Start: 9:30 am
Saturday University Myanmar and Its Many Peoples Lecture Series, presented by the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART AND IDEAS, in partnership with the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, PARTNERS ASIA and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. This fall's ten-week series featuring an array of speakers from near and far on aspects of Myanmar (Burma) and its history, culture, religion, and present-day situation, continues this morning with Mary Callahan, Associate Professor at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, speaking on "Current Peace Negotiations," an up-to-date report on a place where things are developing rapidly. Individual lecture tickets are $5 for SAM members, $10 for nonmembers. Series tickets are $43 for SAM members, $86 for nonmembers. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is at 1400 E. Prospect in Volunteer Park. For more information, please see www.seattleartmuseum.org.
Start: 10:00 am
End: 4:00 pm
Presented by ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL PARISH. We're glad to announce that we'll once again participate in St. Peter's Annual Craft and Book Fair. Among this year's offerings are homemade sushi, baked goods and traditional Japanese treats, ornaments, origami art, JAE Awards design wear, clothing, children's crafts, fair trade items from Africa, Peru, and more. We'll being a selection of Japanese American and other multicultural-themed books, bilingual books, cookbooks, and calendars for children and adults, and a special selection of books about making your own gifts and other crafts items. Free admission. St. Peter's Episcopal Parish is at 1610 S. King Street. For more information, please call (206) 323-5250.
Start: 11:00 am
Join us for this fun round of readings from holiday picture books, featuring the talents of actors from ReAct Theatre! You won't want to miss favorites like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express and more! ... Go to the Children's section... and let the holiday stories begin! For more information on ReAct, visit www.reacttheatre.org.
Start: 12:00 pm
Presented by THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY as part of its 2012 McLellan/O'Donnell Living History Series. Cultural commentator, National Humanities Medal recipient, and Rhodes Scholar Clay Jenkinson presents a simulated debate between two of our greatest presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. A co-founder of the contemporary Chautauqua movement, a forum for public discussion about the ideas and lives of key figures in American history, Clay Jenkinson offers a three-part performancein costume as presidents Jefferson and Roosevelt debating and discussing; taking questions from audience members; and then, back 'out of character,' taking questions from a more scholarly, historical plane. Book and DVD sales and a booksigning are included as part of the day's festivities. His most recent book is For the Love of North Dakota and Other Essays: Sundays with Clay in the Bismarck Tribune (Dakota Institute). Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Doors open at 11:15 a.m. For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636. Please note that in past years these appearances have filled rapidly, so early arrival is suggested.