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, concludes this morning with Burmese journalist Aung Zaw of Irrawaddy.org here to discuss the current situation relative to the press and journalism in Myanmar. Aung Zaw has graciously agreed to comeas journalist Maung Wuntha, originally scheduled for November, had to cancel for health reasons. 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
Chef Carole Cancler, founder of Private Chef Natural Gourmet, will be offering samples of her recipes and sharing tips based on her book, The Home Preserving Bible (Alpha/Penguin Books) at the Bon Vivant Cooking School Open House today. We're pleased to be there selling both The Home Preserving Bible and other cookbooks during this daylong event, which also features sales on cooking tools and knives, information about Bon Vivant's cooking classes, and complimentary homemade eggnog, savories, sweets, and coffee. For more information, please email
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: 5:00 pm
Wired calls Seth Casteel's Underwater Dogs (Little, Brown) a "global phenomenon" and his exuberant photographs of dogs enjoying life in the water have certainly become a phenomenon here as well. Pet photographer Seth Casteel will show some of his award-winning images today and talk about his work as a pet photographer. Seth Casteel is also founder of SecondChancePhotos.com, a charity whose mission is to provide shelter staff and volunteers with resources to successfully photograph shelter pets (dogs, cats, and other creatures), increasing the chances for finding homes for these pets.