Salinas Chinatown Exhibit at Steinbeck Center
- When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, time TBA
- Where: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The Steinbeck Center and Asian Community Encounters launches a two-year exhibition that hones in on three areas of Salinas' Chinatown Asian culture and lore—Chinese, Filipino and Japanese. It starts with Chinese in Salinas Chinatown, which runs through July 4 and opens Saturday, April 24, with a free reception. Scored by music created for the exhibit by Bob Danziger and Andrew Waters, the reception features a lion dance by Leonard Han, traditional Chinese music and finger food, jasmine tea and local wines. Descendents of two of Salinas' Chinatown families, Wellington Lee and Wally Ahtye, tell stories of the storied Asian community, and the art and calligraphy of Wenson Louie is on display. Be sure to first catch the ancillary events of Asian culture on April 24: the Korean Culture event at Steinbeck Library (1-2:30pm) and the Salinas Asian Festival in Chinatown (11am-4pm). [WR]
6-9pm April 24 opening reception; 10am-5pm daily. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. April 24 opening reception: free; regular hours: $10.95/adult, $8.95/senior, student and military with ID, $7.95/youth 13-17, $5.95/child 6-12, free/child 5 and under. 775-4721. http://www.steinbeck.org.