Tonight I’m hitting a book signing with Jennifer 8 Lee who wrote about Chinese food in America:
The New York Times reporter will be in town discussing and signing "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles," an exploration of the history of American Chinese food and why we can’t get enough of it. What has us really excited is the promise of a reception with Chinese food. And since it’s at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, it’s kosher, of course.
There’s also two DC art shows I think I’ll catch. Nancy Wolf has one on with modern art on Chinese megalopolises in a gallery near Dupont Circle. The Japan Information and Cultural Center has wood prints by Shigeru Mizuki with "serene village-scapes are populated with yokai -- the goofy goblins, one-eyed boys and mischievous little spirits that are derived from the country’s folklore."
Probably won’t blog about them, art blogging is tricky, but if any friends want to make one of the shows let me know in comments or by email.