Arts & Culture

Performer Christina Sunardi in "Gunung Sari" costume. (Photo by Mr. Sunardi)

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This Saturday, celebrating the unique islands of Indonesia — from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Madura and more — will manifest in eclectic dance performances at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

API Flying Bookshelf organizers gather a crowd of about a couple dozen at their July 17 launch party at Eastern Cafe. From left to right, co-curators Minh Nguyen and Chris Woon, and co-founders Sabrina Chen and Derek Dizon. (Photo by Tuyen Than)

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"...a space for us to shape our own identity in our own words, histories and expressions, rather than being told what “Asian” means by an outside, predominately white perspective."

Flordeliza Querijero (right) works on a mosaic that will be installed in the lobby of Courtland Place — an affordable housing project for seniors in the Rainier Valley. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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The rattle of thousands of tiny pieces of glass pouring from buckets and Tupperware was the steady soundtrack in the basement of Courtland Place (a senior housing project in Columbia City) last Tuesday morning. Well, that and the crooning of Barry White.

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Zut alors! It's time to celebrate Bastille Day. Here are the best places to see Seattle à la française.

Break dancing in Uganda during the Obumu Media Lab workshops earlier this year. (Photo by Scott Macklin)

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Ziwa will be showing until the end of July at the 2312 Gallery. All proceeds from art sold at the show go directly to arts education organizations.

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A pair of young artists who are immigrants from Eritrea are staging a show, “Memories from Back Home” at the Metrocenter YMCA starting July 10.

Italian and French players rucking during Six Nations Rugby Championship in 2014. (Photo by Pierre-Selim Huard)

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Having Seahawks withdrawal this offseason? Is the World Cup just not doing it for you? You may have a new sport to turn.

Japanese Americans walk down the Bainbridge Islan ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle for mass removal in 1942. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of History & Industry)

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Internet sensation and internment survivor George Takei will have one more thing to celebrate when he comes to town to lead the Seattle Pride...

A billboard in the posh Gangam district of Seoul, South Korea, advertises eyelid surgery. (Photo by Jason Park)

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Everyone is getting it, but no one wants to talk about it. The controversy over blepharoplasty.

The Hammering Man, outside the Seattle Art Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Chuck Taylor)

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What to do if you can't afford to make that trip to Europe this summer?

Seattle International Dance Festival performer Molly Sides (Photo courtesy SIDF)

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The nine day Seattle International Dance Festival is an opportunity for Seattle to experience the diverse way dance is expressed all around the world.

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Nairobi's thrift shop fashion scene will have you rethinking your style.

Anacortes-based group, Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, are a regular act at Folklife. Here, they perform at the annual Spring Festa in Skagit County, another one of their regular annual gigs. (Photo from www.goskagit.com)

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This weekend Seattle Center will transform into a microcosm of the Northwest’s prolific community of world music and arts. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the...

ABC's New Sitcom Fresh Off The Boat Challenges Asian-American Stereotypes

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Fresh Off The Boat, recently picked up by ABC for its 2014-15 primetime lineup, is the first Asian American-focused sitcom in 20 years. Based on the...

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Meet the Syrian college student who helped lead the revolution from her laptop in Chicago.

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From Olympia to Mukilteo, Bremerton to Snoqualmie, Western Washington museums have banded together for Museum Week Northwest, a celebration of museums beginning May 16. The...

The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

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When a friend invited me to the World Dance Party a couple weeks ago, my first thought was, "Is this going to be a bunch of hippie white people dancing off-beat to Putamayo CDs?"

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The presence of international dance competition R-16 is a sign that the Seattle Break-dancing scene has made its mark in the global B”boy” world. #seattle #R-16

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The Seattle Globalist's GiveBig Variety Show on May 6th brought together some of the best talent in our community. If you missed it, catch all the highlights below from travel tips to Ethiopian cooking to DNA experiments.

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On Saturday, El Centro de La Raza celebrated Cinco de Mayo by welcoming over 700 people to their Beacon Hill headquarters. A large tent set up outside...

A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

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What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?