• 1212 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98144
  • (206) 322-1122
  • info@nvcfoundation.org

Friends of Little Sài Gòn: Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Saturday, September 30, 9am to 4pm
Little Saigon Creative1227 South Weller Street, Suite A, Seattle

Join in family fun activities: Mooncake & Tea tasting, Paper Lantern making (for kids and adults), Kids’ Story time, Bilingual kids’ toys for sale. Books for kids and adults available for lending. Contact: https://flsseattle.org/

 

7th Annual Japan Week: Public Day Festival
Saturday, September 30, 10am to 5pm
Bellevue College Campus, Bellevue

Bellevue College and the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle are sponsors, as this 7th annual event brings to mind the 七福神 (Shichi Fuku Jin, the Seven Lucky Gods). In Japanese cultures as well as many cultures around the world, seven is regarded as a lucky number. As this year’s kanji indicates that despite all our challenges, we hope everyone will have a fortunate year. Complete information at: https://studentweb.bellevuecollege.edu/japan-week/

 

CID Community Potluck
Saturday, September 30th, 2023, 1pm to 3pm
Donnie Chin International Children’s Park
7th Ave South and South Lane Street, Seattle

This is an official event for Kip Tokuda and Uncle Bob Santos. The event will have potluck dishes and food from various restaurants. For more information, contact Daryl Chin at: chin.t.daryl@gmail.com

 

Pacific Bonsai Museum: Branch Out
Sunday, October 1, 1pm – 4pm
2515 South 336th Street, Federal Way, WA 98001

The Board of Directors invites you to this Annual Fundraising Event — a fun and festive afternoon in support of Pacific Bonsai Museum in an unparalleled location. Enjoy stunning bonsai, hear live entertainment, cheers to friends with delicious bites & libations, and participate in a stirring paddle raise, all in celebration of the first 34 years of Pacific Bonsai Museum’s collection. Delicious hors-d’oeuvres and desserts from Cafe Pacific Catering, along with a hosted-bar.

https://pacificbonsaimuseum.org/events/branch-out-2023/

 

Densho: Our Voices Will Not Be Silenced
Critical Conversation, Art, and Virtual Fundraiser
Thursday, October 5, 5:30pm PT

We are witnessing a new era of whitewashing. Book bans, censorship, and attempts to sanitize our nation’s past are all on the rise – so it’s more important than ever that we raise our voices and collectively refuse to be silenced. This one-hour virtual program is free to all who register. In addition to a featured conversation between Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Densho Executive Director Naomi Ostwald Kawamura, the program will include a live musical performance by Tomo Nakayama, a poetry reading by traci kato-kiriyama, and will be hosted by Erin Shigaki and Brady Wakayama.

https://densho.org/voices/

 

ACRS: 50th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, October 7, 5pm to 9pm
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

ACRS invites you to their 50th anniversary gala celebration with inspiring speakers, cultural performances, and an exciting live auction. Reconnect with friends from both the past and present as ACRS looks back at the incredible impact made together with community members over the past five decades, supporting Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and other underserved communities.

https://give.acrs.org/campaign/acrs-50th-anniversary/c494514

 

Crash Dance at NVC
Friday, October 13, Doors Open 6:30pm
NVC Memorial Hall
1212 South King Street, Seattle

Crash Dancers is a group of Seattle area folks whose goal is to build community through dance and music. They recently started their new season on September 8 at NVC Memorial Hall, and about 60 people attended the first session to do line dancing with Curtis Luke. The next session on October 13 will feature Mark Kihara doing East Coast Swing.  Cost is $15 for dance instruction from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and practice from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm and attendees are welcome to bring potluck food to share but are not required to. All are welcome to attend, and you do not need to bring a dance partner. For more information, email:  kcrashdance@gmail.com

 

White River Buddhist Temple Fall Bazaar
Sunday, October 22, 2023 / Pick up time: 12 Noon – 3 pm
3625 Auburn Way North, Auburn, WA 98002

Take-Out menu features Sushi, Chicken Teriyaki Dinner, Vegetarian Bowl, Pies, Mochi and Manju (Take out menu is by pre-order only). Pre-ordering information on website, www.wrbt.org  Farm produce and handicrafts will be for sale when you pick-up your food order. Information: 253-833-1442

 

Japanese Classical Dance Presentation, Live Performance
Saturday, October 28, 2pm – 4pm
NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 South King Street, Seattle 

“Against the backdrop of our rapidly changing world, the erosion of traditional wisdom transmitted through Japanese performing arts is evident. How can we pass down our cultural heritage to future generations? What do we need to do to bridge the past, present, and future?”

Join classical Japanese performing dance artist, Kaya Yamazaki, PhD., as she explores the history of Japanese performing arts among Issei and Nisei Japanese Americans in the WW II incarceration camps. She will also demonstrate, through a live performance, the aesthetics, underlying meaning, and history of two dances from the 18th and 19th century. Suggested donation $10.  All proceeds go towards the NVC Foundation Scholarship Fund. Information: info@nvcfoundation.org

 

InterIm: Connecting with Community Dinner
Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Joyale Seafood Restaurant
900 S Jackson St, Seattle

InterIm CDA’s annual community dinner is a chance to catch up, learn about Uncle Bob’s Place, and other things InterIm CDA has been doing. Come celebrate their strong history of activism in the community, and they promise to keep the stage program short and the social time long since we’ve all got a lot of catching up to do with one another!

Tickets: $100. Please RSVP to Lynette at lseigafo@interimcda.org

Link to purchase online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6032072

 

JCCCW: Bunka No Hi
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 11am – 5pm
1414 South Weller Street, Seattle

Bunka no Hi (Japanese Culture Day) is a holiday in Japan celebrating Japanese culture. At the JCCCW, it is a free cultural festival dedicated to celebrating, commemorating, and educating the public about Japanese and Japanese American culture in the Seattle area. Children, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend! The theme of this year’s Bunka no Hi festival will be “Explore Cultural Art through Japanese Language!” Discover Japan’s unique forms of art and expression with activities like haiku poetry and calligraphy, as well as live performances of kamishibai and recorded performances of rakugo storytelling. Look forward to presentations of other cultural arts as well, including karate, taiko drumming, classical dance, and much more! Special guest this year: Lori Matsukawa, Emmy-award winning journalist and founding member of the Nikkei Heritage Association of Washington (NHAW). Matsukawa will have a reading and signing event for her new children’s book, ‘Brave, Mrs. Sato’. Information: https://www.jcccw.org/bunka-no-hi/