The Asian reporter. (Portland, Or.) 1991-current, February 18, 2019, Page Page 12, Image 12

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2 performance, call (503) 223-5939 or visit
Pokémon Club
at Gresham Library
Feb 25 & Mar 25, 4-5pm, Gresham Library
(385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham, Ore.). Players of
all skill levels are invited to play Pokémon at the
Pokémon Club. Participants are encouraged to
bring their Pokémon cards. For info, call (503)
988-5123 or visit <>.
“Music, Movement,
and Sound”
Come From Away
Feb 26-Mar 3, 7:30pm (Tue-Sat), 2pm (Sat),
1pm & 6:30pm (Sun), Keller Auditorium (222
SW Clay St, Portland). Watch Come From
Away, a performance held as part of the
Broadway in Portland series. The musical is
based on the true story of when the isolated
community of Gander, Newfoundland, played
host to the world. What started as an average
day in a small town turned into an international
sleepover when 38 planes, carrying thousands
of people from across the globe, were diverted to
Gander’s air strip on September 11, 2001.
Undaunted by culture clashes and language
barriers, the people of Gander cheered the
stranded travellers with music, an open bar,
and the recognition that we’re all part of a global
family. For info, or to buy tickets, call (503)
248-4335, or visit <> or
<>. To learn
more, visit <>.
Currently on display (Tue-Sat), 11am-4pm,
Clark County Historical Museum (1511 Main
St, Vancouver, Wash.). View “Music,
Movement, and Sound: An Exploration of Clark
County’s Musical Roots,” a family-friendly
exhibit featuring interpretative panels,
historical objects, interactive stations, and more
to recall the history of music and dance in Clark
County and southwest Washington. For info,
call (360) 993-5679 or visit <www.cchmuseum.
No Refunds
Through Feb 28 (daily), 11am-7pm, Floating
World Comics (400 NW Couch St, Portland).
View a group exhibit featuring works by contri-
butors to No Refunds, the newest anthology
from Unversed Comics. The display includes
works by Jonathan Hill, Sarah Hickey, Grayson
Bear, Skylar Kardon, Tandy Kunkle, Maria
Frantz, and Krissy Little. For info, call (503)
241-0227 or visit <www.floatingworldcomics.
Pokémon Day
Feb 27, 2-5pm, St. Johns Library (7510 N
Charleston Ave, Portland). Celebrate Pokémon
Day with crafts, snacks, and fun. Catch them
all! For info, call (503) 988-5123 or visit
“Post-Border Line”
Through Mar 3 (Tue-Sun), noon-5pm, Blue
Sky Gallery (122 NW Eighth Ave, Portland).
View “Post-Border Line,” a display by South
Korean photographer Jinhyun Cha. The
exhibit, which features black-and-white images
taken within the DMZ, is a visual contemplation
of the 160-mile border between North and South
Korea and the ideologies that overlap within it.
For info, call (503) 225-0210 or visit <>.
Creative Writers Series
“Noble Splendor”
Through Mar 3, 10am-5pm (Wed & Fri-Sun),
10am-9pm (Thu), Seattle Art Museum (1300
First Ave, Seattle). View “Noble Splendor: Art of
Japanese Aristocrats,” an exhibit of paintings
that illustrate activities of Japanese aristocrats,
ceramics commissioned by feudal lords for
personal use or as gifts, and masterfully
produced metalwork crafted with lavish
materials and exquisite decorations. As the
primary patrons of the arts in premodern
Japan, aristocrats — both the imperial court
nobility and the military elite — significantly
shaped their country’s art history. For info, call
(206) 654-3100 or visit <www.seattleart>.
“Wham! Bam! Pow!”
Through Apr 14 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm,
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific
American Experience (719 S King St, Seattle).
View “Wham! Bam! Pow! Cartoons, Turbans &
Confronting Hate,” an exhibit of illustrations by
Vishavjit Singh, whose cartoons emerged from a
tragedy: the 9/11 attacks. A Sikh American with
a turban and beard, Vishavjit was a target of
fear, anxiety, and ignorance after the 9/11
terrorist attacks. Verbal insults and threats
fluctuated depending on news coverage, and
concerned for his personal safety, he turned to
humor and comics — one of his childhood loves
— to create Sikhtoons. His simple imagery often
has an edge that pierces stereotypes, prompts
self-reflection, and promotes action while
adding a missing perspective to the comic-book
genre. For info, call (206) 623-5124 or visit
“BAM! Glasstastic”
Through Apr 14 (Wed-Sun), 11am-5pm,
Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE,
Bellevue, Wash.). View pieces featured as part
of the “BAM Biennial,” a signature exhibit of the
Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM). Artwork created
by more than four dozen artists, including Fumi
Amano, Keiko Hara, Etsuko Ichikawa, and
others, are highlighted in “BAM! Glasstastic.”
For info, call (425) 519-0770 or visit
Jane Wong
Through Sep 1, 11am-5pm (Tue-Wed &
Fri-Sun), 11am-7pm (Thu), Frye Art Museum
(704 Terry Ave, Seattle). View “After Preparing
the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly,” an
exhibit by Jane Wong featuring her poems and
essays that unearth silenced histories,
immigrant narratives, and intergenerational
trauma. The Seattle-based writer’s recent
projects consider the social, historical, and
political contexts that “haunt” the work of
contemporary Asian-American poets. For info,
call (206) 622-9250 or visit <www.frye>.
Teen Anime Club
Feb 19, 5-7pm, Northwest Library (2300 NW
February 18, 2019
February 20, 7:30pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland
Attend the west coast debut of the Beijing Dance Theater. Led by artistic director
Wang Yuanyuan, the show features a compelling mixed repertory program
showcasing the unique collaborative nature of the company between
choreographer, dramaturg, sound score, and visual design. For more information,
or to buy tickets, call (503) 245-1600 or visit <>.
Photos courtesy of White Bird
Thurman St, Portland). Join the Teen Anime
Club to meet, view, review, snack, and talk
about all things anime. For info, call (503)
988-5123 or visit <>.
“Japanese Women
Artists Then and Now”
Feb 19, 6pm, Portland State University,
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238
(1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend
“Japanese Women Artists Then and Now,” a
free lecture by Midori Yoshimoto of New Jersey
City University. The talk provides a historical
overview of the emergence of women artists in
post-1945 Japan. For info, call (503) 725-8576 or
visit <>.
Soprano Helen Huang
Feb 19, 7pm, Portland Art Museum,
Northwest Film Center, Whitsell Auditorium
(1219 SW Park Ave, Portland). Join the
Portland Opera for a community recital
featuring soprano Helen Huang. The event
highlights Chinese folk and art songs with a
focus on works by female composers and poets.
Huang is in her second year as a resident artist
with the company. Admission to the recital is
free; reservations are highly recommended. For
info, or to reserve space, call (503) 241-1802 or
e-mail <>.
ANICCA | Impermanence
Feb 21-24, 7pm (Thu-Sun), 2pm (Sat-Sun),
Reed College, Performing Arts Building,
Massee Performance Lab (3203 SE Woodstock
Blvd, Portland). Watch ANICCA | Imperma-
nence, a performance by Minh Tran & Company.
For info, call (503) 998-0381 or visit
<>. To buy tickets, visit
Saibaba Temple (2110 NW Aloclek Dr, #603,
Hillsboro, Ore.). Enjoy a free community concert
presented by Kalakendra. The performance
features Hindustani vocalist Sanjana Potnis,
Carnatic vocalist Murali Krishna, Ravi Albright
on tabla, Bhvanesh Mathur on harmonium,
Harini Ganesh on violin, Vasudev Raguram on
mridangam, and Hari Iyer on kanjira. For info,
call (503) 308-1050 or visit <www.kalakendra.
Vietnamese storytime
Feb 24, 1-1:45pm, Midland Library (805 SE
122nd Ave, Portland). Enjoy a free storytime
session presented in Vietnamese. The event is
for children younger than seven years old with
an accompanying adult. For info, call (503)
988-5123 or visit <>.
Cellist Kira Wang
Feb 25 & Mar 2, 7:30pm; Feb 25 (free
preview), Pacific University, Taylor-Meade
Performing Arts Center (2043 College Way,
Forest Grove, Ore.); Mar 2 (concert), Arlene
Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway,
Portland). Enjoy performances by the Portland
Youth Philharmonic (PYP). The concerts
feature PYP’s 2018-2019 Concerto Competition
winner, 14-year-old cellist Kira Wang, who joins
PYP on stage to perform Ernest Bloch’s
Schelomo. In addition to Schelomo, the
performances include Johannes Brahms’s
Tragic Overture and the orchestra’s second
exhilarating tone poem, “The Taking of T’ung
Kuan.” It also highlights Leonard Bernstein’s
Jeremiah Symphony sung in Hebrew by
mezzo-soprano soloist Laura Beckel Thoreson.
A live stream of the February 25 free preview
concert is also featured on the PYP YouTube
channel. For info, or to buy tickets to the March
Feb 27, Mar 27 & Apr 10, 6pm, Washington
State University Vancouver, Dengerink
Administration Building, Room 110 (14204 NE
Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver, Wash.). Listen
to creative writers and scholars speak as part of
Washington State University Vancouver’s 2019
Creative Writers Series. The featured guests
include Qwo-Li Driskill (February 27), Debbie
Lee (March 27), and Abbey Gaterud (April 10).
The presentations, which are free and open to
the public, are followed by question-and-answer
sessions. For info, call Pavithra at (360)
546-9732, e-mail <>, or visit
Oregon Koto-Kai
Mar 3, 2:30pm, Portland State University,
Lincoln Performance Hall, Room 75 (1620 SW
Park Ave, Portland). Attend “So-Shun (Early
Spring),” a koto performance by Oregon
Koto-Kai featuring performers in kimono. For
<>. To buy tickets, visit
Cambodian Rock Band
Mar 6-Oct 27, Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
Thomas Theatre (15 S Pioneer St, Ashland,
Ore.). Watch Cambodian Rock Band, a musical
journey 30 years in the making. The epic
play/rock concert thrusts viewers into the life of
a young woman trying to piece together her
family history 30 years after her father fled
Cambodia. Featuring actor/musicians who
perform a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever
hits and classic Cambodian oldies live,
playwright Lauren Yee brings to life the
Cambodian rock scene of the ’60s and ’70s, a
movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s
brutal attempt to erase the music (and
musicians) once and for all. The story tells about
survivors, the resilient bond of family, and the
enduring power of music. For info, showtimes,
or to buy tickets, call (541) 482-2111 or visit
Ali Wong
Mar 9-10, 7pm (Sat-Sun), 9:30pm (Sat),
Keller Auditorium (222 SW Clay St,
Portland). Attend a performance of stand-up
comedy by Asian-American comedian, writer,
and actress Ali Wong. When Wong released her
Netflix special, “Baby Cobra,” in 2016, she
became the first comedian to record a stand-up
special while seven months pregnant. Two
years later, she released another Netflix special,
“Hard Knock Wife,” pregnant again, this time
with her second child. “The Milk & Money
Tour,” which takes her across the U.S., kicks off
this month and ends May 4, 2019. For info, or to
buy tickets, call (503) 248-4335 or visit
<>. To learn more, visit
Lunar New Year lanterns
Feb 23, 2-3:30pm, Multnomah County
Central Library, Community Room (801 SW
10th Ave, Portland). Celebrate the Chinese
Lantern Festival and the Year of the Pig while
creating lanterns to use as decorations, wall
displays, and ornaments. Candy treats are
available for participants. For info, call (503)
988-5123 or visit <>.
Free Kalakendra concert
Feb 23, 7pm, HECSA Portland Shiradi
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