On April 18 in Little Saigon, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, surrounded by community leaders, announced a major community volunteer effort called “One Seattle Day of Service,” and he’s looking for 2,200 volunteers to help pick up trash and clean up graffiti, among other things.
Two years ago, a fire destroyed the Eng Suey Sun Plaza at 815 South Weller. The estimated loss of the property was about $2.5 million in addition to the loss of 13 businesses with heavy medical and baking equipment and one nonprofit inside the building.
Community advocates say a construction project by Sound Transit (ST) to create a light rail hub in the Chinatown-International District (CID) threatens to leave nothing but the Historic Chinatown Gate intact.
The Seattle Chinatown-International District (CID) Food Walk is back on Saturday, April 30. As part of the Year of the Tiger celebration, 38 vendor booths will line the streets, and dance performances and music will happen throughout the main stage at Hing Hay Park. Organized by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Association, the Food Walk […]
Vashon Center for the Arts will feature works by former Vashon Island resident and renowned ceramic artist Akio Takamori, beginning on May 6. While not a retrospective, the exhibit, curated by his wife Vicky, will be an overview of Takamori’s work. The Japanese American artist died in 2017 at the age of 67, of pancreatic […]
The Washington State Historical Society, writer and public historian Tamiko Nimura, and Tacoma Arts Live are teaming up to host a program commemorating the 80th anniversary of the forced eviction of Japanese and Japanese American people living in Tacoma. Languages of Memory: A South Sound Japanese American Day of Remembrance, will take place at the […]
Whether it’s your first time ever seeing bonsai in person or you are a devoted bonsai practitioner, the Pacific Bonsai Museum’s third BonsaiFest will be held on May 7 and 8. Attendees will get to see hundreds of beautiful bonsai in an enchanting, woodsy setting. Azalea, wisteria, and other flowering bonsai are likely to be […]
Family members, friends and loved ones gathered on April 19 to bid farewell to Evelyn Hou.
The house had large plate glass windows, like saucers reflecting portions of the sky. But around them was charcoal-colored wood, multi-hewed, and dusty-looking.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian nations in Washington next month for a summit, the White House said on April 16. The May 12-13 gathering is meant to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to being a partner with countries in the […]