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The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Sidewalk Empire, Guilty Until Proven Innocent

February 22, 2012

Thursday February 23rd -- Oakland

Nancy Hom: A Woman's Perspective

features a retrospective of her silkscreen work of the last 30 years of
women, mothers and children, as well as a display of her silkscreen process to
celebrate women of color. More info here.

Opening reception: 6 to 8:30 pm

Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland


Wednesday February 22nd -- San Francisco

Sidewalk Empire Booklet Launch

Hyphen's very own illustrator Eddie Ahn, celebrates the release of his first booklet, "the avenues," with original art for auction at the tres chic Ma'Velous Coffee and Wine Bar. More info available here.

7-9:00 pm

Ma'Velous Coffee & Wine Bar

1408 Market St, San Francisco

$10 entry

Thursday February 23rd -- San Francisco

Hep B Free + Beach Blanket Babylon

Join Steve
Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon for their second Asian Heritage Night. Organized by the AsianWeek
, a portion of each ticket will benefit San Francisco Hep B Free -- a citywide effort to
screen and vaccinate for Hepatitis B, which
affects 1 in 10 APIs. Recently
hailed as "A constant cascade of showstoppers" by the San Francisco
, Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest running
musical revue. Asian Heritage Night guests will receive a special Beach Blanket Babylon
gift. More info here.

8 pm

Club Fugazi

678 Beach Blanket Babylon
Boulevard, San Francisco

$25; tickets here

Thursday February 23rd -- NYC

Conversation with Artist Lee Mingwei

a tour of contemporary conceptual artist Lee Mingwei’s solo exhibition, with in-depth insight into The
Travelers and The Quartet Project
Preceding this tour will be a presentation by Lee Mingwei
of selected past work and a Q&A with the audience. More info here.

6:30 to 8 pm

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York


RSVP to flai(at)mocany(dot)org

Friday February 24th -- Boston

Corky Lee Exhibit: Asian Pacific Roots, American Soil

                    Photo by An Rong Xu

Photographer Corky Lee's exhibit Asian Pacific Roots, American Soil tells the story of the APIA movement, chronicling its history and bringing it to life. Light refreshments will served at opening reception.  Exhibit runs through April 21, 2012.

Opening reception with Artist: 6 to 8 pm

W/Y (Henry Wong and You King Yee Memorial) Gallery

One Nassau St, Unit 2, Boston

Friday February 24th -- Queens, NY

"Real Karaoke People"

    Jennifer Kwon Dobbs

together poetry and noraebang, "Real Karaoke
People" is a literary reading/karaoke event that will: "harmonize, shake,
split, and excavate the deeper musical notes of diasporic narratives centered
on community, family, the romantic, and immigration." Inspired by Ed Bok Lee’s Real
Karaoke People
, this event will feature readings by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Grace M. Cho, followed by a line-up of works gathered through a
submissions process. More info here.

7 pm

Place at Main KTV Bar & Lounge

36-Main St, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Law Enforcement, Media Stereotypes, & Civil Rights of Muslims in America

In response to the NYPD's admission to have used the inflammatory film The
Third Jihad
in training its officers, this panel discussion will give the
story behind this discovery and detail the legal work it took to bring the
information to public light. Panelists will also critique the film (and other
media that capitalize on problematic stereotypes) whilst reflecting on the
decay of civil rights in America for Arabs, Muslims, and other groups. Featuring Faiza Patel, Jack G. Shaheen, Ramzi
Kassem, and Moustafa Bayoumi. The A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture traveling
exhibition will be on display prior
to and following the event. More info here.

7 to 9 pm

19 University Place, Room 102, New York


RSVP here