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Arts Culture & Entertainment
January 15, 2018
Blackfish Gallery (420 NW Ninth Ave,
Portland). View “Parts of the Cosmic Tree,” an
exhibit by sculptor Kanetaka Ikeda featuring
large, mixed-media sculptures made of cotton
batting fabric stretched on cherry branches
pruned from the artist’s yard. Ikeda’s signature
use of the materials combined with string and
wood glue are accented with carefully placed
areas of acrylic paint. The display also includes
pieces by guest artists Alan Lau (“Quiet Days”)
and Christy Wyckoff (“Paintings and Works on
Paper”) as well as Blackfish new member
Monica Mitchell. For info, call (503) 224-2634 or
visit <>.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Now showing, theaters in metropolitan
Portland. Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The
Skywalker saga continues in the film, as the
heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic
legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-
old mysteries of the Force and a shocking revela-
tion of the past. (USA, 2017, Rian Johnson, 152
mins.) For info and showtimes, call 1-800-326-
3264 or visit <>.
Ho’ike fundraiser
Feb 3, 1pm (matinee show), 4pm (doors open
for evening dinner & auction), 6pm (evening
show), Portland Community College, Sylvania
Campus, Performing Arts Center (12000 SW
49th Ave, Portland). Attend a ho’ike fundraiser
presented by the Ka’ana ‘Ike A Ka ‘Ohana
Foundation and Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a.
A matinee performance, which does not include
a meal, takes place at 1:00pm. The evening
show features Polynesian dancing, hula
performances, live music, a silent auction, and a
Hawai‘ian dinner. For info, call (503) 970-5749.
To buy tickets, e-mail <> or visit
Zhi Lin
Through Jan 27, 10am-5:30pm (Tue-Sat),
Prographica/KDR Gallery (313 Occidental Ave
S, Seattle). View “Confronting History|Ret-
rieving Memory,” an exhibit by Zhi Lin of new
work that conveys the significant contributions
of Chinese immigrants who helped build the
Transcontinental Railroad. The display
comprises field studies executed in Chinese ink,
chronicling the history of Chinese immigrant
workers in Seattle and Tacoma. The gallery
show also includes a video installation that
complements a comprehensive series on view
through February 18 at the Tacoma Art
Museum — “Zhi Lin: In Search of the Lost
History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcon-
tinental Railroads.” For info, call (206) 999-0849
or visit <>.
“The Resale Show”
Through Jan 27 (Wed-Sat), noon-5:30pm,
Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St,
Eugene, Ore.). View “The Resale Show,” an
exhibit of pieces by regional artists whose work
is highly sought after and hard to find. Featured
pieces were created by Yugi Hirioshi, Yuji
Hiratsuka, Humberto Gonzalez, and many
others. For info, call (541) 684-7963 or visit
Maihwa Frances Li
Through Jan 31 (daily), 10am-4pm, Lan Su
Chinese Garden (239 NW Everett St, Portland).
View traditional Chinese watercolor and
contemporary acrylic paintings by Maihwa
Frances Li. During the exhibit, the artist is
holding brush-painting demonstrations (Janu-
ary 19 and 26 from 2:00 to 4:00pm as well as on
Saturday, January 27, from 1:00 to 3:00pm). For
info, call (503) 228-8131 or visit <www.lansu>.
“Taking Refuge”
Through Jan 31, 9am-11pm, Powell’s City of
Books, Basil Hallward Gallery (1005 W
Burnside St, Portland). View “Taking Refuge,” a
solo exhibit by artist Sharon Jonquil. The
display explores the meditative intersection
between Buddhist philosophical thought and
emotional responses as expressed through both
acrylic and encaustic painting. For info, call
(503) 228-4651 or visit <>. To
learn more, visit <>.
“Circle of Animals/
Zodiac Heads”
Through June 24, 11am-5pm (Tue,
Thu-Sun), 11am-8pm (Wed), University of
Oregon (UO), Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,
North Courtyard (1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene,
Ore.). View “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads,”
an exhibit of a dozen sculptures by Ai Weiwei
representing the animal symbols from the
traditional Chinese zodiac. The artist drew
inspiration for the 12 heads from those
originally located at Yuanming Yuan (Old
Summer Palace). For info, call (541) 346-3027 or
visit <>.
Jan 16-Mar 4 (Tue-Sun), noon-4pm; Jan 21,
4-6pm (reception); Mar 4, 4-6pm (closing event);
Marylhurst University, The Art Gym (17600
Pacific Hwy, Marylhurst, Ore.). View
“Endings,” an exhibit of new pieces by artists
Srijon Chowdhury and Bobbi Woods. The
display centers on recognizable objects and
narrative imagery to investigate the structures
of myth and materialism. For info, call (503)
699-6243 or visit <>.
The Brothers Paranormal
Jan 19-21, 7:30pm (Fri-Sat) 2pm (Sat-Sun),
Portland State University (PSU), Lincoln Hall,
Boiler Room Theatre (1620 SW Park Ave,
Portland). Watch The Brothers Paranormal, a
play about two Thai-American brothers who
launch a ghost-hunting business in order to
capitalize on the nationwide increase in
sightings of Asian-looking ghosts. When the
Lunar New Year crafts
Feb 3, 3-4:30pm, Midland Library (805 SE
122nd Ave, Portland). Prepare for the coming
Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog by
creating New Year crafts and decorations. The
event is presented in Chinese. For info, call
(503) 988-5123 or visit <>.
January 28, 2:00pm
Portland Art Museum, Northwest Film Center
Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland
Watch King Kong, the cinema classic that follows a film crew to a tropical island
for an exotic location shoot, where they soon discover a colossal giant gorilla who
takes a shine to their blonde female star. King Kong features groundbreaking
stop-motion effects by Willis O’Brien. The film is screening as part of the Northwest
Film Center’s “Animated Worlds: Stop-Motion Classics” series. (USA, 1933,
Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 100 mins.) For more information, or to
buy tickets, call (503) 221-1156 or visit <>.
Photo courtesy of the Northwest Film Center
siblings end up investigating the residence of an
African-American couple who claim the house is
haunted by one very terrifying spirit, the
notions of reality, fantasy, and sanity clash with
the shocking truth. The production is presented
by Theatre Diaspora, a project of MediaRites.
For info, call (503) 233-2919. To buy tickets (re-
quired in advance), visit <www.theatredias> or <>.
“The Tyranny of Realism”
Jan 20, 11am-1pm, Portland State Univer-
sity (PSU), Lincoln Hall, Boiler Room Theatre
(1620 SW Park Ave, Portland). Attend “The
Tyranny of Realism,” a free playwriting work-
shop led by Prince Gomolvilas. For info, call
(503) 233-2919, or visit <www.theatrediaspora.
org> or <>. To register
(required), visit <
Free ho’ike
Jan 20, 2pm, Fairfield Church of the
Nazarene (1052 Fairfield Ave, Eugene, Ore.).
Join Halau O Ke Alaula for a free ho’ike. The
event features ancient (kahiko) and modern
(auana) hula as well as ‘oli (chanting taught
through teachings from Olelo, or Hawai‘ian
language from oral traditions) by hula school
students ranging in age from five to more than
67 years old. Refreshments are served after the
performance. For info, call (541) 521-3434 or
e-mail <>.
Jan 20-Feb 18, Artists Repertory Theatre,
Morrison Stage (1515 SW Morrison St,
Portland). Watch the world premiere of Magel-
lanica by award-winning Oregon playwright
E.M. Lewis. The play takes on climate science in
a five-part epic story set in the South Pole. The
cast includes Barbie Wu, Vin Shambry, and
others. Opening night is January 27 at 2:00pm;
preview performances are held January 20-21
(2:00pm) and January 25-26 (5:30pm). For info,
showtimes, or to buy tickets, call (503) 241-1278
or visit <>.
The Book of Mormon
Jan 23, 7:30pm (Tue-Sat), 2pm (Sat), 1pm &
6:30pm (Sun), Keller Auditorium (222 SW Clay
St, Portland). Watch The Book of Mormon, an
award-winning musical comedy that follows the
misadventures of a mismatched pair of
missionaries, sent halfway around the world to
spread the Good Word. The performance
contains explicit language. For info, or to buy
tickets, call (503) 241-1802 or 1-800-273-1530,
or visit <> or <www.>.
Voices of Light
Jan 26, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert
Hall (1037 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend
Voices of Light, a live performance by Camerata
PYP, Vox Femina, three Portland State
University ensembles, and others. The show,
Feb 3, 4:30pm, Lewis & Clark College, Evans
Auditorium (0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd,
Portland). Enjoy “Nrityotsava,” an evening of
Indian and Nepalese classical and folk dance.
For info, or to buy tickets, call (503) 308-1050 or
visit <>.
which is presented as part of the Northwest
Film Center’s “Reel Music Festival,” features an
oratorio by Richard Einhorn with multiple local
vocal artists accompanying the screening of
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s iconic 1928 silent film
The Passion of Joan of Arc. For info, or to buy
tickets, call (503) 223-5939 or visit
Brandon Shimoda &
Stacey Tran
Feb 7, 3:30-4:30pm, Marylhurst University,
The Old Library (17600 Pacific Hwy,
Marylhurst, Ore.). Attend the “Marylhurst
Reading Series,” a free event featuring Brandon
Shimoda and Stacey Tran reading poems from
their recent books. For info, call (503) 699-6242
or visit <>.
“Influence of Baul Poetry”
Mochitsuki 2018
Jan 28, 11am-4pm, Portland State Univer-
sity (PSU), Smith Memorial Student Union
(1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend Mochit-
suki 2018, the annual Japanese- American New
Year celebration. The event includes 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, Unit Souzou, Takohachi taiko,
the Sahomi Tachibana Dancers, storyteller
Alton Chung, Oregon Koto Kai, Dance Leo, and
others. For info, call (503) 224-1458 or visit
Who Reads Poetry
Jan 29, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005
W Burnside St, Portland). Join the editors of
Who Reads Poetry, Fred Sasaki and Don Share,
at Powell’s City of Books. The two brought
together 50 compelling works — offering a broad
selection of perspectives and reflections — to
prove that poetry can be read by everyone.
Sasaki and Share are joined in conversation by
poets Samiya Bashir, author of Field Theories,
and Ed Skoog, author of Run the Red Lights. For
info, call (503) 228-4651 or visit <www.powells.
Minority Retort
Jan 29, 8pm, Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE
Sandy Blvd, Portland). Attend Minority Retort,
an evening filled with jokes by comedians of
color. The comedy showcase, which includes
Nathan Brannon, Mona Concepcion, Thomas
Lundy, and Wilfred Padua, is hosted by Neeraj
Srinivasan, Jason Lamb, and Julia Ramos. For
info, call (503) 281-4215 or visit <www.holly>.
Kanetaka Ikeda
Jan 30-Feb 24 (Tue-Sat), 11am-5pm; Feb 1,
6-9pm (opening); Feb 24, 2pm (artist talk);
Feb 8, 6-8pm, Portland State University
(PSU), Smith Memorial Student Union, Room
238 (1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend
“Influence of Baul Poetry (Singing Poetry) on
the Works of Ginsberg and Bob Dylan,” a free
talk by Geetanjali Joshi, a post-doctoral fellow
at PSU. For info, call (503) 725-8576 or visit
Lunar New Year events at
Multnomah County Libraries
Feb 17-18 & 20; Feb 17, 2-4pm, Gregory
Heights Library (7921 NE Sandy Blvd,
Portland); Feb 18, 2-4pm, Multnomah County
Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland);
Feb 20, 6-7:30pm, Holgate Library (7905 SE
Holgate Blvd, Portland). Celebrate the Lunar
New Year and welcome the Year of the Dog with
cultural performances, educational activities,
and light refreshments. For info, call (503)
988-5123 or visit <>.
Tet Festival 2018
Feb 18, 11:30am-5pm, Portland Airport
Holiday Inn, Conference Center (8439 NE
Columbia Blvd, Portland). Celebrate the Year of
the Dog at the Vietnamese Community of
Oregon’s Tet Festival. Tet, a shortened name for
Tet Nguyen Dan, translates as the “first day”
and marks the 23rd day of the 12th month of the
lunar calendar. Tet is a time to celebrate
heritage, honor ancestors, leave the past year’s
problems behind, and make a fresh start. The
daytime festival features a lion dance, perfor-
mances, traditional dance, an ao dai (long dress)
pageant, a kids’ fashion show, activities for
children, recognition of outstanding students,
free health screenings and information, and
more. An evening of musical performances
takes place after the daytime festival from
6:00pm to 10:00pm (tickets are required). For
info, or to buy tickets to the evening concert, call
(971) 222-5698 or visit <>.
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The Asian Reporter, Attn: Events Calendar
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