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August 2019, Volume 69, Issue 7

July 11 to October 13 -- Cascadia Art Museum offers a new exhibit, Quiet Hour: The Photography of Yukio Morinaga (1888–1968), that is on display until October 13, 2019 at 190 Sunset Ave. S., #E, Edmonds, WA. This is the first solo exhibition of works by Seattle photographer Yukio Morinaga, an important member of the Seattle Camera Club and one of the country's leading pictorialists of the 1920's. All of the works in this exhibition are vintage bromide photographs, printed by the artist. They were accepted in numerous international salons during his heyday and now assembled for this rare opportunity to view what the world's experts once praised.  Also on display will be a few artifacts that include two walking sticks that Morinaga hand-carved while incarcerated at the Minidoka “Relocation Center” during WWII. Mon & Tue: Closed / Wed – Sun: 11am – 6pm /Art Walk Edmonds, Third Thursday: 5pm–8 pm. Adults $10, Seniors $7, Student/Youth Free. More information: http://www.cascadiaartmuseum.org/

September 26 – The International Examiner holds its Community Voice Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 26, at Joyale Seafood Restaurant, 900 South Jackson Street, Seattle. Each year, as the oldest-running nonprofit pan-Asian Pacific American newspaper in the United States, the IE publicly honors exceptional leaders who inspire and provide incredible service to our communities. This year’s honorees: Chera Amlag: Hood Famous Cafe and Bar; Shannon Gee: Seattle Channel; Lori Matsukawa: KING 5; Sue Taoka: SCIDpda and Craft 3. Tickets costs: $80: Early bird (July 29 – Aug. 31); $800: Early bird table of 10; $100 *** Regular price (Sept. 1 – Sept. 24); $1,000: Table of 10. More information: https://iexaminer.org/community-voice-awards/

September 28 – Bellevue College hosts its third annual Japan Week starting on Saturday, September 28 on the Bellevue College campus, 3000 Landerholm Circle, SE, Bellevue from 10 am to 5 pm. The opening Saturday of Japan Week is a Japanese Matsuri (festival) that is open to the public and dedicated to celebrating Japan’s rich culture and history. Come for a day of games, music, workshops, and activities. Play with traditional Japanese toys in the “kids” corner, shop at the Flea Market full of authentic Japanese gifts, learn the Code of Samurai “Bushido,” show off your karaoke talents, and participate in the cosplay contest. Plan your visit by checking out the full list of activities, exhibitors and performers from the greater Puget Sound region! Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi! Information at: https://studentweb.bellevuecollege.edu/japan-week/

October 4 – SCIDpda hosts its Annual Fundraiser on Friday, October 4, 5:30 – 8:30 PM in the Pacific Tower Panorama Room, 1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle. This fundraiser will feature a floating cocktail reception — think casual mingling about the room while enjoying refreshments and the gorgeous 180-degree view that overlooks the SCID neighborhood. Auctioneer Laura Michalek will once again lead the live auction, and live entertainment will bookend the event. Through preservation and development efforts, SCIDpda's work ensures the Seattle Chinatown International District remains healthy, safe, and vibrant. Join for the fun, and most importantly, for the good cause! Proceeds from the annual fundraiser provide critical support for SCIDpda and its programs, which include community engagement and economic development, property management, and real estate projects. Tickets $125 at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/scidpda/280094/#

October 5 – ACRS holds its Annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, October 5, 5:30-9:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. ACRS says, “Over the last four and a half decades, you have helped create a home – one where Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and others – immigrant, refugee or American born – can find help from more than 280 dedicated and passionate staff who speak over 40 languages and dialects. It is each of you – especially in these times – who fuels the hope and opportunity that ACRS represents to our community.” ACRS is looking forward to having people enjoy an evening of inspiring stories and great company. They ask you to help raise funds to bring hope and opportunity to thousands of immigrants, refugees and others across our community! Purchase tickets at www.acrs.org/gala or contact events@acrs.org or call (206) 695-7551 for more information.

November 2 – Densho holds its third annual Densho Dinner on Saturday, November 2, from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue. This is Densho’s major fundraising event of the year and provides an opportunity to come together in support of Densho’s efforts to preserve and share history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans to promote equity and justice today. Proceeds from the event will go toward expanding historical archives, education programs, and public engagement. For information: https://densho.org/denshodinner/

November 10 – The North American Post, Hokubei Hochi Foundation, the Nikkei Community Network, UW Department of American Ethnic Studies, and others will host a screening of a new documentary film, Norman Mineta and his Legacy: An American Story, at Kane Hall, 4069 Spokane Ln, Seattle, on the University of Washington campus, from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm on Sunday, November 10. Norman Mineta will be in attendance at this special screening to help honor the Veterans Day weekend. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact: misa@napost.com or tomio@uwajimaya.com or call (206) 519-5469.