Posts Tagged ‘Asian’

  • World Affairs Council back with Ruan Zongze
    I’m happy to report that the Las Vegas chapter of the World Affairs Council is back in action.  They have changed their name and merged with the local chapter of the NCFR (Nevada Council on Foreign Relations) to form the Nevada World Affairs Council.  Their next major event will be an evening with Ruan Zongze, the Minister Counselor of the political department...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Taiwanese Dance and Song Concert
    Various dance and choral groups from Taiwan will perform at CSN’s Horn Theater Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10/$8 students & seniors.Pls call 702-651-5483 for more info. CSN campus Horn Theater 3200 E Cheyenne Las Vegas NV Related LV Contemporary Dance Theater, Trails and Vistas: Hiking and Music in the Sierras, Stars on the Lake Concert w/ Nevada Ballet Theatre,...
    by at September 2nd, 2007 at 12:09 pm
  • Anime Vegas
    The existence of anime clubs is a really interesting phenomena. I have watched a fair share of the Japanese cartoons (animation) and it just doesn’t strike a cord with me. But the world-wide appeal among a very select segment of the population is undeniable. These are a dedicated lot and they have a group here that meets on the 2nd Saturday for a marathon viewing...
    by at August 8th, 2007 at 12:08 am
  • Hong Kong “Grasshopper” Concert @ Orleans
    Sep 01 @ 8pm brings Edmond So Chi Wai, Calvin Choy Yat Chi and Remus Choy Yat Kit of the Hong Kong pop group Grasshopper to the Orleans Arena. This is part of their Forever Grasshopper 2007 World Concert. Look for cutting-edge dance choreography, amazing sound and stage effects, with a night of golden hits. Reserved seating: $200, $160, $120, $90, $60 @
    by at August 3rd, 2007 at 07:08 am
  • Qi Gong and Meditation for Healing
    This class has been cancelled until further notice. Unlock the Treasury of Wisdom with Buddhist Qi Gong at Transformations Wednesdays 6p-7p with David Miller. Buddhist Qigong involves three energy channels and seven energy centers (Chakras), focusing on quieting the body, speech, and mind. The cost is $15 class or $40 per month. To sign up call David directly at 702-641-0522....
    by at July 27th, 2007 at 07:07 am
  • Dragon Arts Chinese Rod Puppet Show
    Another in the series of Young People’s Summer Concerts is “Dragon Arts Production: Images of China” with two performances 11am & 1pm on Thur July 12. A blend of puppetry, music, humor and special effects, this is a show to delight. Chinese rod puppetry is seldom seen here in the US and Yuqin Wang and Zhengli Xu are masters who have been honored...
    by at June 29th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • Thai Dance Performance
    The Thai Cultural Art Association Of Las Vegas will hold a dance performance of traditional Thai dance on July 22 @ 2pm. Tickets are $10/adults, $7/seniors & youth. For more details call 702-369-5439. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Rd Las Vegas NV Related World Steps (Dance) Series – Assyrian, Post Title
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 02:06 am
  • LVWAC Dinner for Chinese Basketball Team
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council is gearing up for a series of events to celebrate China and the 2008 Olympics. The first is a Welcome Dinner for the Chinese National Basketball Team here in Las Vegas dubbed “Beijing 2008 & Las Vegas: A Celebration of Business and Sport.” Invited guests include NBA phenomenom Yi Jianlian. The date is set for July 9...
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 11:06 am
  • LVWAC USA-China Military Relations
    By guest contributor Dr. Jesper Nielsen Last night Ben Duchek, the force behind the Las Vegas World Affairs Council (LVWAC), put together another powerful program to support his vision of connecting Las Vegans interested in foreign affairs with knowledgeable speakers and creating a forum of vibrant and relevant dialogue. The guest commentator was Dr. Phillip C. Saunders,...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • Nepal in photos
    William Cooper and JoAnn Lippert have been photographing for five years in SE Asia. On Jun 3 from 6:30p-8:30p they will demonstrate through slides and discussion how Buddhists and Hindu cultures live side by side in Nepal. Admission is free. More info at Venue is Northwest Community Church 7310 Smoke Ranch Rd Ste K Las Vegas NV.
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • Rainbow Co Theatre “The Land of the Dragon”
    Youth Theatre by the Rainbow Company presents a Chinese-inspired play “The Land of the Dragon” with Eastern intrigue and a pet dragon. This play was first produced in 1946 and continues its popular family appeal today. Performances are Jun 1-10. Tickets are $7 adults/$5 teens & seniors/ $3 children 12 & under. Call 702-229-6383. Charleston Heights...
    by at May 20th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Registration Begins for Summer “Cultural Arts Classes”
    Lumped together under the broad category of “cultural arts classes” is a variety of wonderful activities sponsored by the City of Las Vegas. Check out website or call specific Center. May 12-24 registration. Reed Whipple Cultural Center: pottery for all levels, youth certamics; ballet, hip hop, hula; private flute, guitar, piano....
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Artist Tsui @ The Gallery at Summerlin
    If you want to see some marvelous paintings by a Chinese artist with 20 years of New York art scene in his work, and meet the artist himself, be at the Gallery at Summerlin Fri May 11 from 6p-9p. George Tsui relocated to Beijing in 1996 to begin “a creative journey into China.” That journey produced a series of works titled “Fair Ladies of the Past,”...
    by at May 10th, 2007 at 12:05 am
  • Chinese Variety Show
    The Tzu Chi Foundation of Taiwan is co-sponsoring with the Las Vegas Chinese Cultural Foundation a variety show on Sun May 13 1:30p-2:30p. Space is limited and reservations are requested. Call Deborah REiswig 702-360-6023 ext 227. Admission is free. Venue is the Heritage Club Las Vegas, an assisted living community, 8720 W. Flamingo Rd Las Vegas NV.
    by at May 10th, 2007 at 12:05 am
  • China Town Hall: US-China Military Relations
    This May 31 program sponsored by the Las Vegas World Affairs Council is a two-part exploration of US-China Military Relations in the 21st Century. A webconference with Ass’t Sec Christopher Hill, US State Dept Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs will take place from 4p-5p. Ass’t Sec Hill will give a 10 minute talk and follow with 35 minutes of Q&A...
    by at May 3rd, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Dragon Boat Festival
    In the beautiful setting of Lake Las Vegas, 44 foot, teak Chinese war canoes will compete in three 500-meter race heats on Sat May 5, starting at 10am. Each canoe has a 22-person crew with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerman. Teams come from US and Canada to compete. Ceremonies will start at MonteLago Village on Fri May 4 @ 6:30pm with the “Dotting of the Eye...
    by at May 1st, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • More on Pet Food, Melamine & the FDA
    A local company ChemNutra Inc. has been named in the contaminated pet food controversy. According to the Associated Press, as published Fri Apr 27 in the LVRJ (Las Vegas Review Journal), a Kansas pet food manufacturer Menu Foods Midwest Corp. recalled 60 million cans of pet food after 16 pets, mostly cats, died from the effects of eating the melamine-contaminated food....
    by at April 28th, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Asian Culture Fair
    The Sahara West Library will host an Asian Culture Fair Apr 29 noon-4p. More than 20 local organizations and clubs will display crafts, demonstrate traditional Asian dance, model costumes, offer food and live entertainment. There will be activities for the whole family. For more info call 702-507-3630. Sahara West Library 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas NV. Related Gung...
    by at April 27th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • China in the New Century
    Join an interdisciplinary panel of experts who will discuss the role and future of China in this century. Dr. Sue Fawn Chung, UNLV, will moderate a panel representing economics, sociology, history and literature. The discussion is Thur Apr 12 @ 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Clark County Library 702-507-3400 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas NV
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 05:04 am
  • Bonsai Group Meets
    All Bonsai lovers unite. The Las Vegas Bonsai Society is meeting the second Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm. They present special programs, offer advice and allow plenty of time for questions. Call Bob 702-257-4768 for more info or click on the Bonsai at Nevada Garden Club Center Lorenzi Park 3333 W. Washington Ave Las Vegas NV. Related Clubs & Associations,...
    by at April 8th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Vietnamese Noodles at Pho Sai Gon 8
    If you are looking for a quick bite on the west side, with fast service, clean venue, fresh taste and reasonable prices, check out Pho Sai Gon 8, Vietnamese Cuisine. We had the Goi Cuon, (fresh spring rolls) followed by Pho Hai San (noodle soup with seafood) and Hu Tieu Mi Ga Xa Xiu (noodle soup with chicken & BBQ pork). Both were full of meat, served quickly and...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 am
  • Tibetan Medicine & Astrology Readings in Las Vegas
    I attended an intriguing talk today at the West Sahara Library featuring Dr. Jhampa Kalsang, a doctor of Tibetan Astro (astrology) Medicine. Dr. Kalsang studied and then instructed at the Dalai Lama’s School of Tibetan Medicine in Dharamsala, India. He moved to Europe in the early 90’s and taught workshops in several countries including Germany, France, Italy,...
    by at March 24th, 2007 at 08:03 pm
  • Asian Ladies Capture the Ice
    We all are impressed by the stereotype given to our Asian sisters and brothers – talent, hard work, great fine motor skills, discipline, cool under pressure, single-minded determination. The World Chamiponships in Tokyo only proves the point. The gold goes to Miki Ando, Japan, silver to Mao Asada, Japan, and bronze to Yu-Na Kim, Korea. It’s hard to imagine...
    by at March 24th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Vietnam vs Iraq
    If you have ever had to write one of those essays about compare and contrast, you will get the gist of the Black Mountain Institute Panel Discussion on The Vietnam War in Light of Iraq. The panel of six scholars and authors contributed their personal insights into the two conflicts; similarities easier to expound than differences. Both qualify as huge political, military...
    by at March 23rd, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Black Mountain Institute on Vietnam & Iraq
    Hats off to Carol Harter, former UNLV President, who manifested her vision of a think tank of writers and artists and birthed the Black Mountain Institute in 2006. The BMI is composed of the Forum (Forum on Contemporary Cultures), the North American Network of Cities of Asylum (NANCA) and the International Institute of Modern Letters (IML). Determined to be a forum where...
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Tibetan Astrologer Jhampa Kalsang
    Just in case there is anyone out there who still thinks this town is only about gambling, the coming visit of Dr. Jhampa Kalsang should help quell that prejudice and reinforce my premise that Las Vegas is a vortex for a whole other kind of energy. Dr. Kalsang was trained in the Tibetan Medical Astrological Institute in Dharamasala, India and has travelled extensively in...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Violinist Sarah Chang Tonight
    Part of the Charles Vanda Master Series, Sarah Chang will perform tonight with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Stelluto. The concert venue is the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on UNLV campus. Tickets $45/$60/$90. UNLV PAC 702-895-ARTS (2787).
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Happy Chinese New Year, Anthem Style
    Lion Dance, red lanterns, gold balloons and tables numbered only in double digit lucky 7’s, 8’s or 9’s, it was a gracious and grand 3rd Chinese New Year Party Celebration at Sun City Anthem last night. With a program often in Mandarin and a room filled with beautiful and colorful Han-inspired evening dress, I was transported to far away and exotic Cathay...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 06:02 am
  • Very Decent Dim Sum
    The billboard had been entirely in Chinese save the mysterious Ping Pang Pong in recognizable script, certainly tweaking my curiousity. The recent addition of a few words in English giving the hours of a Dim Sum lunch, just in time for Chinese New Year, seemed a great excuse to find out what the Golden Nugget was up to. A sign that we were in for a treat was the packed...
    by at February 19th, 2007 at 11:02 pm
  • Tai Chi Ch’uan classes
    We’ve all seen images of rows of elderly Chinese in pyjamas, their arms undulating in calming, controlled unison, visions of fluidity, grace and balance that belie their age. Their agility and flexibility are rather awe-inspiring. It is at once dance and meditation in motion. In this great cultural exchange of East and West that we are experiencing, the trade of...
    by at February 14th, 2007 at 12:02 pm