The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Kollaboration NY, Chink Monkey

June 23, 2010

Wednesday June 23rd to Friday June 25th -- Alexandria, VA

Advancing Justice Conference

The Advancing Justice conference brings together a diverse group of stakeholders around national civil rights and social justice issues facing the API community. With keynote speaker Samoan Amerian activist and organizer Lua Pritchard. More info and registration here.

The Westin Alexandria

400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria VA

Thursday June 24th -- Los Angeles

Customs and Departures: An Evening with Thai American Writers

"Customs and Departures" is a gathering of Thai American writers, featuring novelist/TV writer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, playwright/blogger Prince Gomolvilas, memoirist Ira Sukrungruang, and poet Pimone Triplett. Followed by a Q&A and reception with Thai food.

7:30 pm

University of Southern California

Mark Taper Hall, THH 102

3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles


Thursday June 24th -- Berkeley

Go! Ohana

Join RAMA for the art and music showcase "Go! Ohana", featuring musician Alice Tong, magician Chin-Chin, Infinity Funk Project, and more. Includes food and drinks and a free raffle. More info here.

7:30 to 9 pm

La Pena Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

$ 8

Thursday June 24th and Friday June 25th -- San Francisco

National APIA Historic Preservation Forum

This forum will convene community advocates, professionals, local agencies, and others interested in preserving and honoring the heritage resources and cultural traditions of API communities. Share strategies and help set a national agenda to advocate for future collaboration and stewardship. More info and registration here.

Hotel Kabuki

1625 Post St, San Francisco

Friday June 25th -- Oakland

All-In Poker & Blackjack Tournament

Poker and blackjack players of all skill levels are welcome to join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) First Annual All-In Tournament. Prizes include an iPad, membership, and other items. All proceeds benefit the OACC. More info here.

7 pm

Pacific Renaissance Plaza

388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland

$35+; registration here

Friday June 25th -- Los Angeles


This one's for the kid in all of us: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), Visual Communications, and Giant Robot present an outdoor double screening of episodes of YO GABBA GABBA! and the iconic Japanese sci-fi show Ultraman. With live appearances by characters by MUNO, BROBEE, and PLEX. DJ Set by DJ Ultraman. The Lomo Arigato truck (Peruvian/Japanese food) will also be there. More info here.

6:30 pm


244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo, Downtown LA


Friday June 25th and Saturday June 26th -- Los Angeles

THINK Conference

The Korean American Coalition invites you to attend the THINK (Topple Hunger in North Korea) Conference, a national gathering to raise awareness and educate the public about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea. Student scholarships available. More info and registration here.

Westin Bonaventure Hotel

404 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles

Saturday June 26th -- NYC

Kollaboration New York

This Asian American talent show keeps getting bigger, with Kollaboration New York 5. This year's performers include musician Alfa, comedians Jen Kwok and Sheng Wang, dancers Part Time Models, and more. More info here.

7 to 10 pm

Highline Ballroom

431 W 16th St, New York

$10+; tickets here

Saturday June 26th -- NYC

The Task of the Translator

Join Sinan Antoon, Fayre Makeig, and Lucas Klein as they discuss the role of translator in an English-speaking world and read their translations of Asian literary heavyweights like Gu Cheng, H.E. Sayeh, and Mahmoud Darwish. More info here.

Noon to 1 pm

Woodside Library

54-22 Skillman Ave, Woodside, NY


Saturday June 26th -- San Francisco

Chink Monkey Premiere

Steven Low presents the premiere of his provocative one-man show Chink Monkey, an exploration of Asian American masculinity, race, and interracial romance. More info here

7 pm

Phoenix Theater

414 Mason St, 4th floor, San Frncisco


Sunday June 27th -- NYC

CACF Action Council Happy Hour

Join the Action Council of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) for a summer hapapy hour and to learn how to get more involved in supporting API community advocacy in New York. Bonus: open bar! More info here.

5 to 8 pm (open bar 5 to 6 pm)


110 Rivington St (@ Essex), New York


Monday June 28th -- NYC

Transnational Adoption Panel

Join professor David L. Eng, musician Jared Rehberg, writers Wendy Lee and Marie Myung-Ok Lee, and author Mi Soon Burzlaff for a discussion around transnational adoption and Asian American identity. More info here.

7 to 9 pm


53-22 Roosevelt Ave, 2nd floor, Woodside, NY