said
cinematically. For info, call (503) 725-8576,
e-mail <>, or visit <www.>.
Gem Faire
Apr 8-10, noon-6pm (Fri), 10am-6pm (Sat),
10am-5pm (Sun), Washington County Fair-
grounds (873 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, Ore.).
Browse an assortment of gemstones, jewelry,
beads, crystals, and more at Gem Faire. Admis-
sion is valid for all three days. For info, call (503)
252-8300 or visit <>.
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Apr 8-10 & 12-14; Apr 8-10, 7:30pm (Fri-
Sat), 2pm (Sat), 1pm (Sun), McCaw Hall (321
Mercer St, Seattle); Apr 12-14, 7:30pm (Tue &
Thu), 2pm (Wed), Keller Auditorium (222 SW
Clay St, Portland). Attend a dance and music
performance by Shen Yun Performing Arts that
visits the lost civilization of the “Middle King-
dom” — the land of heroes and sages, dragons
and phoenixes, and emperors and immortals.
For info, or to buy tickets, call 1-800-745-3000 or
visit <> (Seattle), or call
(503) 248-4335 or visit <>
(Portland). To learn more, call 1-888-974-3698
or visit <>.
“Action, Anarchy,
and Audacity: A Seijun
Suzuki Retrospective”
Apr 8-29, Portland Art Museum, Northwest
Film Center, Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW
Park Ave, Portland). Watch 14 films as part of
“Action, Anarchy, and Audacity: A Seijun
Suzuki Retrospective.” Features include Tokyo
Drifter (April 8), Branded to Kill (April 9),
Smashing the O-Line (April 10), Kanto
Wanderer (April 10), Youth of the Beast (April
11), Passport to Darkness (April 16), The
Zigeunerweisen (April 17), Kagero-Za (April 18),
Yumeji (April 19), Tattooed Life (April 22), The
Call of Blood (April 23), Gate of Flesh (April 23),
and Carmen from Kawachi (April 29). For info,
showtimes, or to buy tickets, call (503) 221-1156
or visit <>.
Newberg Camellia Festival
Apr 9, 10am-4pm, Chehalem Cultural Cen-
ter (415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, Ore.). Cele-
brate the cultures of Asia and the Pacific Rim at
the annual Newberg Camellia Festival, fea-
turing food, blooms, entertainment, hands-on
activities, demonstrations, 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 Cheha-
lem Park and Recreation District Camellia 5K
& 10K Run. For info, call (503) 487-6883 or visit
Apr 14-16, 21-23 & 28-30, 7pm, Funhouse
Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave, Portland). Watch
Brenda Withers and Mindy Kailing’s Matt &
Ben, a satirical comedy about two young
dreamers — Matt Damon and Ben Affleck — as
they sit around their run-down Massachusetts
apartment in 1996 working on their burgeoning
script. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503)
309-3723 or visit <www.funhouselounge.
“Drumming in the Stacks”
Apr 9, 11am-3pm, Phinney Center (6532
Phinney Ave N, Seattle). Purchase antiques,
artifacts, crafts, jewelry, masks, prints, and
more at the Asian and Global Arts Treasures
sale. For info, call (206) 522-5438 or e-mail
Apr 16, 2-3:30pm, Midland Library (805 SE
122nd Ave, Portland). Learn about the roots of
taiko drumming in Japan and North America,
basic hitting techniques, and kuchi shoga —
rhythmic syllables that are sung for different
drum strokes — at “Drumming in the Stacks,” a
taiko workshop taught by members of Portland
Taiko. The event also includes a taiko
performance. Participants are encouraged to
wear loose-fitting clothing (suitable for a light
workout) and bring water to drink. For info, call
(503) 988-5392 or visit <>.
To register (required), call (503) 988-5234.
A Brighter Summer Day
Raag Rangeela
Apr 9, 3pm, Portland Art Museum, North-
west Film Center, Whitsell Auditorium (1219
SW Park Ave, Portland). Watch Edward Yang’s
A Brighter Summer Day, a film based on a true
story about a conflict between two youth gangs.
For info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 221-1156 or
visit <>.
Apr 16, 7pm, First Baptist Church (909 SW
11th Ave, Portland). Attend Raag Rangeela, a
sound mosaic of North & South Indian music.
The performance, which is presented by Kala-
kendra, features Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay on
vocals, Saraswathi Ranganathan on veena,
Indranil Mallick on tabla, and Shriram
Brahmanandam on mridangam. For info, or to
buy tickets, call (503) 308-1050 or visit <www.>.
Asian and Global
Arts Treasures sale
Pacific University lu’au
Apr 9, 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 (Hawai’ian 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 Stoller
Center and features traditional Polynesian
dance, music, and entertainment. For info, call
(503) 352-2073 or visit <
Bayon Band
Apr 9, 8pm-1am, Mekong Bistro (8200 NE
Siskiyou St, Portland). Enjoy a performance by
the Bayon Band at a Khmer New Year party.
For info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 740-1537.
Cherry Blossom Bazaar
Apr 9-10, 10am-4pm, 140 NW Fourth Ave
(Portland). Attend the annual Cherry Blossom
Bazaar, a large rummage sale of Japanese
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 <>.
“Fine Arts Show”
Apr 9-10, 10am-6pm (Sat), 10am-2pm (Sun);
Apr 9, 7pm (choir concert); First Unitarian
Church of Portland, Buchan Reception Room
(SW 13th Ave & SW Salmon St, Portland). View
the First Unitarian Church of Portland’s “Fine
Apr 16, 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.>.
“Dance Party”
Apr 17, 2pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
(1111 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend “Dance
Party,” a unique concert for children featuring
the Oregon Symphony with resident conductor
Paul Ghun Kim, narrator Pam Mahon, the
Pacific Youth Choir, and Dance West. For info,
or to buy tickets, call (503) 228-1353 or visit
Portland Thorns FC
Apr 17, 7pm, Providence Park (SW 18 th
Ave & SW Morrison St, Portland). Watch
Portland Thorns FC take on the Orlando Pride
as part of the National Women’s Soccer League’s
2016 season. The Thorns FC squad features
Mana Shim, Nadia Nadim, Christine Sinclair,
Kendall Johnson, and others. For info, or to buy
tickets, call (503) 553-5555 or visit <www.>.
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