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Sunday, September 28, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Cooking for Sumo Wrestlers

Japanese American Cuisine Series
Lecture/Demonstration

Former Sansei (third generation) sumo wrestler, Bob Suetsugu will demonstrate the preparation of chanko nabe, a stew which is cooked in an iron pot and a staple meal for sumo wrestlers. From 1975 to 1985, Mr. Suetsugu was a professional sumo wrestler and completed in tournaments under the name Sho-Ryu-Zan, which means Pine Dragon Mountain. After retiring from sumo, he became an apprentice at a sushi restaurant and in 1990, returned to his hometown, Seattle where he opened his Sushi Man Restaurant in nearby Issaquah. Members $5, non-members $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Saturday, September 27, 1997
2:00 PM—3:30 PM

Three Lives

Three Lives is a solo performance piece by Alex Luu which tells the autobiographical tale of the author’s journey to manhood from a harrowing escape from Saigon as a refugee, the comical and painful phases of assimilation in America as an adolescent, and finally to adulthood where traditional culture and unbridled individuality collide.

Alex Luu is an independent filmmaker, performer, writer and teacher who performed in the 1994 Museum show Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Asian Men. Suitable for all ages (some adult language). Members $5, non-member $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Thursday, September 25, 1997
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Three Lives

Three Lives is a solo performance piece by Alex Luu which tells the autobiographical tale of the author’s journey to manhood from a harrowing escape from Saigon as a refugee, the comical and painful phases of assimilation in America as an adolescent, and finally to adulthood where traditional culture and unbridled individuality collide.

Alex Luu is an independent filmmaker, performer, writer and teacher who performed in the 1994 Museum show Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Asian Men. Suitable for all ages (some adult language). Members $5, non-member $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Thursday, September 18, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

AT&T East West Players New Voices Writers Gallery Series

Thursday Evening at the Museum
New Play Reading

This program features the winners of the New Voices Play writing Competition sponsored by East West Players. The plays of these talented young playwrights were selected from entries collected from throughout the country in a contest that EWP hopes to make international in scope in the near future. Follow the development of these plays that may someday progress to the East West Players mainstage and beyond. Free with museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Friday, September 12, 1997
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Horticulture in Southern California

Join Bruce Asakawa, host of the San Diego radio talk show West Coast Gardenline as he speaks about Southern California geography, climate, and soil conditions. Mr. Asakawa is a landscape architect who has worked in California’s retail nursery and landscape industry for over 40 years and whose popular radio program reaches more than 1.2 million listeners each weekend. A definite treat for all gardener enthusiasts and fans of the West Coast Gardenline radio show. Reservations required. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, September 11, 1997
7:30 PM—9:00 PM

Asian American Writers' Workshop Readings Series

Thursday Evening at the Museum

The third in the series presented by the New York-based literary collective features writers from the Japanese American community. Writers Jeff T. Matsuda, Denise Uyehara, and Amy Uyematsu will read from their works. Besides organizing readings, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop publishes the Asian Pacific American Journal, explanAsian, and anthologies by Asian American writers. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

 

 

 

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