Pints from the Past focuses on Chinese cooking
Richard Engeman will present the Pints from the Past talk Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N. State St. The topic of the presentation is Chop Suey for All: Chinese Cooks in Oregon. Engeman will talk about the saga of Chinese immigrants from the 1850s to the present, illustrating how it was that many Chinese — men only initially — cooked for a living, eventually opening Chinese-American restaurants. These restaurants helped promote family life, especially in smaller towns.
Engeman is a historian and archivist with wide research and writing experience in Pacific Northwest history.
The presentation is free; doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow patrons to order food and drinks to enjoy during the presentation.
Portland Revels announce winter solstice celebration
The Portland Revels will present "The Christmas Revels Ghosts of Haddon Hall," an English celebration of the winter solstice Dec. 13 through 22 at Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway in Portland. There are evening and matinee performances, and a special children's show titled "Haddon Holiday." To learn more and purchase tickets visit portlandrevels.org or call 503-274-4654.
PYP opens season 96
Portland Youth Philharmonic will open its 96th season Nov. 9 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway St., Portland. The program features American composer George Gershwin's expressive, jazz-inspired Piano Concerto, performed by Sunset High sophomore Joshua Ji, winner of the 2019 Portland Piano International/ SOLO Piano Concerto Competition.
The concert will also feature Amy Beach's "Gaelic Symphony" and "Batuque" by Brazilian composer Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez.
Tickets start at $5 in the orchestra level and can be purchased online at portlandyouthphil.org/concerts, or at the door.
Learn to make pho, Vietnamese noodle soup
Chef Surja Tjahaja will teach a class on making pho from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road in West Linn. Pho is the national street food of Vietnam that took its influence from the French dish pot au feu (fire pot), after France colonized Indochina. Made with rice noodles and a rich, well-brewed broth this dish has become a mainstay of Vietnamese restaurants across the U.S.
To register visit https://westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec. In addition to the registration fee there is a materials fee of $15.
Newberg Community Band to hold concert
Newberg Community Band will present classical pieces by Mozart and Bach, plus marches by John Williams and Sousa in a concert taking place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox University campus, 414 N. Meridian St., in Newberg.
The concert is free and open to all.
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