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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS B6 WEDNE SDAY~ DECEMBER 16, 2009 m SUBMn" AN ARTS CALENDAR ITIEM: Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or newsclerk@isspress.com. Submit A&E story Ideas to isspre~isspress.com. DECEMBER ArtF.AST, Collective Works, 'DOWNSIZF.: Intimate Art with Great Presence' runs through Dec. 30 at UP Front Gallery, 48 Front St. N..Go to www.arteastorg. Ever~p~m Phllharmo~c Orcl~ Wlntsr Concert, 7:30 p.m. Skyline High School, 1122 2281~ Ave. S.E., Sammamish, $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors Lena Bundy and Steve Rice duet, 7-11 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St., 391-1424 Paul Green and the Straight Shots, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Vino Bella Bill Paterson presents "Abstract Expressionism; crayon doodles on table-top butcher paper from Pogacha, through Jan. 30, at the restaurant, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-5550 Venture Highway, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-5550 Greta Matossa Quartet:. And to All a Good Night, with Susan Pascal, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake's Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $15 Scott Undenmuth Jazz Quartet, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella By Erin Kim Issaquah Press contributor The F.astside Project Chamber Orches- tra and Choir is back for its second clas- sical concert. This summer, Kevin Lee, a senior at Is- saquah High School, organized this stu- dent-rnn high school orchestra and choir to perform its summer benefit concert -- A Classical Calling. After high demand, Lee will conduct his volunteer orchestra and choir of more than 25 passionate students once again for another festive benefit concert, A Glo- rious Holiday. EPCO will perform classical pieces for all ages to appreciate, from Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" to Handel's "Messiah" and to "Beauty and the Beast's" "A Tale as Old as Time." Lee chose Vivaldi's "Gloria" to be the highlight of the concert. He described the song as a festive, sacred and happy piece, perfect for the holiday season. Lee was motivated to pursue a second concert after he saw the impact of EPCO's music. "The audience's generosity, in both the charity and the praise, motivated me fur- ther to do a second concert," Lee said. "We want to continue to reach out to the community through music." Lee saidthe group musicians and singers have grown in number and skill. "Every single person in this orchestra is high caliber. They have been recog- nized in their school, around the area and in competitions," he said. "This or- chestra is loaded with student motiva- tion. That is what makes this ensemble special." Lee said he hopes "to show the corn- munity that, even though we are young, high school students have the ability to do great things. I want to show that music has a community outreach as- IF YOU GO A Glodous Holiday 7 p.m. Dec 20 Covenant Presbyterian Chumh 22116 S.E. 51st Place Tickets: $5 Proceeds go to FosteringTunes (a branch of the Treehouse Organization) pect to it." Not only is A Glorious Holiday a great way to celebrate the holidays, and sup- port high school students, but the pro- ceeds go to a worthy cause -- a charity called Fostering Tunes, another student- run fundraiser organization. Fostering Tunes is a branch of the Treehouse Organization, which provides foster kids in King County with services and supplies that can otherwise be out of reach for them. Fostering Tunes specifi- cally works to provide foster children with access to music lessons and instru- ments. "I think everyone should at least have the chance to learn an instrument, if not play in a music group just to have the experience, representative Faith Fowler said. "I have been playing piano Kadssa Zadlnsky, a freshman at PCFC, (left) and Aric Lee, a senior at Skyline High School, rehearse every week for two hodrs for A Glorious Holiday. BY ERIN KIM for about 10 years and bass guitar for about two. I understand the benefit of having this experience and hope that other people can enjoy what I have, tOO." Lee mentioned Russian composer Pe- ter Ilich Tchaikovsky's success as a musi- cian through his passion for music. Fos- tering Tunes provides foster children with the ability to nurture a love of mu- sic. "I am hoping that this coming concert, people come for something beyond the music but for the community," Lee said. Erin Kim: isspress@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com. Restaurant reviews are a regular fea- ture of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals. By Kathleen R. Merrill t might seem a bit of a drive for Is- saquah residents to get to Chop- sticks Teriyaki Wok in Preston. But the food was worth it on a recent Sunday, sandwiched in between shopping in Issaquah and Fall City. CHOPSTICKS TERIYAKI WOK 30375 S.E. High Point Way Preston 222-7776 11 a.m. - 9 p,m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday- Friday; Specials are $5.50 - $6.49 Appetizers: $1.49 - $6.49 chiding chicken, spicy chicken, beef, chicken katsu and beef short ribs) include rice and salad. There are also stir fry noodle selections (phad thai, Hong Kong- style noodles, Tokyo Street yakisoba and Singapore noodles); rice dishes (including Mongolian beef, sunshine curry, mango curry, spicy thai basil, General Tso's chicken and classic cashew); and, if for some reason you're no longer in the mood for teriyaki after you get there, a burger menu (hamburger with french fries and a soda, $5.99). There's also a The restaurant has been under new , Dinner: $7.49 - $9.99 chicken burger and a chicken katsu ownership for nearly four months. The burger. place is clean and the service is super , Kid's menu: $4.99 and $5.99 Appetizers include flash fried egg rolls, friendly. : a tempura basket, crispy wings and pot- If you can get past the burger place stickers. , [ d cor, and the unmatching jazz music, der and delicate meat with a sweet not- The kid s menu includes stir fried egg ............................. I you ll find some tasty teriyaki, beauti- too-thick but not-too-thin sauce, rice, a noodles (with chicken or beef), potstick- k. a]t p..Ho of ................... ] ful presentation and decent prices,,es- salad with sweet dressing, a California ers with rice, chicken or beef teriyaki L__9~e.~?,H_~.dg!man~f~_q~_.~.ha~!_e_Prgl~- .............. pecially for the amount of food you ll roll (four pieces), flavorful gyozas (four) with rice and chicken katsu with rice. / lems and issues? Lea m re about any ~ i get -- enough for two meals in the and a tempura selection that included With a convenient drive-thru, call --: .......... l i"(~il~l~:O~]o}ii:Oi~'~h~r~d~/f ........ 1 case of the beef teriyaki Bento box shrimp, ahead and you can drive up and get your ($9.49) and the pineapple curry fried The fried rice was a delicious combina- food quickly on your way home. rice ($7.99 for chicken or beef, $8.49 tion of sweet and spicy. And the leftover for prawns and $8.99 for all three was even more flavorful the next day at Kathleen B. Merrill: 392-6434, ext. 227, or edi- meats), lunch, tor@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquati- The Sento box was beautiful, with ten- Teriyaki entr es and combinations (in- press.com. Tickets on sale for 'Lost in Yonkers' Single ticket sales begin today for the Issaquah run of Village ,,Theatre's bittersweet family comedy, Lost in Yonkers." The winner of four Tony Awards, in- cludin , Best Play, and the Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers" is a remark- able coming-of-age story. Two young brothers are forced to enter a dysfunctional household con- sisting of their formidable grand- mother, their dim-witted aunt and their Uncle Louie, a small-time thug. As comical as it is poignant, this Nell Simon masterwork is an examination of lives in an oppressive household, with a dramatic climax that is certain to leave you spellbound. Tickets are $19 - $59 and are avail- able by calling 392-2202 or 866-688 8049 toll-free; online at www. villageth- eatre.org; or at the theater, 303 Front St. N. Tickets for students and military members purchased 30 minutes prior to curtain are hag-price for any avail- able seat. Group discounts are avail- ab!e for groups of 10 or more. Lost in Yonkers runs from Jan. 20 - Feb. 28.