a Friend of Unfair Park would send me this heads-up (oh, wait, yes I do
), but, indeed, George Takei will be in town in but 11 days
to speak at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, in conjunction with The Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Works by Roger Shimomura
exhibition scheduled to run for about another month. Takei's appearance in Dallas has little to do with his steering the U.S.S. Enterprise
, of course, but because of a childhood spent in Arkansas and California internment camps
during World War II
. Says the Crow site touting the evening-with -- the cost of which is $30 for members, $15 dollars for non-members ... or a pound of Tribbles -- "Mr. Takei comes to Dallas to talk about his experiences as a Japanese American growing up in America." Richelieu, beware!