The Art of Kimono Lecture & Fashion Show at Yume Japanese Gardens on Dec. 11

  • Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • 10:30 AM  12:00 PM

“Yume Japanese Gardens will host a lecture and a live fashion show on the Art of Kimono on Sunday, December 11th from 10:30AM – 12:00PM.

The Art of Kimono by Lia Chen
During her lecture, Lia Chen (Arizona Kimono Club) will discuss an iconic traditional Japanese robe, the kimono. So easily definable by its simple, straight seamed “T” shape, the kimono shows remarkable complexity in its craftsmanship, extreme versatility in its use, and rich dynamism in its countless adaptions to the evolution of taste and society.
Lia Chen has studied under a kimono teacher and certified lecturer by the Sodo Kimono Academy in Japan and has a deep love for the fascinating world of kimono born from studying Japanese tea ceremony.

Fashion Show:
Live Demonstration of a variety of kimono by Arizona Kimono Club

Kimono & Accessory Sale:
A sale of vintage kimono and accessories will follow the presentation. Rarely available for purchase in Southern Arizona and difficult to find traditional Japanese items will be not only an amazing browsing experience, but will add beauty to anyone’s collections, wardrobe or even home décor.

Payment at Kimono Sale: Cash or Check ONLY

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibit: “Obi: Beauty in a Knot”, at Yume Japanese Garden’s exhibit which is running October 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.”

Tickets to the Event:
General Admission $15
Seniors/Students/Military $10
Free for Members of Yume Japanese GardensPurchase Tickets

Hiro Tashima to exhibit sculpture at Yun Gee Park Gallery reception “Moon Drops” on Dec. 3

Hiro Tashima is the Head of the Pima Community College Ceramics Dept. in Tucson. This Moon Drops exhibit runs to Feb. 18, 2023. Yun Gee Park Gallery is at 4226 E. 2nd St., west of Columbus Blvd., south of Speedway Blvd.

Gallery hours:
Friday, Saturday 11:30-6:00 pm

By appointment: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Closed: Sunday & Monday

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Nov. 27

Event by Fox Tucson Theatre

Nov. 27, at 7 p,m. at Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. Tucson

“Ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, JAKE SHIMABUKURO, will bring joy to the world this upcoming 2022 Holiday Season by delivering a special gift for all with the debut of his highly anticipated holiday show, JAKE SHIMABUKURO – CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI’I.

In addition to his signature show favorites, this special show will draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics such as We Three Kings, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and selections from his “Jake & Friends” released in November 2021 (Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill & Amy Grant and more).

Along with bassist Jackson Waldhoff and special Guests, singer-songwriter, Justin Kawika Young, JAKE SHIMABUKURO will spread good cheer to all with his world-renowned live show in a fun take on the holidays sure to keep spirits bright. Exceptional and spirited JAKE SHIMABUKURO’S CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI’I is sure to become an eagerly anticipated annual family event.”

Spektrix Event Details

Editor’s note: Once I was ushering at The Palace Theater in Hilo, Hawaii for Jake’s concert. He walked in anonymously from the front lobby, came up to me and said “thanks for helping Auntie”, and kissed me on the cheek. Star power! And I had never met him before, but he called me “Auntie”, an endearing term for the elderly in Hawaii.

“Thoughts from Japan” book presentation at Yume Japanese Gardens on Nov. 18

Book Presentation: Donna McKinnis

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • 10:30 AM  to 11:30 AM
  • Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson (map)

“Come in to hear a presentation by the author and veteran journalist of “Thoughts From Japan” a travel book offering insightful observations and candid accounts of living and working overseas in Japan and many other major Asian countries. Discuss the pleasures and pitfalls with Donna and purchase signed copy for $13 during the event. “

Event is just the price of regular admission. Members are free.