The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: SFIAAFF, Tibet in Harlem

March 10, 2010

Thursday March 11th

Live Chat and performance with Dawen and Macy Gray

R&B musician Dawen will be streaming live on the web on U-Stream with Macy Gray.  Dawen will perform some covers, take audience questions for Macy, and giveaway some CDs.

7 to 8:30 pm PST

Tune into live U-STREAM here

Thursday March 11th to Sunday March 21st -- Bay Area

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival


The 28th SFIAAFF is North America's largest showcase for Asian American and Asian films. This year's festival is happening in SF, Berkeley, and San Jose, and will present over 120 works spanning all genres. Complete schedule and ticket info here.

Friday March 12th -- San Francisco

"Out of Place" Art Riot Extravaganza


"Out of Place" is a group show featuring nine cutting-edge artists who are "borderless" in terms of subject, style, and imagination. Includes a live team art battle, live music by DJ Zaion, vegan baked goods by Black Orchid Bakery, and a free swag bag to the first 25 people. More info and artist lineup here. Proudly sponsored by Hyphen and the SF ZineFest.

8 pm to 1 am (free artists reception at 7 pm)

SPACE Gallery

1141 Polk Street, San Francisco

$ 3 at the door

Friday March to Thursday March 12th -- NYC and Los Angeles

Children of Invention Premiere


Tze Chun's critically aclaimed film Children of Invention will have a limited run in New York City and LA. Two young children are left to fend for themselves when their mother is arrested for taking part in an illegal pyramid scheme.

NYC:  Big Cinemas Manhattan

239 E 59th St

Q&A w/Tze Chun on 3/12, 8:15 pm screening

Tickets here; double-feature discount for Dave Boyle's White on Rice here

Los Angeles: Downtown Independent 

251 S. Main St

Q&A w/Tze Chun all 3/13 screenings and Sun 4:30 pm screening

Tickets here

Saturday Marh 13th -- Los Angeles

Giant Robot: "Patchwork"


Giant Robot hosts the opening of  "Patchwork", a group show in which contributors submit squares of artwork on fabric to creat a collective "quilt". Artist preview pics here. Exhibit runs through April 7, 2010.

6:30 to 10 pm


2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles

Target Free Family Saturdays at Japanese American National Museum


Enjoy a day of free fun at the JANM. The theme for this month is "clothing", with an exploration of Japanese immigrant textiles, a children's clothing swap party, and an origami corner. Complete info here.

11 am to 4 pm

Japanese American National Museum

369 East 1st St, Los Angeles


Sunday March 14th -- St. Louis

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) Empowerment Dinner


Join other progressive APAs for a networking and empowerment dinner. For upcoming APAP events in other cities, check here.

6 pm

Buffalo Brewing Company

300 Olive St, St. Louis

Sunday March 14th to Saturday March 20th -- NYC

Tibet in Harlem 2


"Tibet in Harlem" is the second annual series of Tibetan and Tibet-related films at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. This year's program showcases rarely screened documentary and fiction films by some of the most well-known Tibetan and Chinese filmmakers working in Tibet today. Panel discussions, live performances, and receptions to follow most screenings. Screenings are a suggested donation of $12, with all proceeds contributed to NGOs and organizations working in Tibet. Schedule here; tickets here.

Tuesday March 16th -- Los Angeles

International Sketch Comedy Championships


Check out 2008 champions Projekt NewSpeak's SKETCHCOMEDYSHOW.COM as they compete in the Fourth Annual International Sketch Comedy Championships.

8 to 10 pm

Hollywood Improv

8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

$ 14, tickets here


Asian American Idol III Call for Contestants -- NYC

Karaoke-crazed? Croon and compete your way to glory and fabulous prizes at the 3rd Annual Asian American Idol on April 1st, a fundraiser for the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families. Open to people of all backgrounds and skill levels; no prior karaoke experience required. Registration is $20 here. Registration deadline: Friday March 12, 2010.

Lead the Way Fellowship: Call for Applicants

The Women of Color Policy Network has launched their latest initiative "Lead the Way", which provides support and training for women of color mid-level managers and emerging Executive Directors in the nonprofit sector. A cohort of 15-20 fellows will be selected to attend an intensive five-day leadership retreat (Miami: July 13-18 for Execuitve Directors; July 27-August 1 for managers) with some of the country's leading experts on nonprofit management. Download an application packet here. Application deadline: May 24, 2010.