My Refuge House Fundraiser
Join this nonprofit for a night of food, art, and music -- to benefit My Refuge House's work on the rehabilitation of children freed from sex trafficking in the Central Philippines. More info here.
6 to 10 pm
251 Rhode Island St, San Francisco
Thursday March 4th through Sunday March 7th -- Los Angeles
Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA)
KOFFLA is the largest Korean film festival in the US, taking place in various venues throughout LA and aiming to bridge the gap between Hollywood, Korea, and the Korean American community through the medium of film and visual arts. Over 70 films will be screened in and out of competition. More info and complete schedule here.
Thursday March 4th through Thursday March 11th -- NYC
The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents its series of emerging solo performers. Shows include "Iris" -- written and performed by Jen Yip -- about author and activist Iris Chang, and "The Women of Tu-Na House" -- written and performed by Nancy Eng. More info and schedule here.
West End Theater
263 W 86th St, New York
$ 20, tickets here
Friday March 5th -- Seattle
Paj Ntaub: Stories of Hmong in Washington Exhibit
The Paj Ntaub is a flower cloth woven by Hmong women to stitch a record preserving Hmong history. Exhibit includes family photos, cultural artifacts, and first-person stories to convey the rich history and culture of Hmong in Washington State. Exhibit runs through Ocotber 17, 2010.
719 South King Street, Seattle
Friday March 5th -- Washington DC
"The Art of Gaman" Exhibit
Artist Unidentified, Interned at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Photo byTerry Heffernan.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents "The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946". The exhibit features over 120 art objects from former internees and their families -- as well as archival photos, artifacts, and documentary films. Exhibit runs through January 30, 2011.
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Friday March 5th -- NYC
REMAPPINGS: Decolonizing "America's Pacific"
The NYU A/P/A Institute presents a symposium rethinking the conventional categories of US history, and exploring the multiple movements of people, pratices, goods, and ideas in and through Oceania.
9 am to 5 pm
NYU Silver Center
100 Washington Square East
Hemmerdinger Hall, 1st Fl, New York
FREE, rsvp here
Through Friday March 5th -- San Francisco
Eat Out for Kollaboration SF
Chow down on delicious Japanese food at Ichiban Restaurant in Berkeley anytime through March 5th -- and 15% of all proceeds will go towards supporting Kollaboration SF.
2017 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Saturday March 6th -- NYC
MATCHMAKER: Speed Dating with Kavita Ramdya and Jen Kwok
Wanna hook up with that cute literary nerd? Allow author Kavita Randya (Bollywood Weddings) and comedian Jen Kwok (Date an Asian) to arrange that for you. Squeeze a month's worth of dates into one glorious night of speed dating! Includes a signature cocktail, finger foods, and a horoscope reading. More info and tickets here.
7 to 9 pm
16 West 32nd St, 10th floor, New York
$ 30 general / $ 20 members
Jam Dession with Magnetic North, Taiyo Na, Cynthia Lin & afterschoolspecial
Join musicians Taiyo Na & Magnetic North, Cynthia Lin, and the band afterschool special for a one-night only good ol' jam sesh. If you want to join the jam, bring your instruments!
9 to 11 pm
317 East Houston St, New York
Saturday March 6th -- Los Angeles
Check out the Kollaboration 10 entertainment extravaganza, with a talented lineup of competitors and special performances by comedian Rex Navarrete, America's Best Dance Crew's We Are Heroes, and R&B singer Vudoo Soul.
665 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles
Ticket info here
Monday March 8th -- Newark
Asian Women in Business (AWIB) Kick-Off
AWIB is hosting a kick-off reception to celebrate its recently introduced New Jersey Chapter. The new chapter will focus on developing workshops and networking activities for Asian American women entrepreneurs and professionals within New Jersey. More info and registration here.
6 to 9 pm
751 Broad St, Newark, New Jersey
Monday March 8th -- New York
Lilya 4-Ever: Anti-Human Trafficking Film Screening
NYU Wagner Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA) will screen the award-winning international film Lilya 4-Ever. This feature-length narrative explores the world of a teenage girl in the former Soviet Union whose mother abandons her to move to the United States. The film follows Lilya’s story and its downward spiral, as she becomes a victim of the lucrative, underground sex trade. Join APASA to take a look into one of many forms of human trafficking.
6 to 8 pm
295 Lafayette St
Jersey Room, 3rd floor, New York
FREE, snacks and beverages served
API Short Screenplay Contest
The 2010 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival announces the first annual LAAPFF Short Screenplay Competition. Co-presented with Mavericks of Asian Pacific Islander Descent (MAPID), the competition will award three finalists with a Write Brothers Software Package. The grand prize is an intensive consultation on a script with Academy Award winner Chris Tashima. The awards ceremony will be held on May 6, 2010. Complete submission information here. Deadline: March 22, 2010.