[FEB. 20-26]

February 19, 2006

Monday, Feb. 20 – Philly, PA
Generasian Next Theater Workshop for teens presented by Asian Arts Initiative; classes taught by veteran performance artist Gary San Angel. (Meets Mondays, 4-7pm Feb. 20-May 20, 2006. 1315 Cherry St., 2nd Fl., Philadelphia, PA. 215.557.0445. www.asianartsinitiative.org. Sliding scale-$150).

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – SF, CA
Poetry as Opera, a reading by Genny Lim, accompanied by composter Hong Wong. (6:30pm, Koret Auditorium, lower level, San Francisco Public Library. 100 Larkin St., S.F. www.kearnystreet.org. FREE).

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – SF, CA
Indie Asian Band Showcase features All Ages, 8Past, Jumping Jacks and Sky and Telescope. (7:30pm, Slim’s at 333 11th St., S.F. 415.255.0333. $8).

Thursday, Feb. 23 – NYC
Enjoy an Evening of Asian American Poetry with Meena Alexander, Marilyn Chin, Luis Francia, Eric Gamalinda, Kimiko Hahn, Vijay Seshadri, Barbara Tran and Shanxing Wang; opening remarks by Arthur Sze. Dedicated to the memory of Chris Iijima. (7:30pm, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 65 West 11th St., 5th Fl., Wollman Hall, NYC. 212.229.5488. www.aaww.org. $7-10).

Thursday, Feb. 23 – SF, CA
Commotion: Join Kearny Street Workshop and local artists for KSW’s art expo and cd release, “7 Years of APAture." Musical performances by Goh Nakamura, Ee, Golda Supernova, DJ VNA and SambAsia. (6:30pm, SPACE180, 180 Capp St., 3rd Fl., S.F. www.kearnystreet.org. FREE).

Babae, an organization for the rights and welfare of Filipino women, celebrates its one-year anniversary! (10pm-2am, Il Pirata Bar, 2007 16th St., S.F. 21+. www.babaesf.org. $5-10).

Saturday Feb. 25 – SF, CA
Kaisahan: an evening of resistance, culture and international solidarity, presented by BAYAN-USA, Locus Arts and VietUnity. February marks the anniversary of the Philippine-American War more than 100 years ago and increased US military training. Evening includes documentary film "People's Verdict: 2005 International Solidarity Mission for Human Rights in the Philippines” and performances by Power Struggle, Echoes of Bullets, League of Filipino Students SFSU and BABAE. (8pm, SPACE180, 180 Capp St. 3rd Fl., S.F. www.bayanusa.org,, www.locusarts.org. $5-10).

Sunday Feb. 26 - SF, CA
Day of Remembrance 2006: Carrying the Light for Justice commemorates the 25th anniversary of the redress hearings. Join MC Jeff Adachi, guest speakers Sen. Daniel Inouye and D. Satsuki Ina, films and performances. (2pm, AMC Kabuki 8 Theatres, 1881 Post St., S.F. 415.921.5007. www.dayofremembrance.org. $15-20).

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Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.