The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Breathin', KAFFNY

February 26, 2010

Friday February 26th -- St. Paul

Breathin': An Evening of Inspiration with Eddy Zheng

breathin_olinsmall.JPGJoin this night of spoken word, music and inspiration with Eddy Zheng, a community activist who spent 21 years behind bars and is now under threat of deportation. Eddy works for the San Francisco Community Youth Center, was the recipient of the Chinese World Journal Community Hero Award, and is the editor of Other: An Asian and Pacific Islander Prisoners' Anthology. With opening poetry and music sets by Paul Dosh and Martin Dosh.

7:30 pm
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
Macalester College, St. Paul

Friday February 26th -- San Francisco

Hyphen Trailblazing Issue Release Party

hyphen_blazeofglory.jpgCome party with Hyphen to celebrate their latest Trailblazing issue and the folks that grace its pages. With live performances by Jack Tung, The Gold Medalists, Jelani Lateef & DJ Shawn Dub, and Power Struggle. Tunes spun all night long from DJs Citizen 10, Malicious Lee and DJL! Live art also goin' down by Lawrence Yang. Not to miss!

9 pm to 2 am
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St, San Francisco
$ 10; $20 includes a one-year subscription  

Through Friday February 26th -- Oakland

Good Imports and Thank You for Commenting Exhibits

YehFINAL.jpgThis solo exhibition of artist Imin Yeh consists of two large-scale projects. Good Imports is a collection of discarded objects made in China that have been wrapped in fabric typically covering boxes with "good" imports such as teapots, medicine balls, and stone seal sets. Thank You for Commenting is a series of hand-drawn posters, with text plucked from online comments in response to sensationalized current events. Exhibits run through February 26th.

Pro Arts Gallery
150 Frank H, Ogawa Place, Oakland

Friday February 26th and Saturday February 27th -- Philadelphia

Moving Beyond Form: Classic & Contemporary Indian Dance

annelizemachado.jpgFor two days, Moving Beyond Form will bring together three distinctly different choreographers and ensembles -- Annelize Machado, The Post Natyam Collective, and Urmika Devi Dance Collective -- to explore the boundaries of contemporary culture through works inspired by modern dance, ballet, yoga, martial arts, and the classic Indian dance forms of Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, and Kathak.

2/26: 7:30 pm
2/27: 4:30 pm
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St, Philadelphia
$ 20, tickets here

Saturday February 27th and Sunday February 28th -- NYC

Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY)

KAFFNY presents it's fourth season -- with an expanded program of 19 shorts (and narrative shorts competition) and 4 feature films by emerging and award-winning Korean directors from America, Korea, and around the world. Showcased films include Chan-Wook Park's erotic vampire thriller Thirst and Lee Isaac Chung's Munyurangabo. Complete schedule and tickets here.

SVA Theater
333 West 23rd St, New York

Tuesday March 2nd through Tuesday April 6th -- San Francisco

Understanding Bollywood Through Music


A scene from Lagaan, one of the films covered in the workshop

Join Robin Sukhadia in this six-session exploration of the aesthetic of Bollywood film music. Through screenings, discussions, in-class performance demonstrations, guest lecturers, and field trips (SF International Asian American Film Festival), students will deconstruct the arrangements, theme, and structure of Bollywood music from the 1930s to present day, and examine the larger context of South Asian culture. More info and registration here.

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 pm
1436 Howard St, San Francisco
$ 180  


Cinewoman on Screen -- Call for Films

New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) is seeking films made by Asian Pacific American women, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. Films will be shown at the Anthology Film Archives on May 26th as part of the "Cinewoman on Screen" series. If interested, contact alison(at)homunculusprods(dot)com with film title, length, available format, website (if available), synopsis, and filmmaker bio.