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Friday, August 26, 2005

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
in L.A. Chinatown’s historic Central Plaza, 943 – 951 North Broadway

Sample tasty dishes from Chinatown restaurants, from the famous to the unsung
Watch cooking demonstrations by Chow Nam, the Empress Pavilion dim sum chef; Linda Ma on Chinese vegetarian cooking; Lupe Liang of Hop Woo Restaurant demonstrating the traditional art of vegetable carving, and chef F. Chan of Hop Woo cooking lobster and French-style beef; Clifford Wright, author of The Mediterranean Feast, in his world debut as a Sichuan-style chef; and more The Chinatown Chicken Challenge – eight student chefs from the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, in a contest to demonstrate what each can do with a fresh chicken from a Chinatown poultry shop The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program comes to L.A. Chinatown!

Taiwan’s spectacular Hsiao Hsi Yuan Puppet Theatre, in their first visit to L.A., performs three times at the Chinese Food Festival – plus teapot-juggling, tai chi, martial arts, plate-spinning, bowl-kicking, contortionists, and more
Meet interns from the Yo San University School of Traditional Chinese Medicine who will offer free tongue and pulse analysis

“Chinatown Fear Factor (for Kids)” -- a contest challenging kids to taste exotic Chinese dishes such as 1000-year-old eggs, jellyfish, chicken feet, etc.
Kids learn how to make a Chinese lantern and Chinese opera face-painting
Watch a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and sample tea from the Ten Ren Tea Company

Taste “Chinese ice cream” (lychee, green tea, taro, ginger, mango, etc.) from Fosselman’s

Continuous showings of “Eat Drink Man Woman” and “The Wedding Banquet” in The Mountain Bar located inside the historic General Lee's Restaurant.

TICKET PRICES AND ACCESS: $10 general adult admission (including two food vouchers). Discounts: $8 for seniors (60+), $6 for youths between 5 – 12, free admission for kids under age 5, and $8 for persons who use Metro or other public transit to travel to the festival. (Only one discount per visitor, please.) Central Plaza is 1-1/2 blocks away from the Chinatown Metro Gold Line station. Valet parking at the festival site also will be available.

8-26-05 KSCI-TV LA 18 celebrates Moon Festival

KSCI-TV LA 18 (Formerly known as International Channel) will be celebrating the MOON FESTIVAL on...

Sunday September 18th, 2005
Arcadia County Park
11:30am VIP Reception

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see you there.

History on Harvest Moon Festival: Equivalent to Thanksgiving, the Harvest Moon Festival is a holiday celebrated by the Chiense, Korean, and Vietnamese communities and revolves around family, the provision of bountiul food and the full moon.

8-25-05 East West Players presents...

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By Edward Sakamoto
Directed by James Nakamoto
September 7 – October 2, 2005

Beginning in Hawaii during 1957 and ending in 1978, the play centers around three young men and their female counterparts, examining what happens to friendship when time and distance have their way. But more importantly, what happens when someone moves away and can no longer relate to “home.” East West Players 1988 production of STEW RICE was one of the most successful in the theatre’s history. STEW RICE is a co-production with Ken Takemoto.

Preview Performances
September 1-4, 2005
Thursday-Saturday @ 8 pm, Sunday @ 2 pm
$20 all seats
$10 all seats w/ student ID

Opening Night
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 @ 8 pm
$60 all seats
Includes pre-show hosted bar and post-show reception.

Regular Performances
September 8 – October 2, 2005
Thursday- Saturday @ 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 2 pm (no matinee on 9/10)
$35 Orchestra
$30 Balcony

American Sign Language-interpreted performance
September 24, 2005 @ 2 pm.
Tickets $20 for deaf and hard of hearing patrons.

8-25-05 Chinese American Museum Dinner

Fabulous Dinner + Famous Asian Americans = Good time @ Friends of the Chinese American Museum.

The Friends of the Chinese American Museum (FCAM) is pleased to present our Ninth Annual Historymakers Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at the Hilton Hotel in San Gabriel. This premier event honors those extraordinary individuals who have made a significant impact or contribution to the Chinese American community. Past honorees include Judge Ronald S.W. Lew, Nancy Kwan, Iris Chang, Joan Chen, March Fong Eu, Michelle Kwan, Gareth Chang, Matthew K. Fong, Tyrus Wong, Lisa See, and Jackie Chan.

This year’s dinner theme, From Memories to Legacies, will celebrate the accomplishments of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard for her commitment and leadership in Government; Andrew and Peggy Cherng for their expertise and success in Culinary Culture; and Kenjohn Wang for his achievements in Business and Immigration. The Dr. Dan Louie, Jr. Award will be presented to William Chun-Hoon for his devotion and excellence in Community Service. The CAM Visionary Award will be presented to Joseph and Betty Wong for their contributions that serve to enrich and empower the Chinese American community significantly in the years to come.

The Historymakers Awards Banquet not only honors and celebrates the achievements of those individuals, but it also serves as the major annual fundraiser for the Museum. CAM is located at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in the historic Garnier Building, the oldest and last surviving structure of Old Chinatown. Following the tremendous success of the Museum’s Grand Opening in December 2003, we hope to keep the CAM dream alive through your generous support of the Ninth Annual Historymakers Awards Banquet.

The mission of CAM is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America’s diverse heritage by preserving and sharing the rich cultural legacy and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans. The Friends of the Chinese American Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit corporation serving as the support group, advisor and community link for the Museum.

We invite you to become a table sponsor at the level of $2,500 or above, purchase an advertisement page, or perhaps donate to our Silent Auction. Enclosed is information about the Chinese American Museum and donor opportunities for your consideration. Major sponsors at the Bronze Level and above will receive Donor Wall recognition, and special recognition in the evening’s program book as well as during the dinner. For RSVPs or questions regarding the dinner, please contact Administrative Director Betty Liu or Museum Assistant Cynthia Woo at (213) 485-8567 or Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to your presence on September 10, 2005!