The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Paj Ntaub, Kollaboration 10

March 4, 2010

My Refuge House Fundraiser

e-invite 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

Project 1

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.

Wing Luke Asian Museum

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.

The Renwick Gallery

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

ichiban flyer 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.

Ichiban Restaurant

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

The Workshop

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

$ 30 general / $ 20 members

Jam Dession with Magnetic North, Taiyo Na, Cynthia Lin & afterschoolspecial

taiyojam 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

Parkside Lounge

317 East Houston St, New York

$ 5

Saturday March 6th -- Los Angeles

Kollaboration 10


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.

7 pm

Shrine Auditorium

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

Prudential Building

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

Puck Building

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.