Wild in Rice Special Events for 2011
Come back often as we add events throughout the season!
May 11 - Umami: A Japanese Flavor Sampler at Meyers Falls Market 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
We know sweet, sour, bitter and salty tastes, but there is one more taste that doesn’t translate well into English. Some say that Umami presumes the inherent goodness of food, while others call it the perception of tastiness. Demystify sea vegetables, sample a variety of miso pastes and learn how to unlock full flavor and health potential of vegetables. Entertain your tastebuds! FREE
May 15 - Bento: A Healthy Meal in a Box at Wild in Rice 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Japan’s idea of take-out food can be simple or elaborate, but you can always count on a colorful, delicious presentation of 5 key elements. Foods are artistically transformed into shapes and textures, then placed in individual compartments. Forget boring PB&Js and re-invent the lunch hour! Raw bentos, vegan bentos, gluten free bentos, sugar free bentos. See how easy it is to create healthy, delicious, fun and beautiful laptop meals for your kids, work lunch or Sunday picnic. $35 per person
June 12 – California Guitar Trio at Woodland Theater 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary together, innovative instrumental guitar virtuosos Paul Richards, Bert Lams and Hideyo Moriya will dazzle you with their technical wizardry and diverse repertoire. Everything from unique originals to cleverly arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music and even surf rock. Read about them in the March 2011 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Advance tickets: $20; At the door $30.
California Guitar Trio playing Andromeda, Lexington, KY, September 16th
“Winning, energetic and highly accessible…” Los Angeles Times
“Surging forward with North African rhythms, blues, folksy Americana style musings and much more. It’s not all about technical veracity as the musicians’ astonishing synergy and overall sense of purpose serves as the core paradigm for this super-fine effort.” Downbeat
“How refreshing—here’s a modern, highly-listenable progressive rock effort with a disproportionate amount of acoustic instrumentation that’s anchored by sold and dedicated musicianship…and there ain’t a hint of the pretentiousness that is almost invariably found within the genre.” Vintage Guitar Magazine
September 9: Bert Lams and Tom Griesgraber In Concert at Wild in Rice 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bert Lams of the California Guitar trio teams up with Tom Griesgraber, master of the 12-string Chapman Stick to perform some of their original and classical repertoire. Sample their music at http://www.thossounds.com. If you missed the California Guitar Trio concert in June, you have another chance to hear some amazing musicians! $20 per person.
*Appetizers and beverages will be available for sale before the performance.
Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke tea practitioner Hiroko Hill will demonstrate Chado: The Art of Tea from 11:00 to Noon. She will prepare tea and explain the history behind the art and proper etiquette. Sweets will be served with tea. $10 per person.
*Japanese Bento box lunches will be on sale between Tea and Taiko events.
Canning Party is being rescheduled Date TBD