The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Curry Favor, Ching Chong Chinaman

March 17, 2010

Thursday March 18th -- Seattle

"An American Diary": Roger Shimomura Lecture

Artist Roger Shimomura will present "An American Diary", a lecture on his work spanning over 40 years, and propelled by various historical and political events. Shimomura's paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian Ameria and have often been inspired by diaries kept by his immigrant mother. In conjunction with his exhibit Yellow Terror, on display though April 18, 2010.

7 pm

Wing Luke Asian Museum

719 South King St, Seattle

$15 / $10 members, artists, and seniors

Call (206) 623-5124 for tickets

Thursday March 18th -- San Francisco

To Curry Favor Gallery Opening


To Curry Favor: Scented Work on Paper is a solo show of new work by artist Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik. Believing that scent carries a cultural weight that belies its invisibility, the artist uses spices, sights, tastes, and smells to evoke culinary and cultural memory and the impermanence of identity and place. Exhibit runs through April 30, 2010.

7 to 9 pm

18 Reasons

593 Guerrero St, San Francisco

FREE, $5 suggested donation

Friday March 19th -- New York

Ching Chong Chinaman Premiere


This new comedy presented by the Pan Asian Rep uses satire to reverse prejudicial attitudes about Asian Americans and other "outsiders". A funny and surprising perspective from new writer Lauren Yee. More info and tickets here

West End Theater

263 West 86th St, New york

$45/ $35 seniors / $20 students

Saturday March 20th -- New York

Ignatz Remixed: Matmos and Monica Youn


Internationally acclaimed avant-electronica superduo Matmos slice breakbeats out of ballad stanzas in a brand new collaboration with poet Monica Youn, based on her just-released book of poems Ignatz, which itself is a reconceptualization of George Herriman's classic comic strip Krazy Kat.

8 to 10 pm (Ignatz book party at 9 pm)

Asian American Writers' Workshop

16 West 32nd St, 10th Fl, New York

$10 tickets here

Saturday March 20th -- San Francisco

Bindleball Masquerade


Bindlestiff Studio -- "the epicenter of Pilipino American Performing Ats" -- is throwing an evening of food, dancing, and live performances for the Third Annual Bindleball Masquerade: Unmasking of a Legacy. More info here.

7 to 11 pm

Bayanihan Center

1010 Mission St, San Francisco

$25 tickets here

Saturday March 20th -- Los Angeles

TEADAWORKS New Work Festival


photo by Jen Cleary

Check out the Eighth Annual TEADAWORKS New Performance Festival, with each piece written and developed by an L.A.-based artist and centered on social justice issues affecting local communities. More info here.

2 to 7 pm

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

4708 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

sliding scale $10 to $15




Done by Sis Productions (! Just PROVES what a hot writer Lauren Yee is.